Four of the best summer foundations
Published 29/04/2010 | 11:52
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.
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.