I’ve used the term “foundation” loosely, here, because I mean it to incorporate other face bases such as tinted moisturiser, BB creams and complexion enhancers as well as the traditional high-coverage foundation. In truth, no BB creams or CC creams come anywhere near my top five face bases in terms of the most-used – it’s either a tinted moisturiser on days off or a fuller-coverage base on work days, when I’m on camera or at events or otherwise engaged outside of my house.
It’s taken me ages to put this video together because I really did monitor just how much I used each base – I test dozens of them and have a fair few that I use regularly, so it was actually quite difficult to narrow down my selection. But here we are. Enjoy – feel free to cheat and skip to the links beneath the video pane if you’re in a desperate hurry. You can also find more detailed reviews of most of the foundations by browsing the makeup category here.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, Wheat, 4.5, £27: http://tidd.ly/b70dfab
NARS Tinted Moisturiser, Alaska, £29.50: http://goo.gl/SbuC3y
Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation in Shade Fair, £33: http://goo.gl/RfWVmx
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – shade 20, £33 at Boots: http://tidd.ly/7833e124
Louise Young LY34 Brush: http://bit.ly/29EEYkD
L’Oreal Paris Sexy Balm Shade 102, Gossip: http://amzn.to/29t2UY0
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Shade 4, £39: http://tidd.ly/134360de