Trying to find the perfect foundation can be stressful and overwhelming. Walking into Clicks or Dis-chem swatching foundation after foundation only can become frustrating. Sometimes what looks great in-store can quickly be a different story five hours later.
Here are my top foundation recommendations that are super light on the skin and create a second-skin finish, while still providing enough coverage to hide dark spots.
Finally makeup brands are becoming more inclusive in their shade range (thank you, Fenty Beauty) and are changing their formulas for the better. I’ve tried and tested a number of foundations but only a couple have stuck with me and totally live up to the hype. These are my some of go-to foundations whenever I need something lightweight that looks like I’m wearing no makeup.
Foundation: Maybelline Superstay 24HR Full Coverage in shade Hazelnut
Type: It is a creamy, liquid foundation that provides a semi-matte formula for the perfect natural-looking finish. You can definitely build up the coverage if you need or want more.
Thoughts: Whenever I wear this foundation I usually have to use a single or two pumps and I’ll get a medium coverage that pretty much covers all my dark circles, sometimes I won’t even need to apply concealer. I’ll just wear the foundation on its own and then I’m good to go.
Name: Chanel Ultra Le Teint Flawless Foundation
Finish: This stunning ultra-hydrating liquid foundation has a natural and buildable formula giving you the perfect, luminous finish.
Thoughts: I totally get why many celebrities are obsessed with this foundation. I love how it has the most stunning skin-finish appearance. On top of that the formula feels divine when it is applied onto the skin. It is especially great for combination skin because it keeps your skin hydrated without excess oiliness.
Name: Wet n Wild Foundation Fond De Teint in shade Mocha
Finish: This foundation comes with a spatula applicator and makes it easy to apply on the face. It has a satin finish that is great if you’re someone with combination skin. The liquid formula blends seamlessly into the skin and is totally buildable.
Thoughts: I was totally impressed by this foundation. It’s affordable and performs amazingly on the skin. Best part? The formula has been designed to prevent unwanted flashbacks in photos, so I always feel camera-ready when I’m wearing this foundation. I especially love how it feels lightweight on my skin and provides a ‘barely-wearing-foundation’ finish.
Name: Lancome Teint Idole Ultrawear
Finish: This beautiful liquid foundation is totally worth every penny it costs. It has a buildable coverage with a velvety finish leaving your skin feeling dewy and smooth.
Thoughts: This foundation is a Lancome classic and is adored by many makeup enthusiasts including myself. I was even more impressed when the brand came out with a more diverse shade range a while back. Most people will know I swear by this foundation, because it gives me the perfect fresh-faced finish with a glow.
What are some of your favourite foundations? Have you tried any of the foundations above? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Remember the first thing to flawless skin starts by locking down a skincare routine. Then you can enhance your glow factor with radiant, skin-finish foundation.