Winter may be a little more unpredictable this year, but there is one thing I can always rely on and that’s the annual crop of new foundations hitting our virtual and physical shelves. And as if the beauty gods could hear our call for some cheering up, there are some absolute corkers this season.
My new favourite is the BFF De-Stress/Tinted Serum by Trinny London, a magical mix of skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid and the most mind-bogglingly good coverage that seems to even out redness and boost tired skin. I’ve been using it under my eyes, too, instead of concealer, which seems to lessen the look of dark circles.
If you like a glowy base, you could also try SKINvisible Foundation by Lisa Armstrong, the make-up artist on Strictly, no less. It provides a great base for as much blush as you can handle.
If you prefer a more matt, polished look, the Vital Skin Foundation Stick by Westman Atelier is the classiest act around. At £62 it’s pricey, but you only need a little of it to get your skin looking even. You won’t need to follow with any powder, either – it’s a long-lasting, sheer-matt formula.
For hardcore full-coverage matt foundation lovers after a modern formula, the Soft Matte Complete Foundation by Nars packs a punch with pigment, but doesn’t look cakey. As always, Nars hits the mark with a full, inclusive shade range, too.
Below are some of my favourites. As for application, I prefer using a synthetic foundation brush, but you could easily use your fingers or a sponge, too. If you do love brushes, I’m really impressed by the new Bobbi Brown Precise Buffing Brush, £37, which has a tapered end to easily blend your foundation under the eyes and around the nose.
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