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14th Mar 2017

7 new foundations that give you flawless skin all day long

Trine Jensen-Burke

When it comes to skin-perfecting powers, nothing can beat a great foundation.

Finding one that ticks all the boxes, as in; great coverage, stays put all day, doesn’t dry your skin out, can be tricky, and, just like with skincare, it might not be the case that what works for one works for all.

But having tested a lot of foundations over the years, we can fully throw our weight behind these seven new launches below. Not only have they all phenomenal staying power, meaning they will take your from work to dinner – and beyond, they also really give you the most flawless, velvety looking skin – no Instagram filter needed!

1. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Cover Foundation

There is a reason Giorgio Armani’s foundations have reached cult status with beauty bloggers and makeup artists the world over. And the Power Fabric Longwear High Cover Foundation doesn’t disappoint either, giving flawless coverage that lasts all day. Velvet skin, here we come.

€49, available from Brown Thomas

2. Clarins  Pore Perfecting & Matifying Foundation

The new Pores & Matité duo consist of a lightweight foundation that optically ‘blurs’ imperfections to reveal natural, flawless-looking skin, as well as oil-blotting papers and a translucent powder that work together to reduce skin shine – giving you movie-star skin in an instant.

€34, available from Clarins counters nationwide from April




3. Estee Lauder Doublewear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

We have always been fans of Estee Lauder’s Doublewear foundation, and this stick version is no less perfect.

We love how this clever liquid makeup and applicator in one lets us buff and blend in one easy swoop.

€36, available from Debenhams and Brown Thomas and

4. Couleur Caramel Hydra Jeunesse

Makeup and beauty products that are kind to both your skin, health and the environment are few and far between, which is why we are so excited about French organic beauty brand, Couleur Caramel, which is now finally available in Ireland.

The Hydra Jeunesse foundation is available in several shades, and glides on perfectly, giving your skin a luminous, yet really natural coverage. A total must-try!

€34, available from Seven Wood, Dawson Street, or

5. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear

The Teint Idole Ultra Wear comes in a whopping 40 different shades to ensure you will always find the perfect match to your skin tone.  This foundation will give you really good coverage that stays put all day, no touch-up’s needed.

€38, available from House of Fraser, Debenhams and Brown Thomas

6. Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

If you want supermodel skin, look no further than the new Velvet Matte Skin Tint from Nars.

This oil-free foundation will glide onto your skin, and won’t budge until you take it off before going to bed at night. We love the really velvety texture and how utterly flawless it made our skin look.

€38, available from Brown Thomas

7. Loreal True Match

There is a reason Loreal’s True Match is one of Ireland’s best selling budget foundations. Not only does it come in 21 different shades, meaning it is easy to find your perfect match, it also offers really good coverage and gives your skin a lovely glow too.

€14,99 from selected chemists and Loreal counters nationwide.