Finding the perfect foundation can seem an impossible task – do you want full coverage or light coverage? Mattifying or dewy? And how to find your perfect shade match amidst the millions out there? – but the right fit is a true game-changer.
The correct foundation acts as a canvas for the rest of your make-up, concealing imperfections, unifying skin tone and creating a flawless finish. From Giorgio Armani’s barely-there Maestro to Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place, there’s a foundation to suit everyone – which explains why so many of them have achieved blockbuster status.
Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite formulas to try now.
A celebrity must-have and several times award winner, this liquid foundation has a lightweight, yet buildable texture and leaves a silky, flawless finish.
Not only does it provide excellent coverage, it works to hydrate and even out your skin tone. The result? A natural, luminous complexion. Basically it’s like a more polished version of your natural self!
Double Wear boasts a cult following – no wonder, really, when you consider its phenomenal colour range, great coverage and long-lasting results. Guaranteed flawless skin from AM to PM with this foundation!
Suited to normal, dry and combination complexion, it comes in 40 shades and uses hyaluronic spheres to keep your skin hydrated.
Subtle and lightweight yet durable, Lingerie De Peau (translated as “lingerie for the skin”) melts into the face and gives the impression of a flawless natural complexion.
With active ingredients to protect against environmental aggressors and a medium-coverage formula that creates a soft-focus finish, Chanel’s Les Beiges foundation is one of the best foundations for everyday use. This is radiance in a bottle, lightweight coverage that still allows your natural complexion to show through!
The recently reformulated formula is available in 40 shades, and offers full coverage, long-wearing finish without looking cakey on your skin.
A creamy texture and good coverage makes this a perfect choice for those who want to conceal imperfections or treat uneven skin tone. Plus, it stays put all day.
Yves Saint Laurent took its amazing Touche Éclat Complexion Highlighter, turned it into a foundation, and has never looked back. True luminosity, great coverage and a lightweight application.
Simply swirl, tap and buff – that’s how easy it is to build your perfect level of coverage with this particular powder foundation in tow. With an impressive shade range that caters for individual undertones too, its non-drying mineral foundation formula helps smooth over fine lines, wrinkles and mild pigmentation without clumping or caking. A definite must-try for any skin tone!