I won’t leave the house without a healthy dose of foundation smeared on. It covers up any sins, and leaves a smooth, matte finish. But what are the best ones out there? I’ve put together some of my tried-and-tested foundations (and why they work!)
1. Dream Matte Mousse foundation, Maybelline, £7.69 from Boots
This is a fantastic every day foundation – light and not too greasy, with enough coverage that you don’t need concealer or powder
2. No7 Protect and Perfect foundation, Boots, £16.50
No7’s Protect and Perfect collection is ideal for keeping skin young – specially formulated with the latest anti-aging technology to firm and freshen. This foundation goes on smooth and stays all day, and helps to keep your face looking youthful.
3. Anti-blemish solutions liquid makeup, Clinique, £23 for 30ml from Boots
I discovered this after it was recommended in an article all about the best foundations. I suffer from bad skin, and wearing foundation every day definitely doesn’t help, so a spot-fighting foundation sounded perfect! It’s a fantastic foundation – not too heavy, blends perfectly, although I have to admit I didn’t notice much change in my skin. But for coverage and lightness, this is definitely one of the best.
4. Studio Fix Fluid foundation, MAC, £20.50
I’m addicted to this stuff – really. A flawless finish, amazing coverage, and a great match for my skin. What’s more to love!?
5. Teint Miracle foundation, Lancôme, £27.50
Lancôme claims that this foundation will “recreate and boost the skin’s luminosity”. In 18 shades, and with SPF15 to boot, this is a fantastic foundation for tired skin. Lightening and brightening, as it promises, this hides bags under the eyes and tired skin to create a fresh-faced look.
What are your favourite foundations?