Evana Patterson has lived and breathed make-up for over ten years. She has travelled and worked as a make-up artist in Hong Kong and Japan and currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand. Evana recently won a nationwide search to be New Zealand’s Max Factor Make-up Artist. When asked what the best thing is about being a make-up artist, Evana says “It’s a job that’s not really a job! Knowing you have made women feel great about themselves is rewarding”.
How to pick the right foundation for your skin tone:
When shopping for a foundation always test on your jaw-line, not your hand or wrist – these are usually completely different colours to your face.
If the foundation ‘disappears’ into your jaw-line, this is the right colour for you.
If you have been tanning, go 1 to 2 shades warmer to match your décolleté.
Keep in mind the seasons, if you are buying at the end of winter, buy a shade warmer to suit your skin through summer and likewise with buying in summer to go into winter – one shade lighter.
NB: For nights out where flash photography will be used, put aside your SPF foundation for a non SPF formula as the titanium dioxide in sunscreens cause the flash to reflect and make you look ghostly white.