Latest Picks: Flawless Foundations

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Foundation is something many of us rely on as a way to give us a boost of confidence and even out our skin. While there is a myriad of choices when it comes to foundations, often it is simply a personal choice based on your complexion and the look you wish to create.

For a flawless finish, here are a few tried and tested suggestions for you to check out next time you foundation shop:

MAC – Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 

MAC is always a popular choice and it is little wonder their makeup artists are always kept busy in store creating looks for nights out over the weekend. If you are looking for a foundation that is matte, medium to full coverage and lasts – try the Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15. This will smooth over any areas you want to disguise and creates a flawless finish. If you like you can use with a MAC powder. There are 36 shades so if you are considering this it is worth popping into your closest MAC store for some colour matching advice.


RRP $49.00 / Get it from

Napoleon Perdis – Foundation Stick

For a foundation that can take you to full coverage fairly quickly, Napoleon Perdis have their Foundation Stick. With a matte finish, you can even use this as a concealer for pesky spots and redness. There are 7 shades to choose from and this comes in a sleek black tube. For a lighter coverage you can mix with a little of the Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer so it is quite a versatile little number.

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RRP $69.00 / Get it from

Covergirl – Outlast Stay Luminous

When you are on a budget but still want to rock your makeup, Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation may be what you are looking for. This is quite a light-feel finish and blends to give you a natural look with a slight glow to it. The right balance for an every day look. There are five shades to choose from with Classic Ivory to Classic Tan.

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RRP $20.95 / Get it from Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline, Woolworths/Safeway, Coles and selected pharmacy outlets

Arbonne – Perfecting Liquid Foundation SPF 15

From Arbonne comes a foundation with smoothing properties and a small amount of sun protection, it’s the Perfecting Liquid Foundation. There are 15 shades to choose from and this smooths on easily leaving you with skin that glows while evening out your complexion. Apply this liquid foundation with your fingertips or a sponge, this lasts quite well and leaves you with a silky finish.


RRP $61.00 / Get it from

L’Oréal Paris – Infallible Matte Foundation

One range I keep going back to is the Infallible collection from L’Oréal Paris. Every product I have tried in this range I have loved, and the Matte Foundation is no exception. This is your typical liquid foundation which comes in a squeezable tube and has matte coverage. This lasts quite well and is said to be waterproof, sweat proof and steam proof. It certainly needs a decent makeup remover to take it all off! There are 7 shades to choose from and you get your coverage and your smoothing, all on a budget.


RRP: $29.95 / Get it from Pharmacies, department stores and variety stores.

Max Factor – Miracle Match Foundation

For medium coverage, hydration and a few skin tone matching properties, check out Max Factor’s Miracle Match Foundation. There are six shades to choose from and this has a few ingredients designed to be friendly to your skin including glycerin, Vitamin E and Vitamin B. Packaged in a glass pump bottle, this is an easy to apply, classic foundation for everyday wear.

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RRP $31.95 / Get it from Myer, Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline and selected pharmacy outlets.

Maybelline New York SuperStay 24H Foundation

You know the line, “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline”. So here it is, the long lasting foundation offering from the popular beauty brand. Eight shades take you from True Ivory to Sun Beige and this is long lasting without feeling heavy. With the final result being a smooth finish and a foundation which still allows your skin to breathe, this is another budget beauty you can find at your local supermarket.


RRP $24.95 / Get it from selected pharmacies, department stores, variety stores and supermarkets nationwide.

Cancer Council – BB Creme 3 in 1

Technically this is a BB Creme and not a foundation, but I wanted to give it a mention as it has decent sun protection with an SPF 30. It is from the Cancer Council and it’s their three in one BB Creme. In addition to the SPF, it is designed to reduce the appearance of ageing, add moisture and give your skin a little colour – this is available in two shades with light or medium. Applied to dry skin, you can add a second layer if you prefer a more matte coverage.

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RRP $15.95 / Get it from pharmacies, leading retailers, online and Cancer Council stores Australia-wide. You might also like to read some Korean BB Cream Reviews

Do you have a favourite foundation? We would love to hear what it is in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “Latest Picks: Flawless Foundations

  1. I do like the Miracle Match foundation by Max Factor. This gorgeous foundation applies lightly on my face and blends beautifully into my skin giving me more of a natural looking coverage that I just love.

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