Getting Your Base Makeup Right

The secret to looking flawless all day is getting your base makeup right. That means from prepping your face to applying concealer, it can make a world of difference. A well-applied base makeup will help you mask blemishes and pores, avoid crumbly makeup, and create that velvet smooth, flawless finish that lasts all day!

And, we’re here to teach you how:

Step 1: Makeup Primer

What It Is: Primers come in a variety of textures and is used to hydrate and create a smooth layer that will ensure your makeup sticks and stays on longer throughout the day.

If you have dull skin, try the Touch in Sol’s I’m Very Useful Make-Up Boomer silky gel primer with light diffusing, fine hologram-like pearls to give your skin a pearlescent luminescence for the illusion of a slimmer looking, perfectly soft, radiant and dewy skin.

Article_makeupBaseFor those with dry skin, you’ll love the Touch in Sol’s Feel Like Honey Skin Base lightweight gel primer for its rich honey, hyaluronic acid and hydrolysed collagen-based rejuvenating system that moisturises and firms while minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How: We recommend using your fingertips as they help work the product deep into your skin. Start in the centre of your face and work your way out for the most even coverage.

Step 2: BB Cream

What It Is: Known as Blemish Balms, BB creams provide all round coverage with added skin care benefits like sun protection. They’re lighter than foundations but heavier than tinted moisturisers, providing a sheer and natural finish.

We love Touch in Sol’s Pure Dew Drop BB Cream for its moisture burst water capsules that are suited for sensitive and troubled areas. It’s also waterproof, making it resistant to sweat and water, all day long!Article_makeupBase1

How: Dot the product all over your face and gently blend with your fingers or a makeup brush. Always start with a thin light layer and work your way up to avoid a cakey appearance.

Step 3: Concealer

What It Is: A highly pigmented cosmetic meant to mask small troubled areas like under eyes, scarring and extreme discolouration.

Unsure of what shade to get? The Canmake Color Mixing Concealers are a trio of silky concealers in an adorable case with a mixing space, you’ll be able to mix the perfect shade! Plus it has SPF 50+ PA+++ so you’ll get that extra sun protection!

Article_makeupBase2How: Pat sparingly onto troubled areas such as undereye circles and acne scars, build up as needed, remember to blend well. Skip this step if your BB cream or foundation provided enough coverage.

Step 4: Finishing Powder

What It Is: A light powder used to reduce shine and set your base makeup so that it does not melt or rub away. Works by absorbing excess oils and sebum, delaying the need for reapplication.

Achieve that soft, matte finish and hiding any unevenness in your complexion while reducing shine and stickiness with Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder made of 72% minerals and beautifying agents. It’s moisturising, kind to your skin and can be washed off with ordinary face wash!


How: Dip a powder brush or powder puff into the powder, gently tap off the excess and dust evenly over your face. Start from the cheeks, forehead and around the nose before spreading the powder back towards the outer edge of the face.

So, there you have it! 4 easy steps for the perfect base makeup application and that porcelain looking skin!