Joy Terri began her career as a professional make-up artist, specialising in fashion make-up for magazines. Read more
I'm a 27 old female, with a lot of broken veins (spider veins/roscea), I'm struggling to find a foundation that 1) while cover the red 2) not look plastered on 3) does not make me look like a gost 4) or 10 years older.
I realise you would like the advantages of one product that offers a solution to all your needs. However, in honesty, you can either opt for a heavier foundation which tends not to look as natural, but can cover. The correct shade should not pale your skin, so you won’t ‘look like a ghost’.
I can’t offer shade names as these need to be matched to skin, but a favourite high cover foundation that is also long-lasting, is Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation.
If your desire is to look natural and obtain the coverage, then all you may need is a colour corrector, not necessarily a foundation that offers complete cover. You can apply a moderate-cover foundation which looks far more natural, after having disguised the redness of the veins with a colour corrector. A green corrector (don't worry, I know that sounds scary) counteracts pink or redness on the skin.
Colour correctors are generally applied before foundation over the red areas (and mostly applied in the same way you apply a concealer). It’s best to ask for application advice, depending on which brand you select.
Some product suggestions are:
Clinique - Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15.
Smashbox (available at selected Woolworths stores) - Photo Finish Colour Correcting Foundation Primer, Adjust.
PMU Online – Flawless Complexion Gel Red Fix