Now that summer is here, we all want that perfect, natural looking make-up glow to take us from day to night. We’ve been chatting to our friends at Clarins for advice on the perfect foundation and here’s what they had to say:
How do you choose the perfect foundation?
Foundation must even, illuminate and enhance beauty without creating a mask effect. To find the one that suits you, choose:
1. According to your skin type : If you have oily or combination skin, choose an oil-free formula. If your skin is normal or combination, opt for a liquid texture. For dry or mature skin, choose a richer, more comfortable cream texture.
2. According to the natural colour of your complexion: Apply a little foundation on the top of the nose or the base of the thumb, where you will find the exact colour of your skin. Choose the foundation shade closest to your natural skin colour and preferably a shade paler. If you have a dull complexion, a shade with a touch of pink or apricot will restore a healthy glow.
How do you apply foundation?
STEP 1: Prepare your skin.
Cleanse and thoroughly dry your face, including the neck. Apply a Clarins day cream adapted to your skin type. Your foundation will hold even better if your skin is perfectly moisturised.
STEP 2: Apply your foundation
Use the fingers or a brush for medium coverage and a sponge for a more transparent result. Delicately smooth foundation from the middle of the face to the sides, not forgetting the sides of the nose and under the eyes, then blend in towards the ears and neck.
STEP 3: Powder.
No shine in any circumstance! Loose Powder matifies the complexion, sets make-up and visually minimizes small skin imperfections.
Clarins are giving FOUR readers the chance to WIN one of their best-selling foundations ‘Everlasting Foundation’ in your choice of shade PLUS a gorgeous make-up purse to take all our beauty bits on the go with you.
To enter simply comment on this post to let us know which number shade from the picture above is best suited to your skin tone.
Terms and conditions here.
The winner/s of the competition will be determined on 25th October 2011. The winner/s will be notified via e-mail and/or sms and/or telephone on/before the 27th October 2011. The rules applicable to the competition can be obtained from the Head of Marketing at Truworths’ Head Office at any date and time during business hours or by going to www.truworths.co.za.
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