Foundation Masterclass


Nobody minds being complimented on a lipstick. But you never want to hear the words ‘I love your foundation’… Base is meant to camouflage flaws – yet disappear like magic into the skin. Getting it right is a major beauty challenge. (Which is why bathroom cabinets are cluttered with bottles, jars and tubes of foundation that aren’t quite right – but it seems too extravagant to throw away…) So here are the ultimate secrets on choosing, applying and wearing face base. Flawlessly.

The right foundation takes just moments to apply – but (sometimes) hours to track down, in the perfect shade. We are huge fans of foundation, believing that base – plus mascara and blusher – are the true make-up must-haves, especially as we age and skin and tone becomes more uneven. (AND As Trish McEvoy observes: ‘if you’re looking for one product that makes a difference to older faces, it’s foundation.’) Read More…