If there was ever a double-edged beauty sword, it would be foundation.
It smooths out your skin tone and hides imperfections buuuuuutttt if it’s not the right one for you, it can be extremely ageing and your skin can end up looking cakey.
We know it’s not easy to find the perfect formula or shade so we’ve taken the guesswork out and rounded up 3 killer liquid foundations for you to choose from.
As a general rule, liquid foundations are packed full of hydrating and soothing ingredients, which is why they are the answer to both summer- and winter-ravaged complexions. They also leave the skin looking dewy and when your skin reflects light, it looks younger and healthier.
If you’ve got oily skin or you simply can’t part with your powder, apply a medium-coverage liquid foundation with a sponge and then seal it with a light dusting of loose or pressed powder over the top – this will make your skin look less oily (but more glowy) and ensure your base lasts longer.
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A cult favourite amongst makeup artists, beauty editors and celebrities, this silky foundation leaves the skin brighter, more hydrated and luminous. Used daily, NARS claims your skin’s texture and tone will improve over time, becoming softer, smoother and more radiant.
They key to a good foundation is its ability to build coverage. This super hydrating, medium to full coverage formula – which also contains jojoba oil to hydrate and soften skin – hides blemishes, redness and other imperfections for a flawless finish.
This new lightweight, fluid foundation is a makeup base hybrid. With the concentrated pigments of a foundation but the natural finish of a BB cream, after application, skin is left feeling like luxurious velvet. It also contains SPF 20 and an easy-to-use applicator. A no brainer, really.