10 foundations with skincare benefits

Makeup is becoming more advanced than ever, with all the benefits we’ve long associated with skincare now cropping up in our favourite new foundations. The good news? Now you can justify splashing out on your base, safe in the knowledge that day-by-day you’ll also be taking care of your skin. Keep reading for our pick of the best complexion-improving foundations.

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1. Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid

Clarins Everlasting Youth

Clarins' new illuminating and firming foundation has a whole host of anti-ageing benefits. It contains glycerin which helps your skin to retain moisture, preventing lines and wrinkles, as well as brightening chicory extract and skin-tightening organic oat sugars.

Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid, £35


2. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation

A 17,000 person strong waiting list doesn't lie, and the Charlotte Tilbury latest foundation launch is an impressive all-rounder. Despite its high coverage and semi-matte finish, it shares some of its ingredients with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream and will leave your skin feeling nourished all day long.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34


3. Dior Forever Skin Glow

Dior Forever

The new and improved Forever Foundation is formulated with moisture-boosting pansy extract and protective rosehip oil - a skincare ingredient loved by the likes of Kate Middleton. If you have dry skin, this is a game-changer.

Dior Forever Foundation Skin Glow, £37


4. Clinique Even Better Glow

Clinique Even Better Glow

Even Better Glow is super-hydrating with a glowy finish (the clue's in the name), but the real magic is the added dose of Vitamin C which will brighten your skin over time. Easy to blend, with sheer to medium coverage and good lasting power, it's perfect for everyday use.

Clinique Even Better Glow Foundation, £28.50


5. Guerlain L'Essential

Guerlain Foundation

Guerlain has made the move towards natural ingredients, with a formula that's designed to let your skin breathe and keep its natural microbiota stable. So you can say goodbye to makeup-induced breakouts.

Guerlain L'Essential Foundation, £44


6. La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear

La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear

Known for iconic moisturisers, it should be no surprise La Mer's foundation makes the list. Infused with the famous Miracle Broth that's found in their skincare, you can expect similar hydrating and healing benefits with no compromise on coverage.

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £90


7. Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

Tom Ford Foundation

Finding a foundation that matches your skin tone exactly can be tricky, but the latest offering from Tom Ford has been created in an incredible 40-true colour shades. The formula packs Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and caffeine into a matte foundation that suits even the driest of skin. 

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation, £66


8. Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow Foundation


Combining two of our favourite things - skincare and glow - the latest addition to the foundation arena from Givenchy is set to be a sure-fire hit. With 97% natural origin ingredients, it offers 24-hour hydration, refines pores, improves natural glow and blurs away imperfections to leave you with beautiful, dewy skin.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow Foundation, £40


9. Shiseido Synchro Skin 

Shiseido Foundation

Shiseido's latest foundation strikes the perfect balance between a natural and a flawless finish. The Japanese beauty brand has an ethos of skincare first, so prioritises this in their foundation with its protective and hydrating properties.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self Refreshing Foundation, £39


10. Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation

Sisley Phyto Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation

Sisley is renowned for its science-based skincare and this foundation is no different. Packed with buckwheat seed extract, a powerful anti-pollutant, it will leave your skin glowing.

Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation, £66