The 5 best new foundations

 

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It's easy to get in a make-up rut, and foundation is something most people tend to purchase on autopilot – reaching for the same shade and formulation over and over again. I know I'm guilty of it myself.

But as skin changes with the weather, age and even the environment, it's best to start afresh every time you reach the end of a bottle, or at least attempt to. While online shopping is convenient, take the time to visit a beauty counter or two, get a colour match and shop around – after all, don't you want to make up your face on the best possible base?

Teint Haute Tenue + in 114 Cappuccino

£27.50, Clarins (out in April), boots.com

Blended with quinoa seed extract to ensure that the soft powdery finish and impressive staying power won't dry out your skin.

All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Syracuse

£33, narscosmetics.co.uk

Available in an impressive range of 20 shades, all you need is a couple of drops for lightweight, sheer coverage that really lasts.

 

Miracle Cushion in 03 Beige Peche

£29.50, Lancôme, available nationwide

What looks like a little pot of mousse turns out to be a sponge imbued with a cooling formula that marries the best properties of a BB cream and foundation in one.

Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in 28 Clove

£25, clinique.co.uk

The different surfaces of the sponge applicator take some mastering, but the two-in-one formulation means you won't have to worry about colour matching concealer and foundation.

Météorites Baby Glow Foundation

£35.50, Guerlain, johnlewis.com

While the idea of a baby glow is a strange one, moisture is key here, refreshing and relaxing skin to ensure that light-diffusing particles can get to work.

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