I always get asked what foundation I use and my answer is always the same: Many! Here I have listed 5 of the foundations I like to work with, though there are many more! These can all be found online from the affiliated brand/company…
- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (Shown in shade #4)
I use this foundation in many beauty shoots. It is lightweight, silky and has a beautiful dewy-look. Quite a sheer, but buildable coverage.
- Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid (Show in shade #40)
Again I use this in beauty shoots. It has a heavier coverage than the GA Luminous Silk and provides an even more luminous look. This is also a beautiful foundation on mature skins due to it’s moisturising properties – a winner for Mother of the Bride’s! Contains sunscreen: SPF 15.
- MAC Face and Body Foundation (Shown in shade C6)
I mainly use this foundation on the body, though it can be used on the face. It is a beautiful body foundation and works well to cover bruises and enhance a tan when used all over. It’s waterproof so it’s great for beach shoots.
- Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional finish makeup (Shown in shade #10)
This has now been discontinued by Chanel. Sad face. I use this on myself and I love the dewy, medium coverage. It is really similar to the Vitalumiere – perhaps why it has been replaced with ‘Perfection Lumiere’. While I haven’t tried its replacement myself, my sister recently purchased it and it appears to have a slightly more matte finish which is often favorable with younger skins. It’s next on my list to try!
- Latonas Matte Liquid Foundation (Shown in shade Almond)
Brisbane based company Latona’s have it right with this formula. A beautiful matte foundation which can be mixed with distilled water to go through an airbrush gun. I use this foundation on most of my brides and for many of the glamour/swimsuit shoots that I do.
Just a few of the foundations I use and stock in my makeup kit. I think it is really important to have a range for different skin types and desired finishes. A trick if you can’t afford to stock the full range of foundations of your choice: Buy the darkest and lightest colour (keeping in mind some foundations may be more pink or yellow based than others so you may have to buy one in-between) and custom mix for each client.
I hope as an artist or for personal use you find this helpful. Feedback and questions are always welcome, so feel free to leave a comment below and I will respond as soon as possible.