The ultimate Fenty Face make-up lesson

Fenty Beauty’s global make-up artist, Hector Espinal, shares his top make-up tips on how to create the perfect summer look

All great looks start with the perfect base, but don’t take our word for it. Watch this video from Fenty Beauty’s global make-up artist Hector Espinal, who explains how to choose your perfect Fenty foundation type and shade – and what to use to perfect its application. Voila!

Base drop

When it comes to a look you’re going to love, choosing the right foundation is essential. Fenty Beauty has created two stunning finishes, both of which come in an amazing 50 shades – so, whatever your skin type, you know your perfect match is waiting for you. If you like a shine-free finish, then oil-free Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is your go-to. Want a more natural-looking result? Opt for Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation, with its nourishing formula. Both give buildable, medium-to-full coverage, plus serious staying power.

Tools of the trade

With base application methods, do as Hector does and use a combination of the Fenty Beauty Full-Bodied Foundation Brush and the Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge and, of course, you don’t have to stick to just one foundation. Why not apply the Soft Matte Longwear Foundation on the T-zone with the Precision Make-up Sponge to reduce shine. Then buff the Hydrating Longwear Foundation everywhere you need it with the Foundation Brush to create the ultimate summer base.

Set in place

As the temperature soars, our make-up can slip – the key is to use setting powder to help it stay put. Many powders can feel heavy and cakey on the skin, especially in the sun, but not the Fenty Beauty Instant Retouch Setting Powder. Its silky finish makes it feel as light as air on skin and it doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores. Instead, it creates a veil-like filter to give your skin the perfect finish. It comes in eight shades to work with all skin tones.

Bronze it up

It’s time to add some summer warmth to your skin and that’s where Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer gets to work. Available in seven shades, you can build up the intensity of colour for either a light whisper of bronze all over or a glowing sun-kissed look. The perspiration- and water-resistant formula means you can rock it wherever your summer takes you.

Must-have blush

To add a hint of colour among the bronzing wonder, try Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush. Spanning 10 shades from soft pinks to bright purples and poppy reds – there’s a blush for everyone. Use either your fingertips to blend it into the apples of your cheeks or a brush to create a more diffused flush of colour.

Finishing touches

However you’ve crafted your summer look, finish it off with lashings of Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Mascara. The clever application wand has a ‘fat’ side to load product onto the lashes, and then you flip over to the ‘flat’ side to comb it through for a defined look. Then all you need is a slick of NEW Fenty Beauty Sheer Shiny Lipstick in one of 10 dazzling shades – to create a high shine, sheer, non-sticky effect – and you’re ready to amaze!