Author Maxim Tourou / Category Architecture / Published: Apr-05-2018
The Best Foundations For Your Wedding
Get no-fail coverage on your special day
Great foundations don’t just even out skin tone – they last all day, adapt to the weather and boost your glow.
The Edit finds your complexions new best friend.
It's hard enough to choose a foundation for day-to-day wear, but then chuck a wedding into the mix and it’s a whole other story. Do you want full coverage or light coverage? Matte or dewy? Cool or warm undertone? And what’s the best way of finding your perfect shade when there’s such an overwhelming amount of choice? So whether you're getting a make-up artist or going it alone, we've picked our favourite new and cult classics foundations.
Of course, you want your foundation to make your skin look perfectly airbrushed and Instagram-worthy, but you also want it to last all day - from the aisle to the dance floor without any touch ups! Brides need not worry. The secret? Two magic letters: HD. High-definition foundation includes pigments that catch and absorb light, giving your skin an airbrushed-celebrity-on-a-billboard effect. From liquids, to powders to balms - we've thought of everything and done the hard work for you.
From liquids, to powders to balms - we've thought of everything and done the hard work for you
Charlotte Tilbury, Airbrush Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury has continued to ‘wow’ us over the years with her exceptional range of cult-beloved formulas – and this Airbrush Flawless Foundation is certainly no exception! A long-wearing, full coverage yet weightless formula, it blends onto skin effortlessly to grant a smooth, natural matte, ‘soft focus’ finish that is both transfer-resistant and sweat-proof. Going above and beyond, Charlotte Tilbury has spiked this complexion hero with a hefty supply of skin-loving ingredients to hydrate, protect against harmful pollutants, grant a fresh cooling effect and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Then there’s the incredible shade range to rave about, with 44 shades that have been crafted to match both undertones and overtones. Available in cool, neutral and warm undertones in fair, medium, tan and deep overtones – finding the perfect shade for you couldn’t be easier!
Chanel, Le Teint Ultra Tenue, Ultra-wear Flawless Foundation
This long-lasting foundation will give coverage without cakiness and add luminosity while controlling any nerve-induced shine.
MAC, Studio Fix Fluid
If you're after a glowing, radiant, luminous finish - this foundation is for you. A cult classic and a fave amongst many celeb makeup artists - the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation. The powerful long-wearing formula offers an impressive 24 hours of coverage, allowing your flawless complexion to last as long as you do. The innovative oil-control component within the Mac foundation reduces the appearance of sweat and excess shine, maintaining a photo-ready, lit-from-within finish. The medium-to-full coverage offers a buildable element, allowing you total control over your finished aesthetic. Whether you want to achieve a natural, dewy look or a party-ready poreless base.
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Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
This foundation will see you from the aisle to the dance floor, the long lasting coverage makes this perfect for weddings. The formula works on every skin tone so whether you suffer from dry or sesntive skin this will not irriate it. The pigment in the foundation helps diffuse any imperfections or fine lines, whilst evening out the skin like a soft veil. The texture? It glides onto skin and dosnt leave skin feeling greasy or tacky but leaves you with an flawless, luminous finish.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
The OG of longwearing foundations, this does what it says on the bottle - stay in place all day. Designed for up to 24 hours of coverage, the lightweight matte foundation helps to soothe the appearance of pores, blemishes and imperfections to clarify the complexion.
The waterproof foundation is formulated to combat sweat and resist humidity while helping to balance excess oil. Available in an array of shades, the formula compliments any skin tone with natural-looking coverage.
Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Liquid Foundation
A full coverage foundation with healthy-looking matte finish. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, the matte foundation lays down full coverage wear that lasts up to 24 hours without transferring or looking mask-like on skin. Formulated with a rich concentration of fine pigments, the waterproof foundation instantly perfects the look of skin while remaining comfortable to wear. Oil-free, the foundation will mattify skin and refine the appearance of pores for a smoother-looking finish. Also enriched with a skincare complex and SPF 20 UV filter to keep skin feeling fresh and protected in the sun.
NARS Cosmetics Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
For those of you who don't like a full coverage foundation, this medium base might be for you. The finish? It's a mix between glowy and matte. A lightweight, breathable formula infused with micronised pigments that mimic the skin's tone for a natural-looking finish. Packed with a cocktail of skincare ingredients such as: Raspberry, Apple and Watermelon Extracts, the liquid foundation delivers medium to full, buildable coverage that remains transfer and sweat resistant for up to 16 hours. Expect smooth, flawless skin with an even texture and a fresh, luminous glow.
IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50
Get ready to meet your complexions new best friend. A make up phenomenon with hosts of devoted fans, this CC Cream which stands for complexion correcting, provides a full coverage, sun damage-deflecting, brightening and hydrating finish. Available in 14 versatile shades and giving a subtly radiant result, this formula helps to conceal dark spots and minimise the appearance of pores. The formulas brimming with skin-nourishing ingredients too theres hydrating hyaluronic acid, strengthening soy extract, firming collagen and hydrolysed silk, along with grapefruit, orange, bergamot and lemon oils to infuse skin with refreshing vitamins. As well as this, theres the addition of SPF50+ broad-spectrum mineral sunscreens, which protect from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
HUDA BEAUTY #FauxFilter Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick
This creamy stick foundation melts onto skin, giving the formula an ultra-spreadable and blendable quality - it can be sheered out as an illuminating skin tint or built-up to cover and blur imperfections as an everyday foundation - plus, the diamond-shaped bullet allows for optimal precision to create a perfectly sculpted look. Water-, humidity- and sweat-resistant while offering 10-hour wear, this opaque base is fragrance-free and rich in skin-nourishing coconut oil to respect your complexion as it instantly perfects. We're impressed!
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Proving that she’s more than a just a chart-topper, Rihanna’s beauty venture Fentyhas been very warmly received thanks to its inclusive range of no less than 50 shades. For her it was essential ‘that women everywhere would be included’. Mission accomplished. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. And did we mention, it’s 100% vegan!
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection
25 years in the making and British make-up artist Pat McGrath is launching the ultimate complexion hero product. Meet ’Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection’ a silky weightless foundation that feels serum-soft to touch but still delivering buildable coverage. Speaking to me at the London launch event, she explained that “36 [shades] in 5 shade levels ranging from lavishly light to devastatingly deep hues – elevate every skin tone, is the amount that I need to reach all skin tones and skin colours – at this moment.” Backstage McGrath works with girls of all nationalities, and this is what she’ll now have in her kit to cover every model.
Gucci Westman, Vital Skin Foundation
When make-up artist to Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reece Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz to name a few, creates a foundation you know it’s going to be good. The silky-gel is rich in antioxidants and formulated with active ingredients to combat redness, calm irritation and even out complexions. A couple of swipes onto skin and the formula melts into skin leaving behind an luminous glow thanks to the iridescent pigments. Can we take a moment to appreciate how gorgeously chic the packaging is?