12 Of The Best Industry-Rated Foundations

12 Of The Best Industry-Rated Foundations

Your search for a new foundation ends here – from cult buys to big brand bestsellers, we went straight to the experts to find out which foundations they couldn’t be without…

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15, £29.50

“Offering incredible coverage for oily to blemish-prone skin, this oil-free foundation will conceal and control breakouts in one fell swoop.” – Kate Kerr, facialist

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, £40

“A smooth, glide-on formula that leaves my skin feeling fresh and radiant for the entire day. Plus, it’s available in a wide range of natural-looking shades and it’s packed with SPF25.” – Jane Cunningham, British Beauty Blogger

Nude by Nature Flawless Liquid Foundation, £25

“If you’re on the hunt for a foundation that’ll nurture your skin, try this. Made with baobab fruit extract and a whole host of antioxidants, the formula feels like a second skin and melts seamlessly into the skin.” – Justine Jenkins, celebrity make-up artist

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, £33

“This has been a staple in my beauty kit for years and I keep going back no matter what I try – it’s packed with anti-ageing antioxidants, contains SPF and gives a glow that genuinely lasts all day.” – Alexia Inge, Co-Founder of Cult Beauty

YSL Fusion Ink Foundation, £35

“This YSL hero is a staple in my kit – it delivers flawless, matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. It’s also great for oilier skin types.” – Amanda Harrington, make-up artist

La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £90

“Foundations don’t get better than La Mer’s cult offering. As well as providing an impressively lightweight coverage that covers all manner of imperfections, it’s also packed with antioxidants that’ll nurture your skin in the long-run.” – Tor Cardona, SL Health & Beauty Editor

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, £33

“It depends on the occasion but for day-to-day wear, I couldn’t be without this foundation. It offers good coverage without looking too heavy and it stays put all day.” – Nicola Haste Chapman, Co-Founder of Pixiwoo

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation, £5.90

“This foundation has caused a serious stir and it’s not hard to see why – it offers an impressive full coverage yet it’s super lightweight and leaves skin smooth and semi-matte. Plus, it’s just over a fiver.” – Fleur De Force, beauty blogger and YouTuber

Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation, £46

“This clever serum foundation really does create that dewy, lit-from-within glow and is particularly good for drier skin types.” – Margaret Mitchell, Buying Director at Space NK

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation, £45

“Packed with hyaluronic acid, this is my go-to for a flawless face. It provides the perfect amount of coverage and lets the skin breathe.” – Dr Nigma Talib, naturopathic doctor

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup, £28

“Offering incredible coverage for oily to blemish-prone skin, this oil-free foundation will conceal and control breakouts in one fell swoop.” – Kate Kerr, facialist

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, £30

“Offering a light but perfectly matte finish, this cult foundation actually works over time to improve the skin and offers an impressive SPF 30.” – Millie Kendall, Co-Founder of BeautyMART

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