Best Foundations 2021: Ten Skincare Foundations For Flawless Skin

Choosing the right foundation for your skin type can sometimes seem impossible. What coverage do you want – full or light? What texture should you choose – matte or dewy? How do you want to apply the foundation – with a brush, a beauty blender or by hand? And what’s the best way to find your perfect shade?

With the endless choice of brands to choose from, there’s no doubt making this decision can be overwhelming. Luckily for you, we’ve narrowed down a list of the best foundations to buy today. Foundations – different to what you might expect.

Skincare-infused foundations are actually a thing – something luxury houses like Dior, Chanel and La Mer are doing really well. The secret behind this philosophy is the integration of hydrating skincare mixed with a foundation. The results are truly amazing.

Formulated with some of the most skin-loving ingredients out there, this new era of foundation means we can reap the perfecting qualities, without the risk of complexion upset. And the best bit is, the very act of combining the pros of both skincare and makeup means the finishes are seamless and more natural, too.

Below is a list of the best skincare foundations on the market which will have you glowing in no time.

La Mer The Soft Fluid

The cult-favourite skin care line up has been injected with colour. Cue this ultra lightweight liquid foundation; a fusion of soft colour, healing hydration and La Mer’s iconic Miracle Broth formulation. The complexion is instantly perfected, the appearance of pores minimised and imperfections blurred. Enriched with SPF 20 and antioxidants to protect from environmental aggressors and colour capsule technology to ensure colour integrity throughout the day and into the night. 

Chantecaille Future Skin

This oil-free gel foundation is ultra-lightweight with a refreshing texture. The buildable formula provides adjustable coverage while light-reflecting pigments ease the appearance of imperfections for a naturally flawless finish. Charged with natural ingredients like water and seaweed for deep hydration, camomile and aloe which help to soothe skin irritants and rosemary and green tea – helping boost the skin’s immune system and prevent oxidation. A buildable medium-to-full coverage foundation, good for the skin and great to take you from the office to dinner without having to reapply.

Chanel Sublimage Le Teint

Experience all-day luminosity with Chanel’s Sublimage active cream foundation. This foundation has buildable coverage and acts as a second – while blurring imperfections on the skin’s surface. With an intense luminous base and 12-hour hydration, the skin looks plump, radiant and fresh. The secret ingredient is the intense Vanilla Planifolia water which delivers strength and vitality to the skin. Application is made easy with the addition of its small foundation brush. A few dabs of this bad boy and you’ll be glowing in no time.

Dolce & Gabbana Gloriouskin

Famous for its rich Italian silks, Ready-to-Wear Collections and endless selection of citrus fragrances, Dolce and Gabbana have recently ventured into the world of beauty – and we are in love. The Italian fashion house has recently launched its Gloriouskin foundation – a cream foundation with an 8-hour hydration formula that offers protection from pollution, oxidation with an SPF20. Offering medium to light coverage, this product is buildable and bendable so you can reapply during the day, allowing the skin to breathe.

Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid

Enhance your complexion with Clarin’s Everlasting Youth Fluid which works to firm and smooth the skin. This medium coverage foundations works to conceals age spots, imperfections and blur visible signs of pores. This foundation contains extracts of Chicory and Red Jania to help optimise the skin’s luminosity and radiance. A great daytime – your skin will feel more plump, smooth and glowing.

Dior Forever Natural Nude Foundation

Subtle and lightweight yet durable, Dior’s Forever Natural Nude Foundation, melts into the face and gives the impression of a flawless natural complexion. Fresh and lightweight, the texture offers a natural and luminous finish with no mask-like effect, allowing the skin to breathe from morning to night.

ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation

ILIA’s True Skin Serum Foundation is a weightless foundation that delivers buildable, light to medium coverage with a velvety finish. A blend of botanical actives nourish the skin for a flawless complexion that looks as good as it feels. Aloe Leaf, Rosehip, Jojoba and Marula Oils soothe irritations and tame redness, plump fine lines, and ensure the formula melts into the skin for a more even appearance. This is the perfect foundation to take you from day to night offering 24-hour coverage and SPF40.

Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Foundation

With 30 shades to choose from this weightless foundation is one of our favourite on the list. A foundation made with 97 per cent naturally-derived ingredients offering flawless coverage which lasts up to 16 hours. The complexion is perfect, luminous and fresh. The comfortable texture becomes one with the skin, making it ideal for buildable coverage light to medium. Beauty-boosting ingredients including white cocoa bean extract and prebiotics maintain the skin’s natural balance, strengthen the cutaneous barrier, and boost hydration

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

It’s not every day you see a foundation with vitamin C in the ingredients list—but this luminous beauty from Laura Mercier does. Wearing this one continuously over time will help to boost radiance while it fights the appearance of dark spots (that’s thanks to the vitamin C). You can get up to fifteen hours of wear out of this one; it delivers a glowy, buildable finish that feels like a second skin and its colour-true pigments will resist oxidation for the best colour match of your life.

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation

This Vegan foundation has 15 shades to choose from and is a long-wearing hydrating foundation that instantly creates a flawless and radiant complexion. Perfect for all skin-types and great for dry skin, this foundation has been formulated with Skin Fit Technology that extends the wear of your makeup, SPF 30 and UV filters that help to protect the skin against environmental damage.

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