A client recently told me that she was taught to colour match foundation to the back of her hand, which I thought was a really bizarre concept. I mean, unless you are spending your days modelling the latest Tiffany & Co catalogue, your hand isn’t really near your face #donttouchyourface, so why would you colour match to it? I remember as a teenager being taught to colour match to your jawline – nope, we don’t do that now either. It turns out your neck is one of the palest parts of your body, thanks to your noggin shading it from the sun. You want your face and body to be the same colour, so we match your foundation to your chest area. Another way to check that you are all over this matchy matchy business is to turn your head to the side and rest your chin on your shoulder. Step back and have a look in the mirror – your forehead, chin, shoulder and arm should all be the same colour. Of course this theory all goes out the window if you have a cracking farmers tan like me.

How were you taught to colour match?

Claire’s eyes were prepped using @maccosmeticsaustralia Pro Paint Pot in “Groundwork” and created using the @toofaced Born This Way Palette in colours “Truffle”, “Cocoa” and “Nude”, with @maccosmeticsaustralia “Bronze Frost” on the mobile lid. @bobbibrownaustralia Black Ink Gel Liner on the upper lashline and lower waterline, mascara and @modelrocklashes individual lashes. Brows filled using @anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Powder Duo in “Soft Brown” and tamed using @makeup_weapons Brow Balm. Velvety skin achieved by using the @smashboxcosmetics Photo Finish Primer, @meccacosmetica Lit from Within Illuminating Drops, @narsissist Sheer Glow Foundation, finished off with a dusting of @hourglasscosmetics Veil Translucent Powder and Ambient Lighting Powder. Contour, blush and @meccacosmetica Enlightened Highlight on the cheeks. Lip is @maccosmeticsaustralia “Cream in your Coffee” Lipstick.

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