NEW foundations you’ve GOT to try!
I’ve never been a fan of heavy coverage bases as they can highlight every pore and line on older skin, so I’m glad to see the launch of lighterweight alternatives again. Max Factor Radiant Lift Foundation, £14.99, is fabulous. It makes skin look even and fresh (imagine your complexion at its glowiest best), helping it retain water, thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid and glycerin, so your skin won’t look dull, dry or flaky and the foundation won’t settle into those creases at the end of the day. The SPF30 and niacinamide pack an anti-ageing punch, too. A colleague with very dry skin has fallen for Clarins Skin Illusion, £30, which has a silky, serum-like feel and gives a veil of coverage, while another has swapped her regular foundation for the almost watery textured Benefit hello happy, £25.50, loving the bare-skinned look it gives her. Three great buys.