Here are my top 5 foundations to wear on a wedding day which I carry in my professional bridal makeup kit. These have been tried and tested on so many of my brides over the years and have always delivered. They arere also great if you’re a wedding guest or have a special event to attend where you will be photographed.
MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION
This foundation has been in my makeup kit for years. It has a satin finish, medium coverage, leaves a subtle glow to the skin, long-lasting and photographs beautifully. This foundation is best applied with a brush or makeup sponge. Available in 50 shades. Shop here
Top tip: When applying foundation to mature skin keep foundation on the forehead and around the eyes to a minimum. Too much foundation in those areas will accentuate lines!
DIOR BACKSTAGE FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION
This foundation comes in an amazing shade range covering all undertones. It has a semi-matt finish and is lightweight yet buildable. It is suitable for all skin types and looks great on camera! This foundation is best applied with a brush or hands. Available in 40 shades. Shop here
Top tip: To build coverage apply the foundation in thin layers. This will stop the foundation looking too heavy.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIGHT WONDER FOUNDATION
This foundation is a dream for people with dry skin or anyone looking for a very natural finish to the skin. It is dewy and lightweight and doesn’t cling to dry patches. This foundation is best applied with a brush or your hands. Available in 12 shades. Shop here
Top tip: When using powder only apply to the t-zones. This helps to control the shine while leaving the rest of the skin glowing.
MAC FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION
This foundation has been in my makeup kit since the start of my makeup career and has never failed me! It has a lightweight, dewy finish with buildable coverage. It’s water-resistant and long-lasting on the skin. This is also great for applying to the body (as the name suggests) to even out the skin tone.
This foundation is best applied by rubbing the foundation in between your fingers and once you feel a slight resistance apply with your hands. I know it sounds like messy business but trust me this method gives such a lovely dewy glow to the skin. Available in 10 shades. Shop here
Top tip: When choosing a foundation to match your skin tone always test the colour in daylight, place the foundation towards the back of your jaw line and blend onto the side of the neck.
ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION
And last but certainly not least Armani luminous silk. This beauty made it into my kit this year and it was love at first application! This foundation suits all skin types. It’s a dewy, medium, buildable coverage. It gives such a beautiful glow to the skin and lasts all day and photographs like a dream! This foundation is best applied to the skin with a brush or makeup sponge. Available in 40 shades. Shop here
Top tip: Always start by applying foundation to the centre of the face blending outwards. This will prevent you from using too much foundation in areas that do not need the coverage.
So there you have it, my top foundations from my pro makeup kit. I’d love to know your fave foundations and why you love them in the comments below!