Last week I was lucky enough to catch up with beauty genius, Terry De Gunzburg, aka: The Steve Jobs of make-up, who's just about to launch her new citrus-laced fragrance, , £96.30, for summer.
Terry knows - arguably better than anyone - how to create a flawless face (she's the mastermind behind everyone's favourite concealer: YSL Touche Eclat), so it seemed pretty apt to grill her on just how to maintain that immaculate coverage all day.
Here's her three-step guide:
Less is more. It’s my number one rule, every time. You don't need to put a lot of foundation on to make it last longer, it’s more about working it into the skin very, very well, that’s when you’ll see the best results.
Learn to layer. Not everyone has time but once you've mastered this technique you'll really notice a difference. Basically, you’re creating layers that ensure you have an extra surface on your skin, meaning everything gets completely absorbed. Whereas when you don’t work your base in properly, you create a micro air surface between your skin and the foundation, causing everything to slip and slide because it isn't sealing properly. Start by using your brush to work in a small dot of foundation on the forehead, each cheek and the chin, let that penetrate, wait a few minutes, then continue to blend more on top, as little or as much as needed to cover any pimples, redness or dark circles.
Brush up. Be sure to choose the right application tool, you want one that deposits just the right amount of foundation (barely any) and allows you to blend easily. Which is why I created my new brush, , £48, it’s perfect for creating a Photoshop finish without looking caked.