A dedicated skin care routine certainly helps, but sometimes a really good foundation is the unsung hero behind that pristine glow. Foundations have come a long way since the days when they could all be described as pastries. Today’s formulas have achieved a perfect finish for your skin, and the below are the best of the best. Whether you are looking for full coverage or a no-makeup filter, these foundations will give you confidence and look like you at the same time.
1. Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation
If money isn’t an issue, this is the best foundation you can buy. It’s smooth and velvety, blends in perfectly with the skin without any sticking, and makes your face look just about perfect in a natural, well-hydrated way, with natural, well-hydrated skin care products. While it’s regularly used by makeup artists for red carpet appearances, its application is surprisingly foolproof for the rest of us.
2. Shiseido Synchro Skin-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30
A weightless foundation that synchronizes with skin and self-refreshes nonstop for an up-to-24-hour just-applied look and flawless finish. It’s comfy, flexible and melts on the skin like these sleek, liquid-looking leggings that are so comfy and refreshing you will convince yourself that these are pants, so you can wear them all day. You can easily wear this foundation all day without streamlining; it has an SPF for when the sun is still up, and a cool looking glow that will still be there when the sun is long gone.
3. MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid Foundation with SPF 15
A modern shine-controlling foundation that provides a matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts for 24 hours. A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil. Contains special skin-conditioning ingredients. Oil free.This isn’t enough SPF to use in place of sunscreen, but used on top of ‘screen it’s great as an extra layer of protection. Not to mention that it’s super breathable and non-cakey, and lasts for a full 24 hours, too.
4. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Longwear Foundation
Charlotte’s NEW innovation foundation is the secret to a FLAWLESS, PORELESS-looking, confident complexion! A stay all day, weightless, full coverage formula with a natural matte finish! It has a unique C.T. DEFENCE that is designed to limit exposure of the skin to everyday pollutants. It Gives a flawless, poreless looking finish! 95% agree pores look reduced! moistures for up to 24 hours! Skin moisture levels boosted by 216% in 1 hour! Sweat proof, humidity proof, water proof and transfer resistant. For those with combination skin, you may want to finish the look by applying Airbrush Flawless Finish to your T-zone. If you have oily skin, begin by priming the skin with a small amount of Charlotte’s Magic Cream, massaging it into your skin using the Tilbury Tap before applying your flawlessly-matched shade of Airbrush Flawless Foundation using Charlotte’s Hollywood Complexion Brush. Set your foundation in place with Airbrush Flawless Finish, applying it around your nose and T-zone for a soft-focus finish.
5. Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation
This foundation tackles the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and uneven skin tone. The appearance of age spots, pores and discolourations are instantly reduced for a flawless looking, radiant complexion. The unique blend of optical blurrers and light reflecting particles instantly reduce the signs of skin ageing by reflecting light away from fine lines and wrinkles. Skin is left with a radiant healthy glow. The flexible formula stays in place all day and doesn’t migrate into fine lines and wrinkles despite the thousands of daily facial expressions you make. This comfortable feeling foundation is proven to deliver the ideal level of coverage for ageing skin, which doesn’t mask your natural beauty, keeping skin looking healthy and flawless all day. All day hydration restores suppleness and plumper looking skin. SPF 15 actively protects skin from the ageing effects of the sun.