Beautiful make-up needs a perfect canvas to look its best. Thing is, most of us don’t have an immaculate complexion – but the good news is that it’s easy to fake it, provided you have the right tools. Ready to discover a bunch of beauty newbies that can help you in your quest for complexion perfection?
Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 compact make-up and concealer, R299
Revlon’s multi-tasking new compact contains a foundation, concealer, mirror and sponge! The lightweight yet medium coverage foundation provides buildable, long-lasting coverage that’s resistant to sweat. As for the concealer, it does a great job of coverage of both under-eye circles and spots.
Best for: Medium to dry skin types wanting medium to full coverage with a semi-matte finish.
Shade selection: There are 12 shades from which to choose that range from light to very dark.The Body Shop Fresh Nude foundation, R275
Enriched with English rose-water and aloe vera, The Body Shop’s hydrating new foundation offers light to medium coverage in a bid to look just like your own skin, but better. Another big plus? It also includes an SPF of 15.
Best for: Medium to dry skin types wanting light coverage with a dewy-looking finish.
Shade selection: There are 16 shades to choose from that range from very light to very dark.Maybelline Dream Velvet soft-matte hydrating foundation, R139,95
Matte foundations have been given a bad rap in the past for accentuating dryness and fine lines. Fortunately, Maybelline’s innovative Dream Velvet is a moisturising gel-whipped formulation that serves up a medium weight soft, matte finish that hydrates your skin for up to 12 hours. Maybelline says its fresh, natural-looking finish is ‘like a real life filter for your face’.
Best for: Balanced to drier skin types wanting a medium weight coverage with a semi-matte finish.
Shade selection: There are seven shades to choose from that range from light to dark.
Max Factor Miracle Match foundation, R219,95, Clicks
Max Factor’s new hydrating medium coverage foundation is ideal for drier skin types. It’s low on ‘powder’ and contains translucent as well as imperfection-blurring light-reflecting particles so it won’t dull your skin’s natural radiance. Also in the mix? Skin conditioning antioxidant vitamins E and B3 (niacinimide).
Best for: Balanced to dry skin types wanting light weight coverage with a radiant finish.
Shade selection: There are 12 shades to choose from that range from very light to dark.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Protect & Perfect CC Cream, R99,95
Even out your complexion and cover spots while gently treating them with exfoliating salicylic acid. Available in two shades, light and medium, each CC Cream can be used on its own or on top of your favourite moisturiser.
Best for: Spot-prone combination to oily skin types wanting sheer coverage.
Shade selection: There are two to pick from – light and medium.Essence All I Need … concealer palette, R67,50, Clicks and Dis-Chem
Don’t just stop at concealing the odd flaw – now you can colour correct too thanks to Essence’s handy new palette of cream to powder concealers. The green shade will neutralise redness, the yellow will blitz any blue or purple (ideal for dark circles) and the peach shade brightens.Benefit The POREfessional License to Blot instant oil-blotting stick, R245, Red Square
Struggling with enlarged pores and excessive shine? Benefit’s instant oil-blotting stick contains invisible blotting-spheres to mattify shine for up to six hours after you apply it. Thanks to an ergonomic triangular-shaped tip getting into nooks and crannies like the sides of your nose or around your eye brows is a breeze. Bodyography Ready, Set, Go makeup setting spray, R230, Placecol, Dreamnails and Perfect 10
You’ve achieved complexion perfection but now you want it to stay that way. This is where Bodyography’s new setting spray comes in. Simply mist it onto your face using an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion. It’ll set your make-up, help control oil and will keep keep your make-up looking freshly applied and picture perfect all day long. Now, can we have a selfie?See anything you’d like to try? Also, what is your favourite foundation at present? We’d love to hear from you so please chat to us in the comments section below.