I’m a huge fan of foundation; full coverage, liquid versions that feel like a second skin but have the ability to conceal spots, scars and pigmentation. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for embracing ones natural beauty – but I don’t see the harm in a little smoke and mirrors now and again.
My current favourites are as follows…
Oxygentix Foundation, £45
Designed by cosmetic surgeons for post procedure skin this base is the ultimate in good for your skin make-up. Infused with a supercharged oxygen complex, Ceravitae – this innovative treatment formula optimises skin cell oxygenation, to encourage cell repair and renewal, it diminishes scarring (on fresh ‘wounds’) combats dehydration, and reduce redness.
There is also a version for acne prone skin too, best of all it can be layered for total coverage. Be warned there is a technique to applying it; fingers are best and you have to blend really quickly otherwise it sets on the skin. There are also an array of shades available which gets a thumbs up from me.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, £31
Due to my job I’ve been aware of this foundation for years but had never actually tried it until the beginning of this year. All I can say is it’s a shame I discovered the wonders of this base so late. I need very little concealer when I wear this and it has a non smudge (so it won’t wipe off on your clothes or others), matte finish which I prefer (the natural oils in my skin and a swipe of highlighter in all the right places ensure my complexion is glowing). Shade wise there are lots of options and I like that the warmer shades don’t have pink undertones (yellow all the way for me).
Urban Decay All-Nighter Liquid Foundation, £27
Highly pigmented, matte and weightless this Instagram filter-esque foundation is my new favourite. I use a short densely packed foundation brush (for extra coverage) to apply this one and it can be layered but doesn’t need to be. The clever formula absorbs oil so you don’t get unwanted shine a couple hours in and it really does last all night! Theres is also an extensive shade range.