CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The Breast Report - your guide to augmentation
- Put an end to bad hair days
- 24 hour makeup, products that last
- Sex appeal - do you have it?
BEAUTY LIQUID One of the most popular types of foundation due to its ability to provide sheer coverage and an au natural look, a liquid foundation is easy to apply and fits like a ‘second skin’. The coverage has different levels and can vary from light to heavy. Liquid foundation is also usually suited for both dry skin and combination skin. If you have oily skin, look for the oil-free options. Liquid foundation can be applied with a sponge, brush or can even be dabbed on with your fingertips and worked in a circular motion. OUR PICK Lycogel Breathable Camouflage in Beige 20ml, $108 1. 5. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15, $70, Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Foundation in 34 Warm Nude, $86 Cream A heavier base, cream is renowned for providing good coverage and is the number-one choice for makeup artists (it must be doing something right!). Due to its thick texture, which provides a creamy and flawless finish, it’s great to wear on a night out. There are many specialised versions on the market for different skin types, including oil-based and 24-hour long-wearing coverage. It works great on dry skin; however it’s best to avoid cream if you have oily skin – no one has time for high-shine! Cream foundation usually comes in a compact case and can be applied with a sponge.
Stick A duo gem, stick foundation can also be used as a concealer. The coverage tends to be heavier, making stick foundations perfect for covering up those niggling blemishes and imperfections! As well as wearing the hero cape for bad skin, the heavier coverage can also cover up scars, redness and dark under-eye circles. Bonus! Stick foundation is usually small and portable, meaning no risk of a messy purse. Because of the heavier consistency, stick foundations may not be suitable for everyday use if you’re prone to blemishes. This formula is best for normal to oily skin. However if you have dry skin, make sure to apply a bit of moisturiser first to avoid that ‘cakey’ look. OUR PICK Marc Jacobs Beauty accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick, $44 Nude by Nature Touch of Glow Highlight Stick, $24.95 POWDER A great on-the-go foundation, powder truly is a touchup hero. Lightweight and non-clogging, powder applies evenly and blends easily to achieve a radiant, natural looking complexion. Mineral powder is becoming a very popular alternative and is a great bet for people with sensitive skin or allergies. Powder is suitable for those with oily skin; however be cautious not to apply it too frequently, to avoid drying out your skin. Powder comes in compact form (usually with a handy little mirror) and is best applied using a big ol’ fluffy brush. www.cosbeauty.com.au 45