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Add To Cart: The Latest and Greatest Foundation Picks

With spring beauty drops hitting all your favourite make up counters, we do a round up of the latest, newest foundations to add to your shopping list.

Can you feel it? That’s spring in the air… and with the warmer air and longer days comes the all-important upgrade to your make-up bag.

And in the spirit of a clean slate and that all-important complexion perfection, let’s begin with the newest foundation picks to set a seamless base for everything else.

What are the MM team obsessing over at the moment? Read on for our all-important picks.




Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation 

Rihanna blew everyone away with her new makeup line and it started with this foundation and the extraordinary, inclusive colour range. The coverage is on the fuller side and the finish is a natural-to-radiant matte finish for all skin types (except dry). I know I shouldn’t say this, but in my experience and the flawless, seamless no-makeup-makeup skin I desire and expect, it just hasn’t cut it there. That aside, the staying power on the baby and the colour selection is NEKK-LEVEL.I’mm obsessed with the peach tones that run through this range, using them to brighten dull or lift green or purple undertones in medium-dark skin tones. The yellow skin tones are so deliciously hued that they effortlessly flatten any redness with no effort what so ever. Application tip: use a foundation brush and/or a damp sponge to apply. Take the less-is-more approach and really blend the foundation out with your applicator and, for instance, by Terry’s radiance Elixir in Apricot Glow (a hydrating liquid luminizer/primer), that will take your skin to the next level of radiance! Result? BOOM.



NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

My obsession for radiant skin is ignited like a flame with this new beauty! NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is a medium-to-full coverage formula that deliveries the ultimate in sexy, youthful dewy and glowy complexion. It has a smooth, lightweight formula, ideal for building coverage where you need it and blending out where you can use a lighter touch. It works on all skin types that I have come across and blends out with little to no effort or expertise! Ignore the part about it holding past the crazy hours, cause that is just a nasty time to even have the same face on (lol), but it is by far one of the best wearing foundations I used in a long time! Application tips: use the foundation buffing brush, then warm with your fingers and build with a sponge. There is no expertise needed. It’s foolproof!



Dior Backstage The Face and Body Foundation

It’s no secret that I’m no fan of Dior Foundations. They are always way to pink for my liking and generally, a little too cakey for me… but this new The Face & Body from Dior’s “less expensive’ range has really got my attention and gained valuable space in my kit! With a buildable natural finish (this means it’s nor matte or dewy, but rather, a natural skin look), it has 40 shades to choose from, with selections of both warm, neutral and cool undertones in each shade – I’m totally loving! Now, Dior say there are six, but I think that might be a little creative marketing lol. BUT what I do believe is this latest release has amazing stay power, EPIC mid-tone colour selection and the neatest user-friendly, lightweight packaging I’ve experienced since MACs Face & Body launch – and please note these foundations are NOTHING alike. If you have an oily, normal or dry skin and like a versatile natural finish that fits perfectly in your bag or looks chic in your bathroom, this baby is for you. Application Tips: use your hands. And when I say hands, I mean hands. Massage that baby in like a moisturiser and even out with your fingertips. If you’re uptight or a clean freak like me, use a brush to get an even coverage and work in with your fingers to finish.



Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Longwear Foundation SPF 25

What felt like a long time coming for Marc Beauty (and the launch of this foundation), I have to say I was expecting a more radiant or dewy result. That said, I am surprised by how much I like this natural satin-like-finish foundation! Not for just its finish, but for its medium, build-able coverage. It’s exceptionally hydrating and there are 29 shades to choose from, including SPF. Now, they call it a 24hr wear – which is nonsense. I mean, who in their right mind needs a foundation to last that long?? But that said, it does hold wonderfully in all temperatures. This sounds weird, but I have used foundations that are long-wearing… except for in cold conditions. This usually has to do with the natural oils in the product being affected. Except for in this case. Application tips: I actually love using the flat-headed foundation brush they released with the foundation. It seems to apply a good, even and thinnish layer of product which just seems to work. Note: I always use their Dew Drops coconut Highlighter that I literally squirt into the foundation to give it a little shimmer and dewiness. It also improves the blend and the finish on dry or super oily skin types!




Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter

Not a foundation, but rather the real-life ‘smooth’ tool in Facetune – this extraordinary light reflector needs to be in every skin kit, no matter your desired skin effect! Blend it under your eyes, across the top of your cheekbones, around the nose, along the jawline or over any part you want to blur and apply your foundation over the top. For extra pow, although I doubt you will need it, you can apply product again on top of your foundation. Less is more when it comes to this air-light luminous filter! Choose a shade that’s one shade lighter than your natural skin tone to wash away imperfections and even out skin tone. The result? Be left with flawless, youthful and delicious skin. Application Tips: It’s simple – fingertips are a must!




Product Review/Hair &Makeup: Max May / Words: Alina B / Photographer: Mitch Doueihy / Model: Sydney Barber @IMG

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