Kind people sometimes say to me, ‘You’ve got nice skin, it’s kind of glowy.’ Well much as I’d love to smile smugly and soak up the compliment, I’d feel a bit of a fraud. If my skin looks good it’s all down to layers of various moisturisers topped with a good make-up base.
One such base that I swear by is Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation. There are a couple of qualities that make this foundation special, as well as a lot of clever science behind the formulation. Firstly, the coverage is excellent; natural and light while hiding imperfections and evening out skin tone. Secondly, the formula contains 40 per cent Depsea water, which, translated, means the foundation seems to retain water instead of acting like a magnet for dry skin.
Once I’ve applied this foundation my whole face looks much brighter, more uniform in colour and I hardly need any concealer.
Shu Uemura is available at Harvey Nichols and Space NK, as well as individual boutique shops within London.