After visiting summer eye make-up last month, this month I will be looking at foundation. BB or CC cream is a fantastic compromise for every day wear, but if, are looking to apply a little more one day; whether you are a wedding guest or perhaps part of the bridal party, it’s important to pick a foundation which will a) stay on, and b) look great in photographs.

I would always advise using a carefully selected primer – one which is oil-free and not too shimmery.  My particular favourites are the Laura Mercier range and for oilier skin, Becca Ever Matte Poreless Perfecting Primer.

When abroad, a light foundation, with buildable coverage is your best friend. Tried and tested, with the ‘no budging’ seal of approval include Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation and Bourjois Healthy Mix.

Many foundations are now fantastic, multi-purpose, all singing, all dancing formulas, which contain skincare ingredients. Great for everyday wear, yet, these can actually cause ‘Foundation Flashback’ particularly if they have a high dose of SPF in them.  SPF contains titanium dioxide which, in front of a flash camera, can make you appear a little more washed out, or cause your skin to appear much whiter than it actually is. Not great for wedding photographs…

I would advise to always check the SPF content of foundation and if you are unsure, take a few photos using your camera flash beforehand.

Many thanks to Jenny for this post.  Image by Julie Barron

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