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How To Find The Perfect Foundation…

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If you want your skin to look its very best, you need a brilliant foundation, as well as a robust skincare regime.

The key is to find the right texture and formula for your skin type. Dry skin? You'll want a foundation that’s packed full of nourishing ingredients. Worried about ageing? Find a base that contains anti-ageing as well as pigment. Here’s a breakdown of the best textures and foundations for your skin...

The lotion

If you want your foundation, as well as your skincare, to combat the signs of ageing then this is a wonderful choice. The formula contains Alpha Lipoic Acid, which actively helps to minimise the look of fine lines and wrinkles while also providing your complexion with a light veil of coverage. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation, £45

The balm

Combination skin will enjoy the blurring qualities of this balm formula foundation. It’ll de-shine the oily zones on your face, while airbrushing dry and normal zones. The result? A blurred, perfected complexion. Givenchy Teint Couture Balm, £30

The silky fluid

Loss of radiance is a sign of stress, fatigue and ageing. When skill looks lacklustre, this formula is famed for delivering sheer coverage and a healthy glow to any complexion. The oil-free formula also means it works well with all skin types. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £37

The longwear coverage

If your skin is prone to oiliness and your base usually ‘slips’ off your skin by lunch, the eight hours of longwear in this medium coverage foundation will be just the ticket. Estee Lauder Double Wear, £30

The liquid

If your skin can feel dried-out by the middle of the afternoon, you want a foundation that’ll nourish and hydrate as well as cover. With this lightweight lotion foundation you can build up coverage, from sheer to medium, all the while nourishing your skin. And there’s an added SPF 15 in the mix. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation, £64

The cream

If you are bothered by large pores, you’ll want to find a foundation that’ll seamlessly cover them. Hyaluronic filling spheres in this formula sit in pores giving skin a completely even texture and with a little buffing the finish looks airbrushed. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £29.50

The gel

If you don’t like a heavy finish, but it’s important that your skin is even and quenched throughout the day this is an ideal choice. Not only does it blend seamlessly to give a skin-true finish, but it also feeds skin with nourishment while you wear it. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £27

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