6 of the best foundations
The secret to having a flawless complexion is these foundations
New Idea Contributor / April 11 2016
Finding your perfect foundation fit is a bit like searching for your soulmate: it’s time consuming and somewhat overwhelming, but once you’ve found The One, you just glow. Whether your complexion concern is shine or you need staying power, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best foundation base buys.
The oily-skin fix
If you find that your foundation slips off and your skin always looks greasy by midday, then a true matte formula is what you need. This foundation does a great job of soaking up excess oil, but does so in a super lightweight formula that glides over your skin and doesn’t cake or look chalky.
If you want something that really covers up imperfections, this foundation doubles as a concealer too. Use the side of the wand to apply it like your foundation or just use the tip to dot it on areas that need a bit more work. It gives full coverage but the wand applicator stops you from ever applying too much, and it’s long-lasting too.
The one that lasts all day
If you want fuller coverage, suffer from an oily T-zone or just don’t like to touch up your foundation, then try this long-lasting formula. It has a nice matte finish, but doesn’t feel heavy or as though it’s drying out your skin.
The anti-ageing wonder
If you want a foundation that treats your skin, this is packed with brightening and smoothing ingredients, so it’s as good as any serum. The dropper makes applying just the right amount simple, and the moisturising formula gives tired skin a fresh and plump look.
With its silky, whipped cream-like texture, this blends easily to smooth out fine lines and pores, just like a primer. It feels super-light and even though it has a slightly matte finish, it still leaves skin looking like skin.
The moisture-boosting compact
The latest high-tech cover-up to hit counters, this has a spongy cushion-like material you press the makeup pad into. It feels slightly damp and cooling on your skin, giving you a fresher, lighter and more dewy look than you would get from a normal foundation. Great for dry skin that cries out for a bit more moisture, the compact size also makes it easy for applying on the run.