Foundation

  • Foundation: the basics

    When it comes to foundation, the two keys to success are to choose the right shade and to apply it correctly. Both these fundamentals hide a number of other factors...

  • The heat's on, so lighten up

    We all know that make up fashions change with the season, but beyond the latest trends there's a basic rule of thumb for summer cosmetics: when the sun's brighter, keep...

  • Cosmetic care

    We're always talking about taking care of your health with exercise and diet, and about which products to use to look after your skin and your hair etc., but here...

  • How to care for combination skin

    The first step in looking after your skin is to understand it and to recognise what type it is. Pay attention and see how it reacts and you'll be able...

  • How to… correct a prominent nose

    Clever contouring with darker shades of base and powder can make a wide nose appear slimmer…1 Back to baseTo play down a wide or prominent nose, contour using a darker...

  • Take a foundation course in great skin

    From Scarlett Johansson to Helen Mirren, it's a rare celebrity who isn't blessed with - or helped towards - smooth, clear skin. But when it comes to those of us...

  • Keep your looks long-lasting for Christmas

    What with all that kissing under the mistletoe, socialising and entertaining, never mind the time spent getting Christmas dinner ready in a hot kitchen, make-up has its work cut out...

  • Keep legs looking smooth in short skirts

    If broken veins or blemishes on your thighs make you feel self-conscious about wearing short skirts, apply foundation or concealer to the patches about which you feel most uncomfortable, setting...
  • Get the Look: A nose for foundation

    Want to know how to find the perfect texture of foundation? Test it on your nose, says Tess Daly make-up artist Aimee Adams, because it's where skin can be oily...
  • Eyes and brows: Conceal those circles

    Normally, we match our concealer to our foundation and skin tone. However, on holiday for the Christmas break, we mistakenly packed our normal solid concealer (Barbara Daly make-up for Tesco)...

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