The perfect base- foundation chat!

It’s all about the base – beauty wise – this week, following last week’s Daily Record article I wrote on the subject of foundation. You can read the full DR article here.

A few foundations didn’t make the final cut for the paper (sorry about that!), so I just wanted to write about one of them here – the gorgeous new NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick (£30, Space NK).

I love a stick foundation – so easy to use. This new NARS stick is brilliant and, hard to believe, their first stick ever. Who knew?! It comes in 20 shades, and NARS say it doesn’t dry, streak or cake. And I agree. It feels fantastic when on – truly velvety.

You can apply to your full face, or you can use it for correcting, or contouring. At the opposite end to the foundation stick there’s a removable Touch-Up Blender. You can pop this out, or use it in the stick, for touching up, blending it on. Swipe it across the skin, or stipple it for fuller coverage.

I love a matte finish and this gives great matte!

My Daily Record article is all about changing up your makeup routine for the winter months – so have a read if you feel like you need advice on a new foundation. It’s not just my advice -there’s plenty from MAC and Bobbi Brown makeup artists in there too!