Pick the right foundation and you will look immaculate. By Dawn Chen
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Back in the day, foundations used to come in just fair and medium. Now that women have access to a whole spectrum of shades to complement their skin tones, it’s time to focus on the other half of the battle: picking the right formula.
“Many foundations now have skincare properties, including sun protection,” says Ginger Lynette, a makeup artist who’s worked on Shape’s cover girls. “It’s not enough to just look for the right skin tone match. You need to take care of your skin type and needs as well to ensure that your complexion looks as perfect as it can be.”
With Ginger’s help, we give you the low-down on what’s out there and which might fit you best.
Achieve a perfect complexion with… SPRAY
This foundation is best for Imparting an even and most natural-looking airbrushed look. However, spray is not for beginners as it can be hard to control.
Expect coverage of Sheer to medium
How to apply spray foundation Hold the product about 25cm away from your face and spray in a Z motion. Start at the forehead, then work towards the chin and continue the foundation naturally down the neck line, so there are no abrupt changes in tone.
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