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Let’s face it; foundation is fundamental to all our make-up routines and serves as a canvas for other products! Your foundation needs to meet the needs of your skin type as well as giving you the desired coverage and colour. Get your base right and master your feel-good make-up look! Here’s how to select the right foundation for you.
Does your foundation get restless and run rogue? Your skin type will affect how a foundation sits on your face. You want it to feel comfortable and stay put! So grab your mirror and get ready to analyse…
• Is your skin looking oily? For skin that loves to shine at the worst times, try a mattifying formula like our tea tree enriched Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation.
• Got sensitive skin in need of the delicate touch? Try our Fresh Nude Foundation enriched with Community Trade organic aloe vera, known for it’s soothing properties.
• Got combination skin that can’t make up its mind? You may need to combine products or switch up your foundation depending on the time of year.
How to find the perfect foundation? It’s easier than you think. Discover our range of foundation types to suit different skin needs and to help you achieve your dream look and feel.
For a smooth, satin glow with medium coverage choose Fresh Nude Foundation. If you’re looking for full coverage that mattifies and prevents shine, try Matte Clay Foundation.
How to use: Smooth a small amount of Fresh Nude Foundation evenly over your face with our Foundation Brush and blend well for a natural look. This foundation can be built up to your desired level of coverage.
Get full, even, matte coverage that feels super lightweight with Matte Clay Foundation. This fab formula combats shiny skin with oil absorbing properties and skin-clearing tea tree oil.
SEE IT IN ACTION
How to use: Apply with Matte Clay’s best friend, the multi-tasking Complexion Blender . For a streak-free, flawless finish, apply the foundation straight to the dampened blender and tap into your skin to build coverage. Use the wide base for larger surface areas and the pointed end to work into those hard-to-reach places like around your nose and eyes.
If you have warm undertones you probably tan easily, have greenish veins and look great in gold. If you have cool skin undertones, you probably burn easily, have bluish veins and look great in silver.
Next, test the shades that you think are a good match on your jawline in a well-lit environment.
If a shade stands out, it’s too light or dark. If the test shade ‘disappears’ into your skin, it’s a match!
Once you've chosen your shade, pick up a sample of a foundation of your choice in store to try before you buy!
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE WARM OR COOL UNDERTONES?
Warm skin tans easily, has greenish veins and suits gold jewellery, while cool skin burns easily, has bluish veins and suits silver jewellery best. If it’s tricky for you to tell, you have neutral undertones.
FRESH NUDE FOUNDATION
Enriched with Community Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, our foundation provides sensitive skin with 24hr hydration and lightweight coverage.
MATTE CLAY FOUNDATION
Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya, our ultra-lightweight, oil-absorbing foundation provides breathable, 24-hour full coverage.
Stop slippage and keep your foundation put all day with a setting powder. Use translucent powder or choose a powder shade that matches your foundation. Our Loose Face Powder is lightweight, mattifying and brightening for a totally flawless finish. Lightly brush it over the top to set your foundation.
HOW TO SHAPE EYEBROWS
Brows looking a little thin on the ground? Defined brows are essential for framing your face and helping you express yourself. Follow our four simple steps to achieving your perfect eyebrow shape and discover which products can help you get the look that defines you.
FIND YOUR LIP SHADE
Only you will know when you’ve found the right lip shade. Or, the right shades – no one ever said you had to stop at just one. Even so, there are plenty of tips and tricks to find the colour that suits you best. Learn how to analyse your skin tone and complexion and prepare to pucker up!