14 November 2018Last updated

Make-up: face

The best bases and facial products for a flawless complexion

1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • The Aquarius Reader judges marked this 9/10.


Best foundation

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Dh200, Paris Gallery

“My favourite foundation! It’s light and blends easily for a sheer finish. It doesn’t look cakey even if you apply two layers.” — Kunjal

Best primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Dh175, Wojooh

“I always want to have picture-perfect skin, and this primer gives me flawless, smooth skin with just a touch of product.” — Sonam

Best BB cream

Dior Hydra Life BB Creme, Dh340, Paris Gallery

“My absolute favourite BB cream — perfect coverage, feels lovely and gives skin a gorgeous dewy glow.” — Tala

Best face powder

Chanel Poudre Universelle, Dh240, Paris Gallery

“This powder settles on to skin instantly, providing a satiny smooth finish. It’s perfect to brush over foundation to provide a matte finish and also to give a little extra coverage.” — Tamsynlee

Best concealer

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Dh118, Bloomingdale’s

“This concealer gives amazing coverage and is long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about touch-ups.” — Madiha

Best make-up brush range

MAC make-up brushes, from Dh119

“They are still my favourite brushes. They last forever and are made of high-quality fibres.” — Samira

For a more purse-friendly face powder option, MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish powder was a top contender! Dh156

Top tip

“Finding the right shade of foundation can be difficult, especially if you have pigmentation. I always match foundation to the centre of the cheek - it’s the easiest way to get the right shade! Always invest in two foundations once you’ve found the right tone. By having a slightly lighter or darker version, you can mix and match to perfectly cover every part of your face.” — Huda