It’s the beauty basic must-have. Here’s our review of the latest formulas for every type of skin…
BEST FOR DRY SKIN
Perfect for parched skin, this super-creamy formula is packed with skin-plumping ceramides and soothing botanical extracts. Plus it has lightdiffusing technology to helpÂ disguise fne lines. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup SPF 15, $68.
BEST FOR ORGANIC LOVERS
With organic rosehip and jojoba seed oils, this nourishing base is free from chemicals, and the moisturising hyaluronic acid means it melts into skin easily. The oils help fght fne lines, pigmentation and acne, too. Inika Truly Organic Liquid Foundation, $65.
BEST FOR OILY SKIN
If your skin looks shiny, you need aÂ matte foundation. With oil-absorbing zinc extract and tiny silica beads, this new-generation formula absorbs excess sebum, yet looks and feels light on your skin. Bourjois Foundation Air Mat, $27.
BEST FOR LIGHT COVERAGE
New cushion compacts’ give the glow of a liquid foundation with the convenience of a compact. Press the make-up sponge onto the foundationsoaked cushion’ and pat onto your face for light coverage that you can easily build up. L’Or al Paris Nude MagiqueÂ Cushion Liquid Foundation, $29.95.
BEST FOR FULL COVERAGE
From sallow skintones to redness, there’s nothing this creamy formula can’t cover €“ and its sponge applicator makes it mess-free to apply. We love that there’s a built-in concealer to help mask dark circles and hide spots too. Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer, $34.95
Not really a newbie but this paraben-free product ticks all the boxes for a consistently fawless base. The award winner gives medium, silky-soft coverage with anti-ageing SPF for everyday wear. Pop it in your on-the-go make-up bag. Napoleon Stroke of Genius Foundation SPF 20, $65.
BEST FOR ANTIAGEING
You can step out of the house knowing the wrinkle-fghting antioxidants ginseng and papaya extract are protecting your skin against daily damage from the sun and pollution. The semi-matte fnish keeps your skin happily shine-free, too, with a coverage that doesn’t melt off by midday.