When it comes to finding the perfect base, we hear it time and time again that foundation is the one product worth investing in. Don't get us wrong - high-end quality make-up formulas needn't cost the earth. Yet, it's essential that you find a product that works for you.
Not only do they work to conceal under-eye circles, redness and blemishes, they provide flawless coverage, with #nofilter needed.
We asked five editors to share their ultimate must-have foundation and here's what they had to say; discover the best foundation finalists below.
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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
($99; at myer.com.au)
Adriana Donnola, Deputy Editor
“I’ve been using this base for years and could not live without it. No matter how little sleep I have had, it makes my dry skin glow with good health instantly. Genius and worth the splurge."
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
($54; at maccosmetics.com.au)
Arielle Tsoukatos Senior Digital Beauty & Lifestyle
"I subscribe to the ideology that you can have a foundation wardrobe - a line-up of favourite products - as opposed to just one, Studio Fix Fluid has been on my high-rotation for years. I love a full coverage formula that hides a myriad of skin sins and this creamy, blendable liquid never lets me down.
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
($70; at sephora.com.au)
Erin Docherty, Beauty Writer BEAUTYcrew
“My skin gets really dry, especially coming into the winter. So I’m always on the hunt for a foundation that won’t go patchy and weird by 12pm. I recently started using Dior Backstage Face And Body Foundation and it’s never leaving my makeup kit, ever. It ticks all the boxes for me – it makes my complexion look silky, smooth and naturally luminous, plus it’s super long-lasting.”
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup
($58; at sephora.com.au)
Carli Alman, BEAUTYcrew Editor
"This foundation has well and truly earned its cult reputation. Offering smooth, flawless coverage that looks like skin and LASTS, it’s one of my go-tos when I know I need to up the ante on coverage and longevity."
L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation
($29.95; at priceline.com.au)
Bettina Tyrell, Beauty Editor
"For skin that looks like yours but better don’t look past L’Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation. The easy to blend formula gives a soft natural coverage and won’t sit in fine lines or gravitate towards blemishes. Plus, it comes in a range of 40 shades making finding your match a breeze."