When it comes to finding your perfect foundation it can be a minefield. From finishes and formulas to coverage and shades, without a make up artist’s knowledge buying a new foundation can be a daunting task!
Luckily we’ve come up with our guide to finding your perfect finish to equip you with everything you need to know about the terms most commonly used to describe foundation. Read on and get ready for your close up.
Maximum or full coverage
Full coverage foundations are exactly that. They give you the highest level of coverage creating a flawless, even skin tone. These foundations are great for troublesome skin types as well as helping to camouflage scarring, redness and hyper pigmentation. These are often matte finish foundations so are great for oily and combination skin types. These can often be more difficult to remove at the end of the day so I would advise double cleansing with a face wipe followed by your favourite skincare routine.
Our top Maximum Coverage foundations
2. Bellapierre Pressed Mineral Foundation £39.99
These are slightly lighter than full coverage foundations but still offer a good level of product to even out skin tone and cover imperfections. These are great everyday foundations for all skin types as they come in wide variety of finishes and won’t clog up the skin so can easily be removed at night.
Our top Medium Coverage foundations
3. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation £24.50
This is the lightest coverage foundation available. These foundations are great for hot summer months or times when your skin is having a good day and you just want a bit of help to even out and enhance the skin tone rather than trying to cover up those imperfections. These are great for normal skin types that are neither particularly dry nor oily.
Our top Sheer Coverage foundations
Now determine which finish you would like.
A Satin Finish?
These foundations create a natural, dewy finish without looking too luminous. These are great for normal/dry skin types however, more oily girls may want to steer clear as you may feel like it makes you look oily rather than dewy. These formulas are usually liquid.
Our top Satin Finish Foundations
2. Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation £29.50
3. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation £29.50
A Matte Finish?
A matte finish is exactly that, matte. These formulas are great for oily skin types or times when you need more coverage as they don’t add any shine, shimmer or dewiness to the skin. These formulas are usually in powder form but are also available in some liquid as well as compact formulas.
Our top matte foundations
4. Givenchy Eclat Matissime Foundation £32.50
This could also be called a sheer coverage foundation as it works to enhance your natural skin rather than cover it up. These formulas help to even out skin tone and create a flawless base for further make up application.
Our top Natural finish foundations
3. Cover FX Cream Foundation £37
Find your perfect finish with our range of foundations today.