8 Genius Lightweight Foundations for Flawless Skin
Gucci’s Men’s Cruise Collection 2018
After weeks spent collectively mourning the end of summer—a transition officially observed this Friday—one souvenir of a vacation well-spent usually lingers on into the new season: a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
The goal is not to get in the way with heavy-handed makeup, to judge from the clean, barely touched complexions seen on the recent runways
What you need is a stealth foundation: something that manages to blur stray imperfections while allowing your real skin to shine through. Of course, that's not all that the latest multitasking lightweight formulas can do. Guerlain's fall launch—seductively called Lingerie de Peau—marries a sheer veil of coverage with serious hydration, thanks to its Aqua Plump technology.
Achieving flawless foundation is a major skill
Foundation is a total game changer, and possibly one of THE most integral parts of any beauty look. If the shade is off or the blending isn’t on point, it can ruin the whole look. Achieving flawless foundation is also a major skill and there’s a lot of room for error – even the most seasoned pro can have a day where their foundation just does not behave! Remember, the aim is always to achieve incredible, healthy-looking skin not great foundation, and that’s what we’re going to help you do with these epic hacks and tips.
It might sound obvious, but you should always read the label before purchasing a new product, especially a new foundation. First of all, check if a recommended skin type is listed; a hydrating formula is perfect for dry skin but it might not wear well on oily skin. Also, be mindful that oil-free foundations often oxidize (the shade becomes deeper) on oily skin throughout the day, so always ask for a tester before you buy.
“I try as much as possible to give you a great basic product and what comes out, I feel, is really amazing.”
Another factor to consider is SPF, as most SPF foundations contain zinc oxide or titanium oxide, which can cause flashback, AKA when your foundation gives you a grey-ish look in photos. Either avoid using foundations with SPF at nighttime or set your foundation with a tinted loose powder to eliminate flashback.