Most of us are guilty of sticking to the same one, year in, year out. Except, as your hormone levels change, you do probably need to take a fresh look at what you’re putting on your skin. Dryness and breakouts are two common hormonal horrors. Older skin can also be prone to more redness, sunspots and, of course, lines. So start looking for beauty products to make you glow.
What you need is coverage from a base that is hydrating, long lasting and has some skincare ingredients thrown in. These new foundations have got you.
Every one of these products is long lasting without being suffocating, covering without looking mask like and glow giving without disappearing. What are you waiting for?
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC + Cream SPF 50, £31
A beauty editors’ favourite, this is called a CC cream, so you’d expect it to be lighter than a foundation, but it actually delivers medium coverage.
It doesn’t sit in fine lines and gives good glow. Blend it in with IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7, £35, and buff to a really natural finish.
Dior Forever Foundation Matte, £37
A really grown up foundation, it erases blemishes without masking skin’s natural radiance.
It gives full, velvety coverage and is matte without being drying or powdery. And it lasts. And lasts.
Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating And Repairing Makeup, £30
This thick formula blends to give a super sheer result. It somehow manages to cover imperfections and uneven skin tone, whilst still looking ultra natural.
Skincare ingredients work long term to correct, but in the short term you’re left looking polished.
Guerlain L’Essential Natural Glow Foundation, £44
This is one of the most popular foundations in the UK for a reason. If your skin needs help, reach for a bottle of this.
Lives up to its long lasting promise and covers blemishes brilliantly. Dry skins might need a good layer of moisturiser first.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £28
If you’re lucky enough to have great skin that just needs a little evening out, then this is for you.
Ultra hydrating it blends in easily and seamlessly, leaving skin looking radiant and glowy. It doesn’t stick around, so you might feel the need to touch up by lunchtime.