Choosing the right foundation can be tricky, it’s important to find the best formula for your skin. There’s a lot of makeup out there, from sheer to full coverage, matte to luminous. Most of the foundations listed can be found in local drug stores such as Boots or online lookfantastic.com.
As a product junkie I have used and trialled plenty foundations, some have worked better than others. I have compiled a list of the best overall foundations available. It’s essential to know your skin type and the overall look you are going for. If you have acne-prone skin, it’s best to avoid certain ingredients that can irritate the skin. Such as fragrance and alcohol. There are also matte finishes for oily skin and oil or water-based formulas for dry skin.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Freshwear Luminous
With this freshwear foundation, longwear no longer means thick and heavy coverage. The innovative oxygen technology gives a lightweight feel whilst the ultra- stretchable formula ensures full coverage application, therefore a little goes a long way.
SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation SPF 20
This oil-free, buildable base minimises the appearance of fine lines and imperfections for a flawless finish. Formulated with cutting edge Time Match Powder technology, Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid syncs with skin throughout the day to exude radiance when skin is dry and diffuse light when skin becomes oily.
NARS NATURAL RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATIONS
There’s no need to forgo coverage in favour of glow. The latest launch from Nars combines serious coverage with infusions of raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts for all-day hydration and radiance.
GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION
Lightweight, buildable and blurring, Luminous Silk is often regarded as the crème de la crème. Expect medium to full-coverage that brightens and smooths, but still allows the best bits of your skin to shine through. Similarly can also work as full coverage.
BOBBI BROWN SKIN FOUNDATION
This cult base from Bobbi Brown is a firm favourite amongst those that need a very hydrating formula. In addition It creates an even skin tone, minimises the appearance of pores. It also leaves skin looking bright and radiant.
CLINIQUE EVEN BETTER GLOW LIGHT REFLECTING MAKEUP
The presence of Vitamin C in this formula has created a foundation/moisturiser hybrid. Therefore encourages skin to glow on its own after prolonged wear. Combined with luminising pigments, it will leave your skin looking dewy and radiant
LANCÔME TEINT MIRACLE
Again formulated with an exceptionally high concentration of water. This makeup bag staple from Lancôme contains pearlescent pigments to deliver radiance that packs an extra punch. The best bit? It’s incredibly long-lasting with up to 12 hours of wear.
Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation
Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation. Invisible, mistake-proof foundation for visibly perfected & healthier looking skin. The weightless, smooth texture blends with skins real tone instead of masking it.
LAURA MERCIER CANDLEGLOW SOFT LUMINOUS FOUNDATION
A combination of radiant pearl mica, purified water and lightweight oils. The ingredients make this foundation from Laura Mercier, one of the most-coveted foundations amongst glow-getters. Skin is left hydrated, warm and, most importantly, flawless.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Magic Foundation
Whether your skin needs just a bit of perfecting, or you struggle with a frustrating issue like acne, melasma or rosacea, Magic Foundation will give you a perfect looking skin day, every day!