Choosing the right foundation for your skin might be tricky with so many options available. If you have combination or oily skin, you might want to stick to matte finishes; or if your skin is dry, dewy finish would probably look best on you. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites with coverage ranging from sheer to buildable, to full.

EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation, £12.50 (now on sale for £10!)

A lightweight and luminous liquid base, formulated with light diffusers that unify skin tone and cover imperfections effortlessly. Specially designed ‘true colour’ pigments work perfectly with your skin’s natural tones in an ultra-blendable formula. Available in 14 shades.

Lucy says: I heard so many great things about this foundation and it didn’t disappoint. It has been developed with olive-toned skin in mind, but its yellow undertones make it ideal for most people. It’s buildable so can be worn very light or worked up to a much heavier coverage. I’ve used the foundation for a natural no makeup look right through to an older mother of a bride with rosacea. It’s an absolute bargain too.

Joan Collins Beauty First Base Foundation, £25

First Base Foundation is youth-promoting skin care and a foundation in one. It creates a smooth, flawless complexion with a radiant, natural finish, whilst charging the skin with youthful energy to help increase collagen. In addition, Hyaluronic Acid moisturises and fills fine lines. The foundation blends quickly and easily and leaves the skin feeling soft and comfortable, like a perfect second skin. Available in 8 shades.


Sleek Makeup Lifeproof Foundation, £8.99 (now on sale for £7!)

Lifeproof your look with this foundation that goes the distance. Soft-focus powders create a blurring effect and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. The oil-free formula can help skin look even and shine-free, whilst imperfections are concealed. Available in 24 shades, which is fantastic for a budget-friendly brand.

Paula says: I honestly didn’t expect that it will be so good! I have problematic skin, dry with red spots, and it’s get difficult when I want full coverage. When wearing this foundation,  I did not have to fix my face during the day. Actually, I don’t see any difference between this foundation and a Clinique one that I am using now, except the Sleek one is more affordable. The other thing that I really enjoyed was that it doesn’t transfer much at all.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation, £25

A highly pigmented, buildable cream formula that leaves a natural matte finish. Apply Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation as an all-over foundation, sheered out as a tinted moisturizer, or for highlighting and contouring. Available in 30 shades.

Jurga says: This was a first stick foundation I’ve ever used, because my skin is prone to dehydration , so I was a bit sceptical of using a stick formula, because it can exaggerate dry patches. But I have to say this foundation looks simply beautiful on my skin when used with a hydrating primer. It’s often my go-to when I want medium coverage as opposed to full. It’s so easy to blend, which is perfect when you are in a rush.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation, £5.90

Th Coverage Foundation from The Ordinary offers a smooth, lightweight finish that resists collecting within fine lines and stays on for longer. It has a semi-matte finish and works exceptionally well with the primers from The Ordinary. Available in 21 shades.