Wednesday 18 January 2017

Four of the best summer foundations

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 29/04/2010 | 11:52

MAC face and body foundation
MAC face and body foundation
Rimmel Match perfection foundation
Maybelline dream creamy foundation.
Clinique anti-blemish solutions make-up.

We at Independent Woman have been searching high and low to find a suitably flawless base for sensational summer skin. Light, dewy, natural and even blemish busting - we've got the perfect foundation for even the pickiest of preeners.

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Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation

Taking inspiration from the dewy skin of the current Chanel and Louis Vuitton spring and summer catwalk looks Dream Creamy Foundation is great if you're after a fresh, natural summer look. Perfect for dry skin, the formula smoothes and hydrates the skin by trapping water and transforms from a solid to a liquid on application. Excellent coverage as well as being quick and comfortable to use.

Available from Boots and pharmacies nationwide, priced at €12.39.

Mac Face and Body Foundation

A cult classic. MAC Face & Body gives a light but thorough coverage which makes it perfect for the summer months. At €36 for 120ml  it's also excellent value and should you be in need of a spruce up for the body as well the face, the foundation will blend just as well on arms and legs suffering from an unmistakable winter tone. A favorite of make-up artists the foundation comes packaged in a handy plastic bottle making it a worthwhile suitcase companion.

Available from Brown Thomas

Rimmel Match Perfection

Featuring Smart-Tone Technology which is said to mimic the skin’s texture and tone and although slightly heavy for use as a summer foundation blends well to give light, radiant coverage. Enhanced with an Oxygenating Complex which allows the skin space to breathe, it's a great balance between coverage and lighter, natural tones. A perfect choice for summer skin.

Available from pharmacies nationwide, priced at €11.70

Clinique Anti Blemish Liquid Make-up

A recent addition to the Clinique range, Anti Blemish is great for sensitive or blemish prone skin. The formula works well and will conceal a multitude of sins as the base is mid-to-heavy. Clinique Anti-blemish also contains calming, soothing ingredients like sea-algae to minimise future breakouts but will also give a dose of caffeine to pep up sun tired skin. This is one on the heavier side but considering the coverage we think it's worth it - especially as it's so good at reducing the appearance of pores.

Available from Clinique counters, priced at €28.

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