Spring's Newest Foundations Deliver Post-Facial Glow in a Bottle
It's finally that time of year when winter starts to disappear, making way for longer and warmer days. Sunshine (and associated UV damage) aside, the changing seasons can bring about a range of surprisingly varied beauty-related issues. One such dilemma? Your 'til-now favourite foundation suddenly stops giving you what you need. All too often, bases that do the job in winter can start to seem too heavy and too pale, leaving you without an as-good replacement.
If this situation is all too familiar, we're here to help. Happily, the upcoming season has inspired a huge range of incredible new foundation launches—there is something for every skin type and concern. Best of all, each pick leaves skin with the same kind of post-facial glow you'd usually pay through the nose for. No matter the finish, these formulas are so sophisticated they come off looking like your skin, just better. From matte to Gigi-after-Pilates dewy, this spring foundation roundup will see the end of your dull winter complexion.
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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Cushion ($89)
Cushion foundations have been doing the rounds as of late, and YSL's version is no disappointment. Part of the Touche Éclat range, it leaves skin looking as glowy and well-rested as the brand's famous click pen. The dual-sided cushion applicator is specially designed to enable you to tweak your coverage—genius.
Napoleon Perdis Bespoke Colour Blend Foundation Collection ($69)
If you're finding you're between your regular shades, try adjusting your existing foundation using these pigments. They come in light and dark (plus a shimmer for days you want extra radiance), so you can tweak your favourite base instead of buying a new one.
Nude by Nature Flawless Liquid Foundation ($40)
Mineral makeup is a great choice for sensitive skins, as well as anyone who favours natural ingredients. This new launch has a satin-to-matte finish, making it ideal for shiny complexions. It also contains bamboo powder, which gives skin a soft-focus, airbrushed look.
This product launches on August 31.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder ($58)
This powder from IT Cosmetics was welcomed into Sephora with great fanfare, thanks to its crazy-popular CC cream counterpart. The pressed formula is sheer but buildable, and can be worn alone or used to set liquid foundation. The addition of SPF 50+ means it's perfect for reapplying sunscreen, too.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation ($81)
If you're blemish-prone, this new season foundation could be right up your alley—it treats skin while offering coverage. The liquid formula's hero ingredient is kaolinite clay, which absorbs oil, helping to prevent shine. Bonus: The matte finish wears all day.