#somewhere under the rainbow
It's hard to find foundations that run the spectrum of complexions, but these products are leading the way, bringing fresh-faced beauty to people of all skin tones
1_ DIOR Diorskin Forever Undercover
This new water-based foundation stays on for a full 24 hours. The colour pigments are coated in a special plant-based formula for a natural look, with no unseemly caking. We’re calling this one neo-camouflage, because it blends right into the skin for a real-life filter effect. The full-coverage cream has a matte finish, so you won’t need a powder and you’ll never have to refresh during the day. Available in 12 shades.
2_ CHARLOTTE TILBURY Magic Foundation
A hyper-intelligent, lightweight and full-coverage cream that works on skin of all ages, tones and types. Just one pump gives you flawless, poreless perfection all day – without leaving you greasy. Made with Laricyl (a highly concentrated mushroom extract) and vitamin C, it improves firmness, brightens complexion, tightens pores and hydrates the skin. It’s cruelty-free, SPF 15 and available in 15 shades.
3_ NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
There’s longwear – and then there’s strongwear. This one’s the latter: a 16-hour lightweight, buildable foundation that will leave you glowing. The high-tech cream goes on like a second skin without feeling heavy, and the micronised amino acid-coated pigments fuse to the skin for the closest possible match. Available in 33 shades.
4_ HOURGLASS COSMETICS Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
A cream foundation and concealer combo with double the pigment of traditional foundations. What does that mean? It means instant, luminous coverage with just one application. The vegan and cruelty-free waterproof formula gives 12-hour coverage. Available in 32 shades.
5_ FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
You can’t talk full-range foundations without bringing up Fenty. The ground-breaking new brand delivers picture-perfect coverage in 40 inclusive shades. Oil-free and cruelty-free, the formula is also long-lasting and climate-adaptive, so it can hold up to Hong Kong’s humidity, leaving a soft-matte finish that lets your skin look like skin – only better.