When it comes to a flawless base and a radiant long-lasting finish, selecting the right complexion products and knowing how to apply them is key, but before you even get to that stage, it’s important to think about what is happening underneath your makeup. The foundation to your makeup looking seamless always starts with skincare!

Rupert sat down with Cosmetic Scientist Mateja Weber, Head of Science and Innovation at skincare brand Romilly Wilde, to discuss how to create the perfect base for your makeup. 



The first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse the skin.  Not only will it remove dirt, excess oil and impurities from the skin's surface, but gentle cleansing allows your skincare to work harder for the best benefits.  Use a gentle cleanser that's suited for your skin type to avoid over-drying or irritation. Romilly Wilde's certified Kind To Biome Light + Energy Serum Cleanser purifies without stripping the skin's natural moisture. 




“Proper hydration is essential for a flawless makeup application. Not only will your skin look more radiant, but your makeup will adhere better and stay longer on hydrated skin,” says Rupert. 

Mateja adds, that building a consistent and effective skincare routine can significantly enhance the results of your makeup application.  A considered skincare regimen will not only hydrate and nourish the skin, but it will also strengthen the crucial role of a resilient and healthy skin barrier, resulting in a more natural radiant makeup finish. 

“For the ultimate hydra boost, get a head start with Romilly Wilde’s 7 Day radiance boosting serum, the Multi-Vitamin Hydra Boost. Packed with biotech Vitamin C, this 7-day regimen locks in hydration, reduces the appearance of pores and skin feels lifted and resilient, revealing a more youthful complexion.”

Order of application is key! If you choose to layer skincare products then always apply from the thinnest to the thickest consistency, starting with lighter products like serums, and working your way up to thicker creams. It’s important to allow sufficient time between applying each product to allow absorption, prevent pilling and to create the perfect canvas for makeup application. It’s best to leave at least a few minutes between each product and gently pat into your skin for the best results.



Primers are designed to create a smooth and even base for makeup application. Under Wear Future Resist Skin Primer is our number 1 best seller across the delilah family of products and it’s won a host of awards for good reason. 

Rupert says “Under Wear is a universal foundation primer for all skin type that instantly blurs the appearance of uneven skin texture, improves foundation application, and prolongs wear.  Non greasy, velvety smooth and with a fresh serum like texture, this lightweight primer is an essential first step in your makeup routine, to ensure a flawless finish. Its silky, lightweight formula is enriched with skin enhancing peptides which give a brightening and smoothing effect.”


Modern formulations are sophisticated and complexion products often contain ingredients with skincare benefits to nourish your skin.  It’s important to consider a number of factors such as coverage, finish and shade when thinking about your base. 

Here at delilah, we have three different options, so whether you want a radiant sheer glow or a full coverage party-proof style, you can be sure the finish will be radiant and natural!  

Wake Up Radiant Skin Tint  
    A multi-functional new generation skin tint for all skin types.  Wake Up - Radiant Skin Tint delivers a blend of radiance boosting and skin nourishing ingredients alongside a sheer, sun kissed and dewy hint of colour. The skin appears instantly revitalised with a beautiful, naturally enhanced finish, when simply applied with the fingertips all over the face. Perfect as an introduction to complexion makeup or for those who prefer a very natural finish.

      Time Frame Future Resist Foundation SPF 20 

      Our original formula of foundation and loved by professional makeup artists and delilah devotees alike, Time Frame is a versatile, buildable coverage foundation with a soft, luminous finish.  Our go to for beautifully flawless, natural looking skin, it blends seamlessly to correct uneven tone, imperfections and pigmentation while providing a lit from within glow.  It can be applied for a sheer natural finish but can adapted to provide more coverage, especially when paired with our Full Coverage foundation brush for application.   

        The advanced formulation not only looks beautiful on the skin, but the blend of peptides, antioxidants and Broad-Spectrum SPF 20 work to repair and protect against environmental factors.

        Alibi The Perfect Cover Fluid Foundation

        Redefining performance and coverage for foundation, Alibi is the perfect choice for a long wearing, high coverage base which is heat, sweat and waterproof!   An incredible, full coverage and long wear foundation with a natural matte finish, Alibi creates flawless airbrushed effect skin effortlessly, while never feeling heavy with its innovative, highly pigmented hyper-fluid formula.  

          Peach Flower extract works as a powerful antioxidant to protect against environmental damage while light diffusing pigments provide a blurring effect to imperfections for a truly perfect finish.