Want a quick skin pick-me-up you can apply with your fingers?
With the advent of working from home and more casual social get-togethers when we do meet up with friends, demand has boomed for makeup thatâ€™s easy and low-key, and crucially, takes only a few seconds to apply.
Beauty brands have well and truly come to the (non-existent, COVID-compliant) party with sheer foundations and tinted moisturisers that can be applied in the five minutes warning you often get that a Zoom call is imminent, or your friend is popping by.
That or the fact youâ€™d rather get outside and enjoy the fresh air on a weekend morning than labour over a finely-tuned makeup routine.Â
Fresh, radiant skin looks more modern anyway, and these new foundation alternatives deliver in a big way. They each give a touch of coverage that can be smoothed on evenly with fingers, a sponge or a brush, many have beneficial skincare ingredients that improve the condition of your skin while you’re wearing them and one even has crucial SPF included, key whether you’re spending time outdoors or even working inside.Â
If you are a fan of GLOW all of your wishes will have come true when you try Hudaâ€™s new skin tint! Loaded with Damascus Rose Oil, Red Bell Pepper Extract and Plant-Derived Squalane thereâ€™s plenty to nourish and hydrate your skin but itâ€™s the shimmer-free, yet intensely dewy finish that has us hooked. It works well mixed in to a more full coverage option too.
Long a favourite of makeup artists for its multitasking, suits-everyone real-skin finish, MACâ€™s original lightweight Face & Body Foundation has recently been renamed and extended in shade range. Easy to work with, sheer, buildable and with a naturally radiant (not shimmery) finish that complements, rather than completely camouflages skin.
This new arrival is an exceptionally high-performing all-rounder that gives a fresh, modern finish, enough coverage to even-out redness and imperfections and has skincare wonder ingredient Niacinamide to smooth skin’s texture, as well as hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and squalane to lock in that hydration. All that, and it also has a respectable dose of SPF to protect skin from UV damage and premature aging.
Light coverage that skims over pores for a beautiful, even result that’s sweat and transfer-resistant. It you do want a bit more coverage it can be built up slightly in the areas that need it.
When you want skin to look great but not like you’re wearing a mask, this is an exceptional performer that’s luminous and natural looking. With a high concentration of water, it leaves skin looking fresh and plump but still lasts well throughout the day.Â
Known for its iconic and hugely popular tinted moisturiser that’s easy and comfortable to wear with a super natural-looking finish, Laura Mercier has just released an oil-free version with an extended shade line up. It’s now easier to match your skin colour to this hydrating wonder.