LAY THE FOUNDATION

Foundation is one of the key products in your make-up bag but probably one of the most difficult to buy – you’ve got to find the right shade for your skin tone, the right texture for your skin type, and the right price for your bank balance. From high-street bargains to luxe brands, these are the foundations we’re loving at the moment.

REVOLUTION Conceal & Hydrate

The new Conceal & Hydrate foundation from REVOLUTION comes in 50 shades; is packed with hyaluronic acid, so it won’t cake into lines or onto dry patches; and has a sheer texture so it’s ideal for when you want a light finish rather than a full Saturday night face. And this baby will get you change from a tenner too.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

Cult LA brand Anastasia Beverly Hills has launched their first ever liquid foundation and it comes in 50 shades so there really is a colour for all. It’s lightweight so it looks natural and the lack of oil in the ingredients means it’s non-greasy too. We’re sold!

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Revlon Colorstay

When you’re running around town all day you need a foundation that’s actually going to stay on your face, and this Revlon baby does that. It’s longwearing and the different formulations for normal/dry (has added hyaluronic acid to hydrate) and combination/oily skin (has salicylic acid to control oil) ensure you can get the perfect finish for your skin type.

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MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Stick

The MAC Studio Fix range is known for its excellent coverage and its durability – it’ll survive a full day of you running around town and without going all cakey on your skin either. The new stick form (available in 33 shades) makes it even easier to apply, especially on the go, as you just swipe it on and blend it out. And no chance of it spilling in your handbag either.

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Carter Beauty Full Measure HD

This Carter Beauty HD foundation is ideal if you want full coverage without your face being caked in make-up. The water-based formula makes application a breeze and it’s easy to build up to the finish you want – Kourtney Kardashian has worn it and those sisters know their make-up. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, the brand also has a Half Measure formulation for a dewy finish.

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