First base

First base

Relationships. Affairs. Dalliances. Call them what you will – a union of sorts is always filled with ups and downs and more effort than you imagined possible.
If you and your foundation are at face-off check into beautyheaven’s foundation therapy and ensure that you and your base live a long and happy life together…


Perfect match: Those with normal to dry skin

This is the ideal choice if you’re a teensy bit of a control freak. The experts say that liquid foundation is the base that you have most influence over: you can go as light or dark as you like – the ball’s in your court. It’s also the best base for adding equal amounts of coverage and moisture to dry and dehydrated skin (so it’s a must for mature skins). But remember what Spiderman taught us – with great power comes great responsibility. So use it wisely.

Mary Kay Mary Kay® Full-Coverage Foundation

Max Factor Lasting Performance Liquid Foundation

Mode Liquid Foundation


Perfect match: Those with problem skin

Mineral foundation is like the cool kid of foundations; everyone wants to be her friend. Why you ask? Well, she provides semi-matt coverage without clogging pores or irritating skin so it’s perfect for just about any skin, including those plagued by pesky acne, rosacea, redness or scarring. But it so doesn’t want to be your friend if you have even a whiff of a wrinkle – it can find it’s way into fine lines and wrinkles quicker than your little sister can sniff out your diary. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation

Inika Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

Sheer Cover® Mineral Foundation Powder


Perfect match: Those with oily skin

The silky, oil-free coverage of powder foundations make them a friend in deed if you’re prone to a nasty breakout of the shines during the day. They allow the skin’s natural radiance to shine through while providing a matt and even finish. We like!

Artistry Flawless Coverage Powder Foundation

Rimmel London Stay Matte Compact Powder Foundation

Pola Silfique Powder Foundation SPF 20


Perfect match: Those looking for a quick all-in-one “second skin” look

A spray is like the all-round wonder kid on the block, there’s no one-trick-pony where this baby is concerned. It offers a lightweight, even finish and the non-contaminated application make sprays the perfect choice for those with skin sensitivities or anyone who has had IPL or microdermabrasion. While it’s a must-have for those who bore of blending quickly, those with a none-too-distant memory of a spray tan disaster may want to consider another option.

Clinique Airbrush Concealer

Era Spray Make-up – Classified Cosmetics Era Face

Krush Minerals Flawless Finish Airbrush Foundation

Tinted moisturiser

Perfect match: Normal skin with no real problem areas.

We love tinted moisturiser here at beautyheaven, but let’s be honest, if you’re looking for maximum coverage or have a spot angrier than a phone-throwing Crowe this ain’t your guy. What it is great for is when you want a natural look with just a hint of colour or if your only real skin problem is a pimple or two here and there or a smidgen of under eye circles. Which means we hate you as they’re not real skin problems.

Face of Australia Tinted Moisturiser

Juice Organics Light Tint Moisturizer with Sunscreen

True Solutions True All Day Moisture SPF 30+ Tinted

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