W hichever way you look at it, foundation is perfectly named; it’s the starting point of any great makeup look and every woman’s beauty bag staple. Not only that, but its versatility knows no bounds. We called upon UK Pro Makeup Artist Rona Leslie to share her top three foundation hacks guaranteed to get you the most from your makeup. Have a read of her top tips below or see her in action in the video above.
Hack #1: Double Wear + Primer = Flawless Matte Finish
Undoubtedly one of the most coveted beauty looks going is a fresh, flawless, matte finish and with 50 available shades to choose from in our most coveted, mattifying makeup, it is easier than ever for anyone to achieve this.
Create the perfect, shine-free, silky-smooth canvas for makeup application by applying The Mattifier evenly over clean skin using a Foundation Brush.
Then follow this with your go-to shade of Double Wear Makeup for a flawless, matte, natural finish that lasts all day. Most of us have redness or discolouration at the centre of the face, so blend outwards from there to keep the look natural.
Hack #2: Double Wear + Colour Corector = Bye Bye Dark Circles
In an age of long working hours (read: late-night Netflix binges), one of the biggest beauty challenges we face is how to look well-rested when sleep-deprived and unfortunately dark under-eye circles will invariably give us away. But now, thanks to two trusted Double Wear formulas and one genius hack, you can say goodbye to these for good.
Start by dotting Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo under the eye area and lightly blend with a Concealer Brush. This dispenses light, luminous coverage that will cover imperfections.
Once blended, go over the target areas with your go-to shade of Double Wear Makeup, sheering out for a natural finish.
Hack #3: Double Wear + Advanced Night Repair = Hydrated, Natural Finish
The top tip for creating a hydrated, natural finish is to combine your makeup and skincare. This not only sheers out foundation for a more authentic finish but instantly gives skin a natural-looking hydration boost.
Mix a drop of cult-favourite Advanced Night Repair Serum with your go-to shade of Double Wear Foundation. Using a large Brush, blend this onto the face, working from the centre out.
For an added touch of hydration and luminosity, dab a little extra serum onto the high points of the face.