Get a flawless look in five easy steps
For a flawless finish you need to begin with a clean canvas. Wash your face and gently pat dry with a towel. Follow with toner (to minimise pores) and your moisturiser (we love Neutrogena’s Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser R84,95)
BB Creams are a multi-use product, a combination of moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunscreen (read more in our upcoming September issue feature). Bobbi Brown’s BB Cream comes in 5 tints, creates a great base for the rest of your make up and has an SPF35 (R410).
Cover up spots and redness with concealer first. This will save you from using too much foundation. Concealer is your best bet for minimizing tired-looking eyes. Blend two or three dots underneath and a dot on the outer corner of each eye.
When applying your base remember to use as little as possible first and add from there as too-thick foundation can look cakey and unnatural. Opinions differ on whether to use a sponge, a brush or your finger, we suggest to use whatever you find easiest. Apply in the direction of the hairs on your face (downwards and away from the centre).
Make sure your foundation is blended well, especially along the jawline. Now set your look in place with a powder, we recommend a translucent one as it won’t alter the colour of your foundation. Use a thick make up brush to lightly sweep over your face, leaving your skin beautifully even and ready for the rest of your make up.