Make Up For Ever Ultra HD* – if you’ve previously tried MUFE’s HD foundation, then you’ll know it gives a flawless finish to the skin, without looking like you’ve got a layer of makeup on. Ultra HD is an enhanced version of this and I am fully in love with the formula. Ultra HD has been designed to look completely natural both in real-life and on screen and was created to deal with the amazing detail the new 4K TV technology can go into. This gives a nice medium coverage, comes in 18 shades and honestly looks almost invisible once applied. Oilier skins will benefit from a little setting powder over the top, but in general, this should work with pretty much every skin type. It doesn’t add a ‘glow’ to your skin as this can look unnatural on camera, but instead will give an even, flawless complexion that will make you want to stock up on multiple bottles. Buy it from Debenhams, priced £29.
Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy* – Blemish Remedy is the latest launch from Bare Minerals and has been targeted for those with oily or spot prone skin. It’s been formulated to minimise the appearance of blemishes, redness and pore size and contains Aspen bark and tea tree oil to help promote clearer skin. It gives a light-medium coverage that’s easily built up in areas that need it. The loose mineral powder formula can take a little getting used to if you’ve not used one before; grab a buffing brush and apply a little at a time, buffing in using a circular motion. I think this definitely benefits from a primer to help in terms of longevity as it doesn’t tend to last as long as some liquid formulas, but you should get a very natural, non-cakey finish. There are 10 shades to choose from, priced £26.
Too Faced Born This Way* - every time I see the name of this foundation, I want to break out into the Lady GaGa song, but I suspect that might just be me, Ahem. This is Too Faced’s biggest foundation launch for a seriously long time (I can’t even remember much of a foundation lineup from them before) and offers medium-full coverage, in a choice of 12 shades. It’s oil free, but still hydrates skin as you wear it, thanks to the hyaluronic acid and coconut water in the formula. If you have extremely dry or highly oily skin, then I think you’ll struggle with this formula – it seems best suited to those somewhere in the middle. It definitely gives a ‘my skin but better’ look, without looking too made up and for me, it wears well throughout the day with a hydrating primer on my cheeks and a bit of powder on my nose. I have to be honest and say I struggled a little to get the perfect shade for my skin, as despite having so many shades available, they all seem pretty yellow-toned. Porcelain was listed as a pink-toned porcelain, but I’m really not getting any hint of that when it’s used on my face! If you can find the right shade match, then I suspect this will be a winner for most people, sadly it’s just not quite right for me. It’s available now at Debenhams, priced £29
Have you tried any of these new foundations? Which ones will be going on your wishlist?