Autumn is the time to be browsing foundations, as so many brands are bringing new ones out. So here are just a few that caught my attention. And it’s incredible how brands now do such a wide variety of shades, and some even demonstrate all shades applied.
Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet, £37. Comes in 15 shades.
“Longwearing foundation that naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion. Its blurring effect erases all imperfections and ensures makeup with a matte velvet finish.
Ultra-light, ultra-matte and ultra-natural, it instantly becomes one with the skin for a flawless complexion all day long”.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, There are 44 shades to choose from, and there is a before and after for each shade.
“Helps to achieve a smooth, natural look. Featuring a full-coverage yet lightweight formula, the foundation dries down to a matte finish. This foundation is also infused with numerous anti-ageing ingredients to promote younger-looking skin. Enriched with deeply hydrating Moss Cell Tech, the foundation promotes long-lasting hydration. AirCool technology also provides a cooling sensation for comfortable wear”
Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid, £35; 24 shades.
“The foundation that fully restores your complexion’s youthful glow. Instantly restore a glowing radiant complexion with this new Skin Tone Optimizing complex. Conceals age spots and imperfections. Contains extracts of chicory and red jania that help optimise the skin’s luminosity and radiance. Day after day, your skin is firmer, plumped, smooth and radiant.”
Chanel, Clarins, Charlotte Tilbury
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation, £43; there are 50 shades to choose from, and just like CT, they show all the shades applied. Wow!
“Water-resistant liquid foundation that creates a luminous, natural finish. The radiant formula delivers long-wearing, medium coverage yet still feels weightless and looks ultra-fresh. This lightweight foundation blurs any imperfection—including discoloration and unevenness—without caking or masking the skin’s natural radiance.”
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Foundation Balm & Brush, $52, 20 shades
“Multiaction balm that blends effortlessly into skin while diffusing imperfections with full coverage.Leaves skin looking visibly smoother and more even-toned thanks to innovative skin-pampering ingredients that enhance your natural luster. Silky and luxurious, it stays in place all day for reliable extended wear. Light-diffusing technology and infused pigments instantly blur pores and fine lines and even out your complexion.”
Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Subline Perfection Foundation, £60; 36 shades.
” Builds weightlessly from a sheer veil to flawless medium coverage in 36 universal colour choices and five shade levels custom-curated for all skin types, tones and undertones. Delivers a customisable couture finish that brings the runway to real life in a few powerful drops. Silky and luxurious, it feels creamy to the touch and delivers controlled, easily buildable coverage. Self-setting, post-perfecting and longwearing, its sublime satin finish lasts all day”.
Available from the website