Foundations used to do one job – provide coverage for an even complexion.
Today’s foundations, however, go beyond that. They pamper the skin, with a range of benefits, from hydration to brightening and anti-ageing. In fact, some brands claim that the more you use their foundation, the better your skin will be – because these makeup products work like skincare.
That said, it doesn’t mean you should skip your skincare. Makeup artist Larry Yeo says foundation should still be considered as makeup, and proper skincare steps are still a must. They’re important as they prep the skin, giving you a smooth canvas so that foundation applies easily, enhancing its flawless finish.
“Treatment products like serums address skin concerns, while moisturisers keep moisture in, prevent moisture loss and reduce skin dryness. And sunscreens protect your skin from UV damage,” Yeo says.
“Your foundation then comes in to sit as a layer on the skin and help even out skin tone visually. The skincare benefits are a bonus.”
Here, our list of the best skincare foundations, reviewed by the Her World team.