Beauty 118: your questions answered!

30 April 2009


Every week we scour the shelves of the beauty cupboard and sniff, slather on and spritz every sample to bring you specialised beauty advice. It seems at the moment all you want to know about is foundation – have you checked out our summer skin beauty special? – and we've answered below. If you've got any other questions, from what to use to erase under-eye circles, to the hottest nail colour for summer, just post them below or email and we'll get back to you!

Q: I have to use foundation with high coverage due to my bad skin, but the finish always looks flat and dull. Are there any foundations out there that will provide full coverage as well as giving a dewy, glowing finish?

Prescriptives Custom Blend foundation is a good option. You can go to the counter and tell them what you need and they'll mix up a foundation just for you. You can add highlighter to it too, which will give you the dewy look you're after. Alternatively, try Clinique's Perfectly Real Make-up foundation as it's good for coverage but it's also lightweight, leaving a healthy, more natural look than some heavier textures.

Q: I need full coverage on my face but I can't find a foundation that lets me do this without turning me orange and making me look like a I have an inch-thick powdery mask on (even when it's liquid!) Please help.

Right, you need Armani's Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Make-Up foundation. It basically does what the name says with the added benefit of good coverage. Enough said! 


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