5 Of The Best – Flawless Foundations
If there is ever day you need to ‘go for the glow’ and rely on a flawless finish it has to be your wedding day!
We have been road testing some of the best foundations on the market and come up with our top 5 to suit all skin types and budgets…
Nars all Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (£35)
Don’t be fooled by the slightly runny texture, this ultra-dewy formula gives long lasting coverage and a gorgeous glow.
Top Tip – the Nars girls stressed that this is best applied with your fingertips so ditch the brushes and sponge.
Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation – Editors Choice (£16)
Our foundation-fanatic editor absolutely loved this super-affordable Body Shop offering. Normally a designer brand stalwart, she loved the light-hydrating texture which gives a beautiful fresh-faced look with lasting coverage. Available in 16 semi-matte shades its our top recommendation for budget conscious brides.
Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation (£32.50)
The Duchess of all foundation brands, Doublewear has always been famed for its total coverage and is rightly hailed as the UK’s No1 foundation.
Although its texture appears quite heavy it means you only need a tiny bit to ensure maximum coverage for up to 15 hours.
We recommend going for a slightly lighter shade than normal and building colour with powder and blush.
Maybelline Dream Satin (£7.99)
The bargain option, this liquid make up sensation still gives an air-brush, radiant finish.
This air-whipped formula contains hyaluronic acid and gives the lightness of a mousse in a smooth, liquid foundation.
This foundation gives a medium coverage that is flawless, seamless, smooth and subtly luminous.
And the downside? Be prepared for regular ‘touch-ups’ as its staying power is quite poor, however if a natural look is your thing this would be an excellent shout.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Long Wear Foundation (£35)
Another firm favourite with the team, its ‘shine free’ texture means this is an excellent choice for those who have an oily complexion.
A heavy duty, long lasting super-foundation we would recommend teaming it with a luminous primer to get that all important bridal glow.
That said the overall texture really does give this designer potion a real ‘no make-up’ feel.