A/W Foundation: Current Favourites

Foundation is without doubt a key staple in my routine all year round, but it takes even more of a front seat during the colder months when my skin begins to look even more weather-beaten than usual. On days where you wake up feeling less than perky it's crucial to opt for a base that is going to instantly give your skin a much needed pick me up; enter my current go-tos...

For days when I'm after the freshest complexion possible I reach for the Rimmel Wake Me Up, my all time favourite high street foundation. A medium coverage base, this adds a subtle glow to the skin at the same time as evening out redness and covering the majority of my imperfections really well. One of the major complaints I have about so many high street bases is the lack of lasting power, but I trust this to stay put (almost) all day, with a limited need for touch ups on the go. The Laura Mercier Silk Creme gives a really similar satin-esque finish, but it's easier to build up thin layers of this to create fuller coverage whilst still looking light virtually undetectable on the skin. The shade puts me off using this every single day as it's a tad too dark for me, but if it were better suited to my skin tone it would be my daily foundation fix for sure.

Estee Lauder Double Wear isn't a foundation I go for as often as I used to, but I can rely on the fact that it's always there for me when my skin is looking particularly bad. Thankfully my complexion is relatively blemish free at the moment (touch wood!) but this is the perfect option for days when sudden breakouts take place. In terms of coverage this is pretty full on and can look/feel a tiny bit heavy if you're not careful, so I really recommend applying it little by little. That being said, it doesn't tend to cling to cold weather induced dry patches and I don't need to worry about touching up or even reducing shine during the day, so that's definitely a plus!

Last but not least, the Liz Earle Signature Foundation probably gets the most wear at this time of year, not least because the lightest shade matches my winter skin tone perfectly. I'm particularly pale during so I can always rely on the shade Porcelain to even everything out and still leave my skin still looking like skin. In terms of finish I'd describe it as semi-matte, with a light/medium coverage. it covers redness flawlessly put still allows my freckles to peek through - pretty much all I'm after from a foundation!

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