The Best Foundations of 2015

September 12

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Day foundation: Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing make up
Even though this is a foundation for medium to full coverage, I still use this during the day as well. Doesn’t feel heavy at all, the amino acids brighten up the skin and hydrates without making the skin look oily. I’ve been using one in 2c3 Fresco, I would probably go for a warmer shade for my next colour but I would recommend this if you like a liquid foundation, light on the skin and gives your skin a radiant finish. `

Luxury foundation: Tom Ford Traceless reflecting foundation
If money isn’t an option, this is a good investment to buy. The Tom Ford Traceless reflecting foundation is light on the skin, gives good full coverage, yet still feels quite lovely on the skin. It also has SPF15.

Serum foundation: Diorskin Nude Air Ultra Fluid Serum foundation
Many brands have been launching serum kind of foundations and I’m loving this one by Dior. Infused with vitamins, minerals and cranberry oil – the foundation blurs the skin as well as corrects pigments to give off a flawless and smooth finish. It’s quite watery compared to other foundations, and literally disappears once you apply on the skin so it adds radiance, yet looks like you’re not wearing any make up.

Weightless foundation: Sephora Teint Infusion
There has been a rise in serum foundations and this one by Sephora is another favourite. Lightweight and hydrating, the foundation blurs and melts into the skin with buildable light/medium coverage. It’s perfect for a non cake look, yet still giving off a flawless finish.

Sponge foundation: Lancome Miracle Cushion
This has got to be one of my top Lancome products at the moment – a Foundation in sponge form. The Lancome Miracle cushion has decent coverage and makes the skin look incredibly smooth. Press on the foundation depending on the coverage you need.

Fusion foundation: Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation
Here’s another fusion foundation for you. I must say I had very high expectations for this foundation as I really read a ton of raves before I got my hands on this. Personally, I didn’t find it better than the other fusion foundations I’ve tried but it could just not have been matte and enough coverage for my skin. The foundation is filled with fatty acids that keeps the skin hydrated (I struggled to layer without my skin getting too hydrated) but once you apply the pigments really sink in and absorb into the face. It’s a product that does look good after it has warmed up on the skin.

Glow: Gucci Face Lustrous glow foundation
This wins as one of my favourite foundations from the bunch. Perfect for a dewy finish with a glow. Includes SPF25, the foundation is lightweight, with buildable coverage but instantly gives off a luminous, fresh and radiant finish. Works lovely as a daytime foundation as well as it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.

Sheer: Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow foundation
If you want something that is sheer, dewy and gives a glow rather than major coverage, I suggest you go for this lovely one by Guerlain. Smells lovely (I use 3- medium), light reflecting and feels light on the skin (It also has an SPF of 25). The Baby glow term in the name is after the youthful glow it gives the skin. A current favourite, but won’t be using it on a breakout (as the coverage is very close to a BB cream’s one).