We all love a flawless base, let's face it - it's the key to great makeup - but finding the right coverage and finish can be rather tricky. I find that my tastes often change, in the summer I like to go for something more lightweight and during the autumn and winter seasons I opt for a foundation with medium to full coverage. Despite my preferences changing, I still expect a lot from a foundation, as someone with imperfections including redness and blemishes I want a foundation that not only conceals these but creates a natural complexion. With that in mind I have few favourites that I come to use daily, and have rounded up in my five flawless bases.
Benefit Hellow Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation is my go to every base for work, this oil free formula provides a light to medium coverage which sets to leave a natural and dewy finish to the skin, without ever looking too shiny. I wasn't too sure how I would get on with this foundation to begin with as I have oily/combination skin, however I can easily wear this for 6 hours with minimal shine, and easily up to 8 during the colder months. This is such a lightweight and comfortable base, which can be built up to help conceal redness and imperfections. If you're looking for the perfect radiant base this is the one for you.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation is my go to base when I'm looking for something a little more matte, but not to the point where my base looks dull. I know MAC tend to get a bad rap for their bases, with many complaints being that their foundations appear too cakey or cause breakouts, however I've not yet experienced this. This is a medium coverage foundation which provides a flawless base, perfect for when my skin is having a moment, and despite the coverage this looks really lightweight on the skin. The Pro Longwear Foundation packs some serious staying power and if I have a long day ahead then it's guaranteed I'll be wearing this.
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation has been my holy grail foundation throughout the summer, despite being a fuller coverage base this does in fact feel rather lightweight on the skin to the point where you don't feel like you are wearing foundation, and your skins natural glow shines through. Just be careful not to overdo it with this foundation as I will stress that a little definitely goes a long way, and blemishes and redness are concealed with a single buff into the skin. I can't comment on how waterproof this foundation is as I can't say I've been in shower nor have been swimming - well let's just say I've had no contact with water - but this is incredibly long lasting to the point where you don't have to worry about it melting off the skin, and you're guaranteed a flawless looking base all day.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is anything but sheer in my opinion, but rather a medium coverage base which can easily be built up if you prefer something a little more fuller. This buffs into the skin with such ease and you're guaranteed a flawless base within a matter of minutes with no hint of cake in sight. This foundation provides a semi-matte base, providing a natural glow without ever looking shiny, but I would recommend getting the pump for this foundation as a little goes a long way and that way you won't run the risk of wasting any!
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is a firm favourite of mine when I'm looking for a natural base that conceals any bad skin days. The formula of this foundation is very lightweight on the skin, and looks and feels invisible on the skin, creating an airbrushed finish when applied with a buffing brush or sponge, blurring any imperfections and pores. Once set this foundation provides a natural, satin finish to the skin that doesn't appear too matte nor dewy, which is perfect for those with combination skin. The foundation is incredibly long lasting, wearing for around 6 - 8 hours and during which still remains flawless on the skin, with only minimal shine on my t-zone.
What are you favourite flawless bases?