The Right Foundation

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.




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3 responses to “The Right Foundation

  1. hhmm…
    i’ve been using a combination of MAC face&body for daytime and MAC Select for nighttime..
    altho i seem to be one of the v few that haven’t been on a holy grail foundation mission and gone thro every foundation out there, i’ve recently been wondering if i should switch?
    i’ve been wearing the Select more daytime recently and feel it a bit patchy by noon n maybe showing up a few pores i didn’t think were there..
    i’ve quite dry skin, and am, ahem 35 – what would you think?

  2. thebeautyguerrilla

    The trouble with MAC foundations is that the formulations are very thick and heavy – so whilst they can make the skin look great they aren’t very good for it. I know a lot of people who start suffering from acne and skin problems after using it.

    Depending on ow much coverage you want, you could try a tinted moisturiser. Wonderful for dry skin but you will need a good quality concealor.

    Becca do great tinted moisturisers in a wide range of shades – Shimmering Skin Perfector is particularly good if you want to add some glow.

    For more coverage you could try a mineral foundation – good for the skin ad you can layer up how much coverage you want and need. I like Afterglow because it doesn’t have the shiny effect that some brands do and it doesn’t settle in creases.

    Hope that helps!

  3. ta for that! i haven’t ever used becca.. i must start looking around a bit more..

    i haven’t really explored mineral foundations.. i’ve used one or two but wasn’t overly impressed
    maybe i’ll have a search for a new tinted moisturiser

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