This week we test: makeup base

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 July, 2009, 12:00am

Use makeup base or primer after moisturiser and before foundation. It helps to keep colour out of your pores and keeps makeup on your face for longer.

Anna Sui Moisturising Rich Foundation Primer (HK$250)

Featuring the brand's signature emblem and rose scent, this is a refreshing addition to your makeup routine. Light in texture, you only need a tiny bit for your whole face. Tel: 2196 8796

Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer Base (HK$148)

Glides smoothly onto skin and dries instantly so you don't get that greasy feeling when applying foundation. Helps make pores less obvious under your makeup.

Tel: 2890 0880

YSL Matt Touch Radiant Base (HK$295)

Helps to hold makeup in place, and with three products in the range for different appearances, you can choose the effect you want. A little too pricey, though.

Tel: 2111 0136

Orbis Smooth Mat Base (HK$139)

A creamy, unscented, non-irritating product that blends like a dream. The cute tube just adds to its appeal.

Tel: 2972 2322

Sephora Luminiser Smooth and Mattify Base (HK$109)

This goes on smoothly and really feels as if it is moisturising the face, leaving it soft, supple and ready for makeup.

Tel: 2771 8061