3 Water-based foundations to try if you have breakout-prone skin
Your face but better
For on-the-go coverage: Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Gel Stick
If it's good enough for British model Iris Law, it's good enough for the rest of us. Burberry Beauty's new foundation-concealer is a wonder stick for those who are constantly on-the-go. Pack it along in your beauty kit to conceal and correct any part of your face easily. The Fresh Glow Gel Stick is a water-infused foundation that offers medium to high coverage with its aloe vera and water-gel based formula. Tip: Dot the stick on imperfection, dark spots and blemishes for concealing and correcting, and dab directly on the skin for touch-ups throughout the day.
Available at Burberry and Sephora
For a dewy glow: Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation
Make Up For Ever's foundation is a cult favourite and makeup pro go-to for good reason. Taking after the iconic Face + Body Liquid Makeup Foundation, this new long-wearing foundation can be used on the face and body, and leaves a photo-worthy, flawless finish. Its revamped water-blend formula now incorporates 80 percent H2O along with pro-vitamin B5, perfect for hydrating skin while giving it adequate coverage. Fret not if you have combination skin — this foundation is ideal for all skin types and comes in a whopping 20 shades for easy swatching.
Available at Make Up For Ever and Sephora
For a soft-focus finish: Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation
If you're scouring for a lightweight foundation that looks natural and is good enough for pictures, try Benefit Cosmetics' new Hello Happy Foundation (you might just beam after checking out the finish post-application.) A few things to love about it: 1) It has soft-focus, optical blurring spheres in its formula — which means your imperfections will be blurred faultlessly; 2) It has a natural-matte finish — great for oily/combination skin; and 3) It give the skin a light-to-medium coverage that is weightless to boot. Available in 12 beautiful shades for all skin tones.
Available at Benefit Cosmetics and Sephora