Who invented makeup and the foundation that we use every single day? Foundation hails a long way back in the early 1900s when German actor Carl Baudin created flesh-coloured greasepaint to conceal the joint between his wig and forehead.
Today, a great foundation formula has the power to enhance your complexion, boost your confidence and possibly even rewind the clock a little.
Unfortunately, there are caveats when it comes to getting great results after a certain age. “Instead of trying to hide flaws as we might when we’re younger, think about enhancing what you have,” says Trinny Woodall, founder of Trinny London.
In practical terms, that might mean focusing on different parts of your face, switching formulas and getting your hands dirty again. “The issue is that as we mature, foundation can sit on skin and emphasise lines if we don’t adapt,” Trinny says. Discover how to achieve natural-looking coverage and make skin glow with a few new tricks.