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How to find the best foundation for you

Team LF
Writer and expert6 years ago
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Finding the best foundation for your skin can be a nightmare. So to make it easier we have compiled our list of the best foundations to suit different skin tones and skin types. So, whatever your skin type, we have the perfect foundation for you.

The best foundations for Fair Skin

Fair skin tones can generally choose from a wide range of foundations but that doesn't make the decisions any easier. So, these are our favourites for fair skin.

for Oily Skin

The bareMinerals Matte Foundation helps to absorb oil and eliminate shine for a natural, matte finish. Infused with bareMinerals Active Soil Complex, pores are minimised while cell turnover is promoted for fresher skin.  

If you are looking for more coverage, try using cream foundation with a light texture like the Estée Lauder Double Wear Light. It will stay in place all day without looking heavy on the skin.

for Dry skin

Dry skin works best with creamy formulas that help create a luminous complextion. We love the  the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation as it helps plump and nourish the skin with vitamin C & E.

Alternatively RMK do a lovely creamy foundation which is great for retaining moisture and boosting the skin's hydration

  • RMK Creamy Foundation SPF15 - 102 (30g)

    RMK Creamy Foundation SPF15 - 102 (30g)

    4.5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £35.00
  • benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation 30ml (Various Shades) - Believe in me Ivory

    benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation 30ml (Various Shades) - Believe in me Ivory

    4.71 Stars 7 Reviews
    £27.00
  • Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10 30ml

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF10 30ml

    4.5 Stars 20 Reviews
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    £32.50
  • bareMinerals Matte SPF15 Foundation - Various Shades

    bareMinerals Matte SPF15 Foundation - Various Shades

    4.7 Stars 195 Reviews
    £23.20

The best foundations for Olive Skin

Olive skintones usually need a more yellow based foundation, which can be harder to find on the highstreet. However, we have the perfect solution with EX1 Cosmetics which has been specially designed for olive skin.

for Oily Skin

The EX1 Pure Crushed Mineral Powder is brilliant at creating a sheer and natural-looking complexion. The fine minerals blend effortlessly with your skin's natural tones, giving light, minimalistic coverage for a fresh yet flawless finish.

for Dry skin

The cream formula of the EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation is 100% oil and fragrance free, making it suitable for even the most sensitive of complexions. Smooth and velvety, this luxurious foundation will banish imperfections to leave you with even, clear and radiant skin.

  • EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation 8g (Various Shades)

    EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation 8g (Various Shades)

    4.4 Stars 15 Reviews
    £9.75
  • EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation 30ml (Various Shades)

    4.38 Stars 1227 Reviews
    £9.38

The best foundations for Black Skin

It can be hard to find the range of shades for darker skin tones, but thankfully it is getting easier. We've chosen a few of our favourites

The Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Make Up is a great creamy foundation compact that is designed to boost the skin's radiance and luminosity, with a good range of colours.

For full coverage, the Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation is a great option, with a number of shades to suit darker skin tones. Also, a little bird tells us that bareMinerals are one to watch out for with new shades coming soon...

  • VICHY Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation 30ml (Various Shades) - Espresso 75

    VICHY Dermablend Corrective Fluid Foundation 30ml (Various Shades) - Espresso 75

    4.34 Stars 87 Reviews
    £20.00
  • bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20

    bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20

    3.91 Stars 98 Reviews
    £28.00
  • Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge On Cream Makeup (23g)

    Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge On Cream Makeup (23g)

    4.67 Stars 30 Reviews
    £27.00

 

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