Desired Result

Glowy, youthful, blemishless skin. That’s the goal, right? I don’t know about you but I’ve always wondered how makeup artists make runway model’s skin look so amazing – like they’re not even wearing foundation. Surely, that’s when you know you’ve done it right.


Recently, the ‘my skin but better’ foundation look has been getting a lot of attention. For this look exactly, most beauty influencers have been using Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint. It’s a very sheer coverage liquid foundation that doesn’t intend to cover. It evens your complexion slightly while also reducing redness to some extent. It’s a glowly skin-like formula that makes it look like you have nothing on – making your skin look fresh and healthy.


Living in South Africa, we don’t have access to Glossier’s products but a marvellous substitute is Mac’s Face and Body Foundation. This is a well known classic. It does the exact same job. I’ve personally tried out this foundation and can’t say a bad word about it. My skin gets flushed easily and so it provides exactly enough coverage to minimise the redness. I set my t-zone with Mac’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: so that I don’t look like an oil spill by the end of the day. Most of everyone that’s reviewed the product says the foundation oxidises so that it’s a shade darker than what you initially apply – which I also found to be true. So go for a shade lighter than you’d think you’d need.


These foundations aren’t for those of you that have very problematic skin and desire more coverage. However, you can make it work by using this foundation and then going in with a concealer to cover up all blemishes and then setting it with a powder. Check out my post on how to create the appearance of great skin while having ‘problematic skin’.


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