26 Oct The Best New Foundations

When it comes to prioritising your makeup routine, finding the perfect foundation is number one. If your foundation colour doesn’t match your skin tone or you’re using the wrong formula for your skin type, everything else looks off. Your face is your base.

There’s a lot to consider when searching for the perfect foundation. What coverage are you after? What formula do you prefer? Water or oil-based? Matte finish or dewy finish? Then there’s the ordeal of finding the right shade…

Even if you have already found a foundation you swear by, it’s worth knowing what new formulas are out there. Trust me, the new guys are impressive.

The latest foundations are all about convenience and a fresh, natural glow. The focus is on quick and easy application – which is a win for everyone. Whether you prefer a sheer or full coverage, the new formulas are designed to be almost undetectable. Healthy, glowing skin is in.

If you’re looking for an update, we’ve got you covered. Here are the new foundations that will give your HG a run for its money.


The best for fresh, hydrated skin
The Body Shop’s Fresh Nude Foundation is a winner. It’s a light to medium coverage with a semi matte finish. Enriched with rose water and aloe vera, it’s comfortable to wear and feels amazing on your skin.


The best for full coverage that looks natural
2016 has been the year of cushion foundations. Every brand is coming out with their own version, but many fail to live up to the hype. Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Cushion delivers on every level. While most cushions are sheer in coverage, Teint Idole Ultra Cushion offers a full coverage with a natural looking matte finish. The convenience of the cushion is hard to beat and with the added bonus of SPF 50 – I’m sold.


The best moisturising foundation
Another winner from the cushion category, this foundation is great for dry skin types on-the-go. The Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Foundation has a hydrating, buildable sheer coverage that brightens your complexion. With a natural satin finish, this one is perfect for summer.


The best for a luminous, even complexion
The Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation will even out your skin and leave you with a dewy finish. This is the foundation you want when you don’t want to look like you’re wearing anything. It has a sheer coverage that blurs imperfections and perfects your skin tone. It’s excellent skin in a bottle.


The best long wearing foundation
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick is convenient in application and long wearing in formula. It has a lighter coverage than the original Double Wear, but still delivers a flawless result. The formula is hydrating and has a radiant finish that gives skin a nice healthy glow. This one will last all night long.