Base Layers
Base Layers
Once a pretty rudimentary category, foundation has seen a recent jolt of energy and innovation. And you can thank fenty beauty for that. When Rihanna released her game- changing inclusive 40-shade (!) range in 2017, she raised the bar for product launches that followed. Today, we expect more from our make-up and, between instagram and youtube, our voices are being heard… and that means seriously good things for your face
Maddie Aberman

Post-Sweat Skin Hacks

Before reaching for the foundation, prep your face with these three easy steps

COOL DOWN FAST

“You can’t apply make-up on still-perspiring skin,” says make-up artist Mali Thomas. “If you’re hot after your shower, splash your face with cold water or blast it with the cool shot on a blow-dryer.”

FACE MIST IS YOUR FRIEND

‘’It instantly refreshes and hydrates skin and it’s a great way to cool down your face,” says make-up artist Vincent Oquendo. Cold Pressed Skin’s Superberry Probiotic Face Mist (R300) is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help plump, brighten and refresh skin.

COLOUR CORRECTING

“Colour correcting is the use of cream or gel-based camouflage make-up to even out your complexion and to conceal skin discolouration,” say make-up artist Ryno Mulder. Scared you might end up looking like you joined the circus? Use this handy guide...

• GREEN – COUNTERACTS REDNESS AND BLOTCHINESS.

• YELLOW – COMBATS DISCOLOURATION.

• ORANGE – DISGUISES DARK SPOTS ON MEDIUM TO DARK SKIN TONES.

• PINK – COVERS UP DARK SPOTS ON LIGHT SKIN TONES.

Find your colour in the range of L.A Girl Pro Prep HD Color Correcting Face Primers (R125 each).

COVERAGE FOR THE GYM

Yay or Nay?

Sweating is like a facial steam. “It dilates pores and pushes out bacteria and oil,” says dermatologist Elizabeth Hale. Wearing face make-up, however, can block those benefits. “The barrier it creates prevents all this from escaping, plus it can clog pores,” she says. If you do go for it, just opt for a breathable mineral foundation and wash your face immediately afterwards.

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May 2020