It's the season to crack open the full-coverage foundations – words that may strike fear in the heart of those who’ve ever battled tide marks and cakey faces. Luckily today’s foundations have light, hydrating formulations and clever light-diffusing particles to even out tired winter complexions and make you look like you’ve been airbrushed. Here's our pick of the best.More
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation, £38, at Selfridges
For a feather-light finish, look no further than Giorgio Armani. As Giorgio Armani’s international make-up artist Linda Cantello explains: ‘It’s not a foundation, it’s a complexion perfector’ – meaning it delivers a thin, silky film which blends in with the skin and evens out imperfections without build-up. Expect people to ask which spa retreat you have just been to, instead of what foundation you’re wearing.
Lightweight and hydrating, Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation provides an extra dose of moisture for drier skins. Brown’s philosophy is that make-up should be simple, real and approachable – this foundation aims to enhance rather than mask, leaving a beautifully natural finish. With that in mind, it’s ideal for those who want to even out their skin tone without the need for heavy-duty coverage.