Finding the right foundation - along with the perfect red lipstick - is the holy grail of beauty. With so much choice out there, inevitably it becomes quite a search. Whether you want full coverage, a sheer complexion, added radiance or the knowledge and products to apply your foundation like a pro, we have found the best foundations out there that do exactly what you want them to. Weve even narrowed them down by skin type so you can find your perfect match at the click of a mouse.
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The effect: Flawless coverage Best for: Skin that is uneven and pigmented. Dewy skin may be the look du jour right now, but not everyone wants to follow the catwalk trends verbatim. For those of you who prefer a classic matte coverage that hides imperfections, then a fuller foundation is the right choice. Just remember, while it is great to cover blemishes you don’t want to look washed out, build up layers of these heavier foundations gradually for a flawless and flattering look.
Double Wear SPF 10, £24.50 by Estee Lauder Skin Type: All, but it's oil free so great for combination skin / No of shades: 19
This foundation blends well and fixes in place for a satin finish. It definitely has staying power; touch-ups will be a thing of the past. You won’t get any depth with this foundation though, if that’s a look you want - be prepared to highlight and contour sepa
Teint Idole SPF 16, £24 by LancomeSkin Type: Combination / No of Shades: 6
This water based foundation is refreshing on the skin, but don’t be fooled by the light texture, it gives serious coverage. Teint Idole also works hard to improve your own skin by smoothing and fading imperfections, rather than just working as a cover up. The only downside? There are just 6 shades, so finding your perfect match could be tricky. Out in March.