1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation, £43
With a vegan, cruelty-free formula, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ new foundation is lightweight but still covers unevenness and blotchiness in just a few sweeps. It’s also water-resistant, meaning it lasts far longer on the skin, so you won’t have to start reapplying come midday.
Shades available: 50
Available at AnastasiaBeverlyHills.co.uk
2. Tarte Multi-Tasking Foundation, £33
If you’re after skin-loving ingredients and a foundation suitable for vegans, look no further than Tarte’s latest launch. Loaded with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and superbalm babassu, this plumps the skin as it covers it, without ever settling into fine lines on your face. It also has 5* ratings galore for its ‘soft-focus finish’ and ‘weightless texture.’
Shades available: 30 shades
Available at TarteCosmetics.com
3. Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm, £42
Featuring an innovative balm-cream texture, this velvety foundation gives skin a radiant finish, making it a firm favourite among make-up artists. We can also vouch for how amazing it feels on the skin, and it has enough dewiness and glow for every complexion type out there. The coverage is sheer but very buildable for the days where you need more.
Shades available: 20
Available at SpaceNK.co.uk
4. Morphe Fluidity Foundation, £16
With a whopping 60-strong shade range, this foundation uses a level system to separate the tones into five categories, from light (level 1) to deep (level 5). If you’re still confused, look to the site as a guide where each shade is represented by a real model with the same skin tone. As for the base itself, the consistency straddles matte and dewy, giving medium to full coverage with just a few pumps. Another bonus? The non-greasy finish means you can skip powder, too, as this dries fast with little to no movement.
Shades available: 60
Available at UkMorphe.com
5. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop 24HR Foundation, £15
Even just a thin layer of NYX’s latest foundation will absorb oil, blur pores and deliver a creamy finish that lasts all day. It’s also shine-controlling, so ideal for those who have an oily or combination skin type.
Shades available: 45
Available at NYXCosmetics.co.uk
6. Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation, £60
While the cost of this one might make you wince, believe us when we say it’s a worthy investment if you wear foundation daily. Created by make-up master Pat McGrath (aka ‘the mother of make-up’), this works overtime to prime, perfect and set for buildable coverage in a satin finish. It’s super liquid-y too, so you’ll find you only need one pump to cover your whole face, or maybe two if you’re gearing up for a night out.
Shades available: 36 across five levels (light, light-medium, medium, medium-deep and deep)
Available at PatMcGrath.com
7. Stila Hide & Chic Fluid Foundation, £31
In another prime example of ‘skincare, but make-up,’ Stila’s new base uses plant collagen extract (a blend of five roots and vegetables to help firm skin), baobab seed extract (to protect against pollution) and Irish sea mass (for hydration). As for the coverage, it’s smooth and easy to buff into the skin for a perfectly even canvas.
Shades available: 30
Available at HarveyNichols.com
8. Uoma Beauty Luminous Matte Foundation, £29.50
Loved by celebrities, this has a semi-matte finish that evens out skin tone without smothering your complexion. It’s also packed with nourishing and hydrating ingredients and the biomimicry pigments syncs in with your complexion to give it a flawless, blurred effect.
Shades available: 51
Available at Selfridges.com
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