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Elsa McAlonan’s beauty upgrades: New all-day bases are ticking all the right boxes

  • Finding the perfect foundation can often seem an impossible task
  • But now, some new bases are ticking all the boxes 
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric has a luminous finish that lasts

Finding the perfect foundation, which gives even, lasting coverage without looking cakey, can often seem an impossible task.

But now, some new bases are ticking all the boxes.

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Elsa McAlonan's beauty upgrades: New all-day bases are ticking all the right boxes

Finding the perfect foundation, which gives even, lasting coverage without looking cakey, can often seem an impossible task

Giorgio Armani Power Fabric (£40, selfridges.com) has a luminous finish that lasts, while the matte texture of Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear (£30, lancome.co.uk) is easy to blend.

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place base (£31, boots.com) claims to last 15 hours.

Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear is easy to blend. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric has a luminous finish

Face powders should add a glow to the skin while making the best of your foundation — the new Shiseido 7 Lights Powder Illuminator does just that.

The palette (£40, houseoffraser.co.uk) includes seven shades with light-reflecting particles. The lilac colours balance yellow tones, the yellow-golds neutralise redness, the pearly hues add a glow, and beige evens the complexion. The powder also blots away shine.

Elsa McAlonan's beauty upgrades: New all-day bases are ticking all the right boxes

Face powders should add a glow to the skin while making the best of your foundation — the new Shiseido 7 Lights Powder Illuminator does just that

Celebrity fans of Dr Hauschka products include actresses Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.

The skincare products are free of synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives, mineral oils, parabens and silicones. The real hero, the Rose Day Cream (£29.50, marksandspencer.com) is a soothing moisturiser that works wonders on all complexions. A tube is sold three times every two minutes globally.

Elsa McAlonan's beauty upgrades: New all-day bases are ticking all the right boxes

Celebrity fans of Dr Hauschka products include actresses Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz

On average, we have as many as three scars on our bodies, and almost two-thirds of women say theirs have affected their confidence.

To help fade these blemishes, try using a soothing oil. The new, limited-edition Bio-Oil Scar Care Kit (£15.99, boots.com) includes a bottle of Bio-Oil, a specialist product proven to help improve the appearance of scars, and a massage roller to help penetrate the area more effectively and speed up the natural regeneration process.

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic (£79.89, skinoracle.com) lightens dark areas, so may be helpful in fading harsher scars.

And Botanico Vida Omega Oil (£18.50, botanicovida.com) is formulated to help with stretch marks, scars, ageing or dehydrated skin and uneven tone.

Botanico Vida Omega Oil is formulated to help with stretch marks, scars, ageing or dehydrated skin and uneven tone. If you prefer creams without chemicals, try the Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton range , which is 100 per cent natural

If you prefer creams without chemicals, try the Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton range, which is 100 per cent natural. The makers claim the plankton smooths skin and stimulates elasticity to reduce the appearance of lines. Try the Everlasting Radiance Cleansing Gel (£14.99, hollandandbarrett.com)

If you’re after high performance skincare, hotfoot it to Space NK, where you’ll find new brand Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories (DCL).

Created in collaboration with leading dermatologists, surgeons and scientists, DCL skincare products are clinically proven to deliver an array of skin health benefits, and the range has developed a cult following in its native U.S. — despite its high price tag.

If you’re baffled by where to start, look to some of the bestselling products.

The Multi-Action Penta Peel (£58) is made up of pads soaked in a blend of natural acids for exfoliation. Or if you’re after night and day care, try the C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30 (£108) to even skin tone overnight, and the Skin Renewal Complex SPF30 (£117) which will help firm, plump and smooth skin.

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