The 10 Best new foundations
A change of season is the best time to pick out a new base - look for luminescent formulas packed with nutrients or mattifying versions to combat shine
Sunday 22 September 2013
Dior relaunches the original Airflash, now with a paraben-free formula, new packaging and additional shades. The spray on formula goes on as a mist, delivering a flawless finish and a photo-finish, airbrush-worthy effect.
£30, Dior, boots.com
Specially formulated for ageing skin. The serum contains Glycanactif which is a patented complex designed with anti-wrinkle, radiance and firming actions. It also delivers a rosier complexion which helps to turn back the clock.
£34, Yves Saint Laurent, debenhams.com
Aims to deliver the holy grail of makeup; a long-lasting hold which is simultaneously lightweight and delivers a good coverage. This liquid formula has a satin smooth texture which glides onto the skin for a weightless second-skin effect with a flawless finish.
£32, Givenchy, harrods.com
The realities of everyday life mean it’s increasingly difficult to naturally achieve a glowing complexion. This new foundation from Bobbi Brown comes with light reflecting technology for luminosity to give you instant radiance.
£30, Bobbi Brown, johnlewis.com
A nutritional cocktail of ingredients including argan oil for dehydration, omega 6 for suppleness and collagen fibres to fight the signs of aging. There’s also the light optimising pigments with extracts of pearls to deliver luminous skin.
£35, Clarins, clarins.co.uk
A new innovation from the house of Guerlain that has durability at its heart. The science behind the magic is polymers which are used to set the foundation and silica beads which trap sebum ensuring a matte appearance.
£37, Guerlain, selfridges.com
Those that suffer with skin prone to oiliness will be well aware of the battle involved in maintaining a matte complexion. This new liquid mousse comes with lightweight mattifying powders which help to ensure your skin gets a complete lightweight coverage and stays shine-free.
£5.99, Rimmel, boots.com
A budget-friendly buy from Maybelline, that’s designed for combination skin. At first glance it glides on with a creamy effect but then finishes with a powder-like effect. It contains both an anti-shine formula and also a primer base to help set and finish the skin. Plus, in its small tube, it’s highly portable.
£8.99, Maybelline, boots.com
Some skin types require more specific types of coverage; this foundation from Shiseido is specially designed for those with problematic areas. It uses special colour technology to even out the skin tone; green tackles any redness, blue deals with darks sports and white is for visible pores.
£29, Shiseido, houseoffraser.co.uk
Japanese cosmetics brand Suqqu is a relatively new name to the UK market but is rapidly picking up a loyal customer base and with the signature foundation it’s easy to see why. The creamy formula uses optical technology with shades of red and blue to neutralise the complexion concealing imperfections and balancing out skin-tone.
£62, Suqqu, Selfridges.com
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