3 Fantastic Foundations for All Skintones

We all know that M.A.C are the number one for foundation, when it comes to catering for all skintones.

However we all (should) have those days when full-on foundation, can be a little, full on. It should come as no surprise, that to keep our skin looking good, it needs to be able to breathe.

With new lightweight foundations and tinted moisturisers launching every week, I think it’s only fair that we can all get in on the action. So here are my favourite new foundations and tints, that cater to all skintones and will ensure the most flawless of finishes.

 Smashbox  – Camera Ready – BB Cream

Smashbox’s Camera BB Cream, with added SPF 35, promises to do just that; keep you camera-ready and protected from the sun.

Smashbox BB


An SPF 35 is pretty much unheard of in a tinted moisturiser, and so for this reason alone, Smashbox’s BB Cream is worth giving a go. Thankfully it’s more than just that. The 5-in-1 formula promises to prime, perfect, protect, hydrate and control oil all at once. Seeing as their primer is my all-time favourite – this  really isn’t too outlandish a claim and one they actually do manage to honour.

I’ve been a longtime fan of their CC Cream, but somehow their BB Cream manages to go one better. The formula is the perfect match for my skintone and disappears instantly. It’s easy to blend and build on, but to be honest a single application is all you need for a flawless finish. It’s the best BB I’ve found yet.

Smashbox, Camera Ready BB Cream, £25, Boots

Vichy – DermaBlend – Fluid Corrective Foundation – 16HR

Vichy need little introduction when it comes to their skincare. The french powerhouse has been pumping out pore minimising products for decades now and so it was only a matter of time, they merged their experience in skincare with colour correction.

 Derma Blend is actually a foundation, but feels more like a tint once applied. It’s super lightweight on the skin and gives skin a truly dewy finish. I sadly was somewhere in between their two dark shades 65 and 75 but used 75 Espresso anyway because the formula was so good. So good that I’ve finished it.

DermaBlend is great if your skin is looking a little lacklustre or are in need of a more even complexion. Hopefully they’ll be adding in a no.70 soon, because I can’t get enough of the stuff.

Vichy, Dermablend Foundation, £18, LookFantastic

Laura Mercier – Silk Creme Moisturizing – Photo Edition Foundation

The first time I actually used the Laura Mercier Photo Edition foundation, properly, was on the recent Return to Glamour Blush shoot.

When I first tried it on myself I found the formula a little liquidy and inconsistent. Turns out it just needed a good shake, because it looked fantastic once applied. Like all of the above, this comes in a handy handbag-friendly tube and can be applied without a brush.

What Laura Mercier’s foundation lacks in luminosity, it makes up for in staying power and even coverage. If you’re not quite up to a tint yet, this is a good place to start.

Laura Mercier, Photo Edition Foundation, £35, JohnLewis

Jamila x


Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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