Q: Why are two shades of Vital Skin Foundation better than one?

When your makeup philosophy is all about creating the skin's best version of itself, applying foundation means mirroring the skin's natural tones instead of covering everything in one uniform mask. "I want people to say, 'you have great skin' and not 'you have great foundation'," says Gucci reaching for her two Vital Skin Foundation shades (Atelier II & IV) to create an amplified, healthy looking complexion.

The creamy, clean formulation does more than cover with skin-soothing actives that help correct where you need it.  To mimic the most common variations in tone for a "real skin" effect, Gucci recommends going 1-2 shades lighter to brighten the T-Zone, as well as under the eyes (where Vital Skin can double as concealer). She follows with her "true skin match" shade on the face's perimeter—for example, along the hairline and cheeks—then goes back in with her Spot Check Brush to target tiny imperfections.

The result is a flawless second-skin finish that's enhanced with Lit Up when applied to any light-catching high points of the face. Watch the full video now and schedule a complimentary Clean Beauty Concierge appointment to take the guesswork out of finding your perfect foundation match.



For more beauty Q&As, visit our "Ask Gucci" archive. Then hear Gucci's skincare regimen for prepping a smooth canvas for foundation and shop her top brush pick for the most refined application.