The Right Foundation For Your Skin Type
The correct base for your skin type is the basis of a 'good face', and this time of the year you need to get your foundation just right if you want it to see you through the party season.
1. Revlon Colorstay Foundation £10.08.
If you have oily skin and prefer your foundation to have a matte finish, Revlon Colorstay Foundation is an excellent choice. This product lasts all day without budging, but what's more the finish, despite being matte, still looks very natural and there's no chalky effect in sight. You can mix in a drop or two of highlighter if you like, for a more dewy finish.
2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation £9.99.
For those after a natural, luminous finish with medium coverage, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is a great, affordable option. This foundation comes in many shades, is very easy to blend and leaves the skin with a healthy, dewy glow.
3. Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation £30.50.
The big release of the year, YSL Fusion Ink Foundation is very light and thin, but provides a good matte, medium coverage. Reminiscent of Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro foundation, this has been created with those with problem or ageing skin in mind. The finish is flawless, but if you have dry skin you may prefer a creamier, dewier product. Excellent shade selection.
4. BD Trade Secrets Vital Skin Long Wear SPF 20 Foundation, £9.99.
Packed with collagen, elastin and algae extract this long lasting foundation has anti-ageing properties and SPF to protect against UVB and UVA rays. This easy to blend product won't budge or transfer onto clothes and it's great for those on the go who don't have time to touch up during the day.
5. Glo Minerals Luxe Liquid Foundation, £32.95.
This liquid mineral foundation is designed by dermatologists and free from parabens, talc and chemicals, making it ideal for those with problem skin, allergies, rosacea and sensitive skin. It comes in a wide variety of shades and it has a beautifully natural and dewy finish and medium coverage.
6. StageLine Professional Long Lasting Make-up SPF 15, £27.30
With shea butter, hyaluronic acid and rosehip oil this product is highly moisturising but also lasts all day, making it quite the foundation star and ideal for those with normal, dry, combination and even oily skin. We loved its staying power, hydration and finish. It smelled gorgeous! The only downside was that it only comes in 6 shades.
7. Yes To...CC Cream, £12.99 and Mary Kay CC Cream £16.
Those who love a 'no makeup' makeup look and prefer to cover imperfections but still look completely natural should try a good CC cream, such as Yes To... and Mary Kay's. This product gives very light coverage but blends well with one's skin tone and cover imperfections. Excellent as a first base for a teenager too or somebody who doesn't like to wear makeup but wants a little bit of coverage.
8. Sheer Cover Perfect Shade Mineral Powder Foundation £19.95.
This lightweight mineral powder offers fantastic coverage whilst maintaining its feather-light texture. The advantages of this product is that it's hypo-allergenic, so ideal for those with sensitive or problem skin, it's non drying, as is sometimes the case with a powder foundation, and still lasts all day. It also comes in lots of shades, from very light to very dark, so you'll find something for your skin tone.