HOW TO

Watch: 3 foundations, 3 ways, 3 fresh finishes

Picture this – you’ve found what seems to be your perfect foundation match. The undertone? Ideal. The finish? Flawless. The feel? Like a second skin. Except when you go to apply it, it just won’t sink in; we’re talking streaks, caking, exacerbating fine lines – the works!

You’re back to square one, right? Wrong.

Fact: the wrong application technique can ruin even the best foundation. And, not every brush or blender will work with every foundation – some will soak up all your product, others might leave you looking cracked and cakey. For other formulas, fingertips are your very best option. Confused? There’s no need to be. Let us break it down.

Three foundations, three ways, three fresh finishes coming your way. Press play!

FOUNDATION 1: FEATURING ELLIS FAAS SKIN VEIL FOUNDATION

Everyone’s lapping up TikTok’s favourite ‘clean’ makeup look (essentially, simple, minimal, glowy), and this radiant-finish foundation will help you feel fresher than ever – when applied with the Mecca Cosmetica All Over Buffing Brush. Start in the centre of the face first and buff outwards. The result? Medium coverage with a luminous sheen, sans streaks.

FOUNDATION 2: FEATURING RMS “UN” COVER-UP CREAM FOUNDATION

For when you need a little more coverage – and want the option to build it up. This cult-classic cream foundation works best with a damp sponge to help thin out the formula. Bounce the MECCA MAX Beauty Bullet Flawless Sphere sponge across the face to achieve a ‘real skin’ finish.

Foundation 3: FEATURING NARS SOFT MATTE COMPLETE FOUNDATION

This full – but never cakey! – formula is best applied with your fingers for a seamless semi-matte finish. Sweep the product across the face first, then build up extra coverage by tapping fingers on the areas where you need it. A hands-on approach warms up the product and helps it ‘melt’ into skin.

More life-changing tricks to help you apply foundation like a pro? Book yourself a redeemable 1:1 consultation with a MECCA expert.

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