Good High-End Foundations

One of my favourite steps in my makeup routine is creating a flawless and glowing base. I’ve been loving a few different high-end foundations recently, so I wanted to share them with you. All of them leave my skin looking beautiful and have great staying power.

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation

Smashbox, Dior, YSL

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, £29, Boots

I have shade 1.1, the lightest in this new oil-free foundation, but it is still ever so slightly too warm for my skin tone, however I can definitely work with it. I have incredibly pale skin and it’s hard to find foundations light enough. The formula of this foundation is lovely – it gives great coverage and blurs imperfections, but feels light and comfortable. I have dry skin and this leaves it looking and feeling hydrated. This is a medium coverage foundation that you can build up to full coverage and it lasts all day.

Dior Diorskin Fluid Foundation SPF 35

Dior Diorskin Fluid Foundation SPF 35, £33, Boots

This is my favourite of the 3 foundations and it matches my pale, cool-toned skin perfectly. The formula and coverage of this is simply amazing and it is the best foundation I have tried in a long time – possibly even beating my love for the By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation! This is a real full coverage foundation, but it still looks incredibly natural. I find it best to apply this with a damp beauty sponge as this just makes it feel like a second skin. It has a matte finish, but it stills makes my skin look luminous and healthy. It covers every imperfection, reduces pore visibility and it lasts all day. I love that it has an in-built SPF too.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Foundation

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Foundation, £32.50, House of Fraser

I have this foundation in shade B10. It matches my skin tone really well, but is a bit more warm-toned, so it just serves to warm my skin up a little. I love the YSL Touche Éclat concealer pen, so I really wanted to try the foundation to see if it gave me the same radiance. It does! It really gives me a lit-from-within glow and makes my skin look really youthful and healthy. This is a full coverage foundation, but it looks really natural on the skin. It lasts all day and feels weightless and comfortable all day too.

I really recommend that you try all of these foundations. Have you experienced any of them yet?

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