We couldn't agree more with this nugget from Laura Mercier, someone we've spent a lot of time with over the years (and someone we have a lot of time for...)
Why, just this weekend, we were trawling through yet more rubbishy YouTube make-up videos, transfixed as a teen 'expert' smothered her whole face (every last pore!) with lavishly brushed-on foundation.
Laura's wisdom, by contrast, is (as above): that each of us should only use what we need. Which means, in terms of foundation: just a touch of base, judiciously applied on - say - redness, dark circles, uneven patches. (Or Laura's legendary, bestselling Secret Camouflage concealer, if extra coverage is needed...)
Now as it happens, each Sunday, a bulletin from The Urban Retreat Beautique plops into our inbox. And this last edition featured a lovely interview with Laura about her fave raves. If you click here, you can discover her favourite Sunday lunch spot, top health tip - and what's inside her handbag.
Which turns out to be surprisingly little.
But then, as Laura says, less is often more...
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