Shu Uemura senior makeup artist Haydn Jones shares his top tips on applying the perfect base and updating your look in an instant.

What’s the best way of updating your makeup for autumn?
The easiest way to update you make up for the A/W season is to update your lipstick. As our summer tans fade we need to add more colour into our makeup. Red is the colour of choice this season. It need not be scary with the sweet lip collection Shu Uemura have the perfect red for everyone.

What are your steps for applying the perfect base?
Preparation!! Take that extra few minutes in the morning to complete a proper skincare routine. It really will make applying your base makeup much easier and it will last much longer. Don’t skip primer, I never do a makeup without it. Shu Uemura POREraser has a beautiful semi-matte finish, locking the moisture into your skin and holding the makeup on all day long.

Shu Uemura’s cleansers are renowned worldwide. Do you think cleansing is the most important part of the skincare routine?
Definitely, Mr Uemura teaches us that “Make up starts and finishes with cleansing”. The skin can do many functions the one thing it cannot do is to cleanse itself. Shu Uemura cleansing oils are so luxurious on the skin they make cleansing a pleasure, removing all traces of makeup and impurities without stripping the skin.

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