A Streamlined Base Collection for Every Level of Coverage

Sheer Coverage

Avene Optimale Skin Tone Perfector* (£16.50)

A bit like an advanced CC cream, this new launch from Avene works to even, correct and hydrate all in one simple step. Best applied to freshly moisturised skin, I find that this can be a little difficult to work with but once you've got the finish down the results are more than worth it. It's also worth noting that the pink in the cream is barely noticeable once the product is blended; in fact it adapts to suit my fair skin perfectly and corrects discolouration while still allowing my freckles to show through.

Medium Coverage

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder (£31.00)

I mentioned in my latest video that I've been well and truly swept up by mineral foundation trend over the past few months. I might be a little late to the game on this one, but I'm really impressed by how much coverage mineral powders can give, while still managing to feel light as air on the skin. This one from Laura Mercier is probably my favourite of the ones that I've tried so far and offers a silky, medium coverage finish that manages to look even better as the day goes on. 

Full Coverage

Estee Lauder Double Wear (£30.00)

Double Wear was one of the first high end products that I used, but its repurchase was down to more than simple nostalgia. Nothing beats this when I'm looking for a full coverage that I can trust to last right through from morning to night. Of the three, it's probably the one that I reach for the least often, but it's definitely one of those products that I'm glad to know is there if I need it. A tiny amount diminishes redness, scarring and creates a flawless blank canvas - and applying with a damp Beauty Blender allows for a slightly less matte finish, too.