This week Beauty Editor Kim Jones is looking at make up bases and foundations …
As our skin matures, it makes sense that anything we apply to it should treat it with care. And that includes our bases and foundations.
Look for bases that love your skin back, whether protecting it with SPF or hydrating it with hyaluronic acid. Your foundation should give your complexion more than just colour, but a kiss of kindness too.
We’ve dug deep and uncovered foundations that offer more than what shows on the surface
HUDA BEAUTY #FAUXFILTER FOUNDATION, £33, cultbeauty.co.uk
Velvety airbrushed finish? Check. Available in 30 shades to match multiple skin tones and ethnicities? Check. Contains argan oil to hydrate, nourish and lightly moisturise skin? Check. This prettily perfumed base goes the distance, all day, with little fading and no reapplication required.
KEVYN AUCOIN STRIPPED NUDE SKIN TINT, £36, spaceNK.com
This formula freshens your face with a barely-there tint and helps plump up moisture levels with hyaluronic acid. It also contains Butterfly Bush Flower extract, an antioxidant that helps protect against free radicals caused by blue light outdoors and from our computer screens.
BOUTIQUE SERUM FOUNDATION, £5, Sainsburys, beautybyboutique.co.uk
Goes on silky but dries to a semi-matte finish. This value for money foundation contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, so it softens and conditions skin as it colours
IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC+ COLOR CORRECTING CREAM, £32, itcosmetics.co.uk
With plenty of pigment packed into it, this CC cream offers full coverage without looking cakey. Think dewy glow instead. As much skincare product as makeup, it protects skin with SPF50 and contains complexion-loving powerhouses hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin and antioxidants.
TROPIC SKINCARE BEAUTY BOOSTER SHEER FOUNDATION, £22, tropicskincare.com
With SPF35, this serum provides light, weightless coverage on high days and holidays, when you don’t want to overdo it and look overly made-up. It feels good for your face and contains a mix of natural complexion boosters including aloe vera juice, plant glycerine and herb extracts.
FLOWER BEAUTY BY DREW BARRYMORE, LIGHT ILLUSION FOUNDATION, £12.99, Superdrug
This light liquid foundation lets skin breathe and leaves it looking luminous. It contains SPF18 and glycerine, to help attract and hold moisture in the skin, so it stays dewy all day long.
BURT’S BEES GOODNESS GLOWS LIQUID MAKEUP, £14.99, burtsbees.co.uk
Loaded with natural, nourishing ingredients – including honey and responsibly sourced meadowfoam seed oil – this full coverage foundation smoothes on to skin easily and leaves it with a long-lasting dewiness.
NO7 LIFT & LUMINATE TRIPLE ACTION SERUM FOUNDATION, £18, Boots
Containing the same anti-ageing peptides as its triple action serum sister, this creamy, yet light foundation, adds optical blurrers and light-reflecting particles to the mix, to soften fine lines.
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