Choosing the foundation with the right texture, shade and coverage can seem an impossible task – with an array of formulas that are often too yellow, too cakey or too oily, I’ve rounded up the best bases for the perfect finish.
This long wearing and very rich foundation with a combination of provitamin B5, Magnesium, Copper and Zinc is perfect for 16 hours of re-touch free coverage. With moisture magnet glycerine and the innovative ingredients Flex resin and Flex wax, the formula adapts to the skin’s movement providing a healthy looking glow throughout a long day in the office. What I love most, however is that this foundation fully covers spots, for under a tenner.
Maybelline, SuperStay Better Skin, £8.99. Available at boots.com
My love affair with this 24-hour, hydrating foundation started by accident, and will last forever. Enriched with YSL’s award winning Forever Youth Liberator Serum it has fast become one of the best new comers on the market. A revolutionary blend of anti-ageing Glycanactif Complex and brightening and unifying Colour Tune-Up Complex, ensure the formula smoothes over pores and imperfections and leaves a radiant finish. This foundation had a lot to prove-and certainly delivered.
This dressing-table-worthy bottle houses a powerful combination of omega-3, 6 and 9 which boast wrinkle-concealing powers that help to revitalise dull skin. The candle bush extract with its anti-ageing action helps to achieve a visibly younger-looking complexion, with a satin finish. Cheap this is not, but it is pretty amazing.
Sothys, Age Defying Foundation, £34. Available at skinfantastic.co.uk