Gemma Chan's red carpet foundation is 50% off at Chemist Warehouse

Any excuse to bulk buy beauty products

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 20 2021

The Eternals premiere officially kicked off last night in LA and, as is to be expected, Gemma Chan (who plays one of the Marvel movie’s central characters) looked stunning.

Celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder created a vampy glam look for the L’Oréal ambassador using a slew of L’Oréal goodies – including a foundation which just so happens to be a bloody bargain (score).

The skin-perfecting formula in question is L’Oréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation, and it’s currently half price at Chemist Warehouse. Yep, you can forget paying $31.95 for a bottle of this lightweight, long-lasting formula because the discount pharmacy is peddling bottles of the stuff for just $15.97 a pop.



The key to achieving Chan’s airbrushed, sculpted makeup using the drugstore foundation? 

According to an interview with The Zoe Report, Blunder likes to prime the skin with a hyaluronic acid serum first to help plump and hydrate the actress’ complexion (here are some hyaluronic acid serums that’ll get your skin prepped for that budget-friendly foundation). 

But when it comes to foundation application, the A-list makeup artist likes to do things a little differently: “To start the base of the skin, apply L’Oréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation to ensure the skin is fresh and dewy.”

“Then apply a darker shade to the cheeks and jawline to create depth and dimension,” Blunder explained.

Lucky for us, Chemist Warehouse stocks 15 shades of L’Oréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation, so this trick can work on a multitude of skin tones. 

Image supplied by L'Oréal

Image supplied by L'Oréal

We’ve taken the liberty of hunting them down for you so you can add to cart and breeze on through to checkout: 15 Porcelain, 20 Ivory, 120 Vanilla, 130 True Beige, 140 Golden Beige, 145 Rose Beige, 150 Radiant Beige, 180 Rose Sand, 200 Golden Sand, 220 Sand, 245 Golden Honey, 260 Golden Sun, 290 Golden Amber, 340 Copper, and 355 Sienna.

Just call us the poor man’s Gemma Chan from now on….

Want more budget-friendly base product recommendations? These are the best drugstore foundations that cost less than $40.

Main image credit: Getty

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).