Top tips: back to base

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 February, 2008, 12:00am

Rebecca Morrice Williams, founder of Becca Cosmetics, explains how to get the best out of your foundation:

'Concentrate on making the skin look good first. If the skin looks fresh and young then all the other makeup will look good after that. If the colour you've chosen doesn't match your skin it won't blend in and it won't look good.

'Use a good quality primer to refine, prime and protect the skin, preferably with a mineral SPF. Then apply tinted moisturiser or foundation. Build the coverage, adding concealer where necessary. When doing your face, there are some products that should be applied using a brush but for others you can just use fingers. Powders need to be applied with a good quality brush. But

if it's foundation or tinted moisturiser, start the application by using a brush and finish it off with your fingers, patting the product onto your skin. This will help to blend the products and make the finished results look more natural.

'If I could pick only one thing to leave home with it would be concealer because you can blend it into your skin or use it to cover up imperfections.'


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