Foundation Favourites: 6 Products For An Ace Base

He paints the faces of the Kardashians, the Hadid’s, Joan Smalls and Chrissy Teigen. A red carpet make-up genius, Patrick Ta shares his tips for radiant faces.

“For foundation to work for me, the overall effect is for skin to look like really great skin. The product has to be invisible, just offering a glow in the right places and working as a really great base for the make-up look.”

1. La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, €100

Skincolor de la Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation 2


Featherlight foundation with good coverage and La Mer’s signature skincare benefits – what’s not to love?

2. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit, €34

bobbi brown concealer

A smooth, rich concealer, accompanied by a pressed powder to set it into place.

3. Tom Ford Lip Color in Sable Smoke, €49


The perfect nude across all hair colours and complexions.

4. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ setting spray, €21

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Calms skin, soothes, refreshes and sets make-up in a spritz.

5. La Mer The Powder, €90

Skincolor de la Mer The Powder 22

The ultimate in luxury; super- fine to set make-up gently and invisibly.

6. Elizabeth Arden Foundation Brush, €29

Prevage Foundation Brush 300DPI

Dual-ended – one for fine detail, the other curved to sweep around cheeks and chin.

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