8 Foundations That Are Perfect For Every Skin Type

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The number one beauty trend that comes back around every Spring/Summer is healthy, glowing skin. Like most of us, it doesn’t come easy, you need to really upgrade your skincare routine and most of the time, get a really amazing foundation that will make your skin the best it can be.


With all the differing foundations out there, it can be tricky to find the perfect one! Don’t fear, we’ve rounded up the best of the best for every issue!

1. For glowing skin

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation available here

Glowing skin shines through foundation, and isn’t oily or overly shiny. Instead, it looks as if it’s been lit from within, which is exactly what the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation delivers. It’s like a second skin, so quite translucent, and can be built up to cover issues like pigmentation, acne, and rosacea. It’s perfect if you want that spring perfect look, glowing healthy skin.

As a bonus, it contains hyaluronic acid, mushroom extract, and vitamin C, so will reverse aging, retexture your skin, tighten pores, moisturize, and give you a glow while you wear it! Buy it here.

2. For dehydrated skin

Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Oil-Free Foundation SPF 20 available here

Dehydrated skin often produces more oil to combat its thirstiness. If you suffer from dry patches or overly oily dehydrated skin, you need a foundation that nourishes and hydrates your skin. This foundation is quite watery, so it’s good for skin that tends to drink up moisture, it also contains an antioxidant that improves hydration. If you’re worried about having shiny skin, don’t. It’s amazing because it also contains rice powder for absorbing excess oil to create a matte but dewy look! Buy it here.

3. For a healthy complexion

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation available here

This is one of the best-rated foundations of all time, so you know you’ll get good results if you choose to use it. It’s a weightless formula that blurs imperfections and evens out your skin without settling into lines or creating a cakey look. It’s basically your skin but better, hydrating and evening your skin tone, protecting against environmental aggressors and creating a healthy yet natural look. Buy it here.

4. For acne prone skin 

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation available here

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you need a hard-working foundation. This one works throughout the day to control oil while reducing blemishes, pores, and acne scars. In the reviews, most people say it’s incredible and works well with acne treatments, and since it transforms from a liquid into a powder, you’ll get a gloriously matte, soft complexion and won’t need to use powders or blotters to control shine. Buy it here.

5. For youthful looking skin 

Chantecaille Future Skin Oil Free Gel Foundation available here

If you prefer makeup to look smooth and natural, Chantecaille has perfected a feather-light foundation that sits on the skin without suffocating it. It’s creamy and light-weight but dries matte, and contains Rosemary and Green Tea which will protect your skin and prevent the signs of aging, making your skin look younger for longer. This is the perfect foundation for girls who think less is more! Buy it here.

6. For full coverage 

Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate available here

In contrast, sometimes you need full coverage. You need a foundation that covers every pore and blemish without looking cakey or obvious. This foundation offers twice as much pigment as other leading full-coverage foundations, meaning a little goes a long way. You only need one thin layer to completely cover your face for 24 hours. I use this one at the moment, I mix it with one pump of Coconut Face Primer to give it a sheer coverage and make it the perfect foundation for my dry skin. Buy it here.

7. For a luminous glow

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation available here

This foundation has won many awards, and we love it too. Both Celina and I used it, it gives your skin a silky glow and blurs out imperfections. The difference between this one and the Charlotte Tilbury foundation is that the glow you get doesn’t come from underneath the foundation, but sits on top of your skin, making it look flawless and almost photoshopped. Buy it here.

For super quick application 

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation available here

Don’t have time to apply foundation properly? This backstage product delivers perfect coverage with just a simple mist. Apply straight from the can for a light, barely there finish, or use a brush to build your coverage up. You’ll get all the benefits of a lightweight, glowing foundation without the lengthy application.

It’s formulated with pearl pigments too, so you know you’ll get an even, glowing skin tone. You can also use it for other body parts too, so if you’re scared to get your legs out in the sunshine, keep this bad boy at the office for touch ups! Buy it here. 

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