7 of the best: skin-fixing foundations
They say that an artist does his best work on a perfect canvas, and it makes sense. The condition of the base determines how everything put on top of it will look, which is why the saying is also true for women when they’re putting on their make-up. Without a clean, smooth base, other cosmetics just don’t look the way they should. They have a tendency to slip and slide, they fail to conceal, and they fade away before the day is out! But it doesn’t have to be that way; you just need to find the perfect foundation for your skin.
Whatever your skin concerns, rest assured that there is a foundation that can help you to achieve a perfect canvas for your make-up and give you the complexion you’ve always dreamt of. You just need to know what you’re looking for…
SKIN CONCERN #1: AGEING
Try: Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Foundation SPF 15
If wrinkles and sagging skin are ruining your perfect make-up look, you’ll no doubt need a foundation that can help to disguise fine lines and firm your skin in one fell swoop – and Dr. LeWinn’s Skin Perfect Foundation is the answer to your prayers. Featuring rose stem cells and hyaluronic acid to visibly firm and hydrate your skin, and a rich, long-wearing foundation formulation that leaves your complexion looking radiant, you can be confident that you’ll look flawless and more youthful.
SKIN CONCERN #2: ROSACEA
Try: Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15
Constantly bugged by the redness that creeps through your seamlessly applied make-up? Then you’re in need of a product that helps you to treat your skin redness, instead of just covering it up. Even better is a product that can do both. Enter Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15. This redness-fighting foundation features neutralising pearls, magnolia grandiflora bark extract and mushroom extract to soothe, calm and reduce redness, while providing you with a perfect-looking complexion. Now that’s what we call double-duty!
SKIN CONCERN #3: DRYNESS
Try: ARTISTRY Hydrating Foundation
Dry skin is a big cause of fading foundation, as make-up can’t cling to flaking dead skin cells like it can to healthy skin cells. Supple, hydrated skin is the ideal environment for your foundation if you want it staying in place for as long as possible, which is why we love ARTISTRY Hydrating Foundation. A blend of essential fatty acids from the chia and nourishing Indian fig within the formulation will ensure that you don’t suffer from dry skin that flakes away for a second longer.
SKIN CONCERN #4: DULLNESS
Try: Natio Pure Mineral Foundation
If your skin is a little dull and lacklustre underneath your make-up, odds are the situation doesn’t improve when you cover it with a regular foundation, either. What you need is a foundation containing illuminating ingredients such as light reflecting minerals. Natio Pure Mineral Foundation has just that, as well as a dewy formula containing vitamins C and E and jojoba for soft, smooth, deliciously dewy skin.
SKIN CONCERN #5: ACNE
Try: Almay Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup
With a formula containing blemish-busting salicylic acid, this hard-working foundation works to cover and treat blemishes without drying out your skin. Almay Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup provides a matte finish to ensure excess oil is kept at bay, while the inclusion of aloe and camomile help to keep skin feeling calm and soothed.
SKIN CONCERN #6: OILINESS
Try: Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex™
Oily skin often means that achieving a long-lasting make-up look is pretty much mission impossible. It slips and slides and definitely doesn’t stay perfect – unless of course you arm yourself with the right foundation. Revlon ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex™ provides a lightweight, comfortable feeling on your skin and is formulated to last all day. Better still, being oil-free, it will help to battle (not make worse) your already oily complexion.
SKIN CONCERN #7: I WANT FLAWLESS SKIN, WITHOUT FOUNDATION
Don’t have a particular skin issue? Or perhaps you don’t love wearing foundation? Then Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream SPF 25 may just be the perfect solution for you. Not only does it work to cover imperfections, it also primes skin, moisturises, minimises the appearance of pores, helps protect against environmental damage, conceals, smooths, mattifies and brightens your skin – all without leaving your face caked in make-up. Plus, it features SPF 25 protection, meaning you can be confident your precious complexion won’t be damaged by the sun! Pretty nifty, eh?
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