Ace Of Base: New Foundations For Every Skin Type

There is so much good stuff around for your skin!

Foundation is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, important step in a makeup routine. Formula, finish, texture and staying power are just a few things to consider when choosing one that’s right for you (or right for the occasion; rotate between a few if you need variety!).

With incredible advances tweaking and bettering beauty loot with every passing season, it can be hard to determine which ones are worth getting excited about, though.

We’ve done the legwork for you this Spring and are sharing the top picks to pounce on as soon as they land on counters, putting our best faces forward.

ON-THE-GO

Busy, on-the-go Vegans, rejoice! But act quick: LUSH introduces their limited-edition solid foundations, adorable named Slap Sticks, for $26.95. Available online until August 28th, these jojoba, coconut and argan oil packed solid sticks offer a healthy, hydrating result and are supremely easy to apply.

A part of the #LUSHLabs program, where customers take part in the brand’s R&D for exclusive and limited-edition online products, snap up one of the 40 shades before they’re gone. Missed out? French favourite By Terry launches a gorgeously glowy stick the very same day. The Nude Expert Duo Stick $72, available exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima and mecca.com.au, boasts an ingenious way to glow on the go thanks to its dual-sided and dual-cored formulation that is complete with coverage, highlighter and sponge all in one. Simply sweep on and blend anytime, anywhere.

MATTE

Launched last month, Too Faced Peach Perfect Moisture Matte Foundation $52, exclusively at Mecca Maxima and online, is actually infused with sweet peaches and fig milk to create a creamy, medium coverage liquid foundation that looks smooth and feels comfortable, never thick and cakey.

Launching Stateside on the 27th of July (and to come to Sephora here too), get excited for cult-favourite IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Oil Free Matte. The often sold out CC Cream’s new oil-free formula is sure to be a godsend for those with oily skin types, as like the other CC Cream formulations, boasts a laundry list of skin benefits while perfecting the complexion at once.

GLOWY

If a fresh, glowing and bare-faced look is what you’re after, look out for Clarin’s Skin Illusion Foundation, $50, available from August 13th . The unique serum-like formula sinks right in for a super natural result, while nourishing ingredients like Mary’s Thistle Oil add instant radiance.

For a glowy result with a little more coverage, Yves Saint Laurent introduces the Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation, $79, this September exclusively at Mecca Maxima and yslbeauty.com.au. The innovative cream-to-water formula creates a dewy, bright and illuminated complexion, yet is buildable to ensure even coverage and a flawless finish.

BRIGHTENING

If a perfectly even tone is your holy grail, Sisley’s new Phyto-Blanc Cushion Foundation, $150,  is specially formulated with a complex to prevent and repair damage from pollution, UV, free radicals and environmental damage.

If you prefer a liquid, Chanel’s newly launched Les Beiges Sheer Tinted Glow Healthy Moisturizer, $78, creates a beautiful rosy halo thanks to a mineral pigment that interacts with red light, leaving skin fresh, radiant and positively glowing.

LIGHT AS AIR 

Benefit Cosmetics treats skin to an airy new foundation with their newly launched Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation, $49 . Soft optical blurring spheres weightlessly blur imperfections and ensure a breathable result, and creates a super natural canvas for those days where light coverage is all you need.

For that light-as-air texture with a more pigmented coverage, reach for Dior’s brand-new Backstage Face and Body Foundation, $70. Ultra-buildable, this super fluid, second-skin textured pick can take you from sheer glow to full coverage while maintaining lightness and luminosity.

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