This allows me to choose the finish I want, the best formula for the persons skin type and most importantly, the correct shade. The variety of shades also allows me to mix them together to make other shades.
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – This is a staple in my kit as its fantastic for TV and film work. It provides full coverage whilst still looking like skin and stays put all day! It also lasts quite a while in my kit, as one pump is enough coverage. Additionally, its oil-free so great for mattifying oily skin.
Clarins Lifting & Firming Foundation – This is a fantastic foundation for slightly older skin. It provides medium coverage with a beautiful dewy finish. This is always a big hit with older ladies. It definately gives a lift to skin but not so sure about the firming part!
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation – This has been in my kit since it came out. Its perfect as a slightly more moisturising foundation for drier skin. The coverage is medium-full and gives a lovely polished finish that looks incredibly natural. As its gel based it goes on smoothly and feels and looks very light on the skin, perfect for events and photographic work.
As well as the 3 mentioned, I always have MAC Face & Body in white in my kit. I use this to mix with foundations to both lighten and thin them out.