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LSA x Larry Yeo video: How to apply foundation for fair Asian skin

The average selection process for a foundation goes something like this: You spot a foundation that could be your colour. You pat a little on your hand or wrist, and if the colour comes close, and the bottle promises a finish that you want, then you purchase it.

This process leads to a ton of issues after you walk out the store, especially if you don’t have a clue about things like your undertones, your complexion type, and how you can make foundation work for your skin. The foundation you bought could be too pink, too yellow, or too neutral. Perhaps it tends to cake after awhile, or doesn’t cover up your blemishes enough. These are common mistakes to make. Knowing what suits your complexion is a crucial step to getting the most out of your base makeup, which leads to the next instalment of our Lifestyle Asia SG x Larry Yeo collaboration: How to match and apply foundation for a range of Asian skin tones.

In this first video, local makeup artist Larry Yeo, schools us on tips to nailing foundation application for fair Asian skin. The model, Jacki, has normal to dry skin, with yellow undertones. Watch the video above to see how Yeo navigates her complexion with products to achieve a beautiful, natural finish.

Products used:
Skin Aqua Sarafit UV Mist
Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation
Clinique Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Illumination
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Micro-Finishing Pressed Powder in 01

Videography and editing by Nicky Loh.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.