Best In Beauty 2016: Foundation Makeup Winners

From sheer to full coverage and everything in-between, choosing the perfect foundation makeup can be a minefield. Luckily, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Keep reading for best skin-transforming foundations nominated by W&H readers and tested on our panel of celebrity experts. It’s time to find a base that you won’t be able to live without!

Meet our judges

Jo Glanville Blackburn, W&H’s Beauty Director, author and journalist with over 25 years experience in the beauty industry, she knows what she likes & loves! JGB

Lady Karren Brady OBE, mentor, businesswoman and Lord Sugar’s aide on The Apprentice – she tells it how it is! KB

Mia Collins, General Merchandising Manager for Beauty at Harrods, lives and breathes beauty products on a daily basis! MC

Dr Nigma Talib, author and naturopathic doctor, specializing in skin, diet and holistic wellness DrNT

Nathalie Eleni, celebrity skin facialist and make-up artist can always spot a hot new beauty must-have. NE

Joel Goncalves, award-winning hairstylist loved by colleagues and clients alike, hairdresser JG Kenneth Soh, International A-list make-up artist, understands women more than we do ourselves KS

Helen McCrory, multi-award-winning actress currently starring in BBC Peaky Blinders HMc

“I’m glad I have discovered this! The soft pastel pink colour really helps to brighten and also blur imperfection. I really recommend this.” NE

BEST SHEER BASEbareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £26

“I love this product! Sheer coverage that’s beautifully glowy and hydrating. It’s also brilliant as a layering product under foundation to keep skin looking polished but with minimal makeup.” KS

BEST ANYDAY BASEBy Terry Light Expert Click Brush Foundation, £48

“A lovely product: good coverage and makes the skin feel like cashmere. A keeper!” HMc
“This is just F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S – an absolute winner!” KB

BEST ALL-IN-ONE BASEClinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer, £25

“Excellent coverage, nice luminous finish and dispenses a manageable amount each time.” MC

BEST COMPACT – Lancôme Miracle Cushion, £30

“Lightweight, yet covering, I love the way this makes my skin look. A firm favourite in my bag.” JGB

BEST BB CREAMVichy Normaderm BB Clear, £12

“Already a firm favourite in my kit, it contains salicylic acid (one of my hero ingredients) to control breakouts and provides a subtle tinted glow without shine. It.” NE

W&H READER FAVE: BEST BUY BASEL’Oreal True Match Genius, £12.99

“A great basic buy – doesn’t look heavy but leaves a fantastic coverage.” 8.1%

BEST BRONZER –  Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals, £35

“I had never heard of this brand before, but I certainly won’t forget it! Blurs out imperfections and gives a really natural tan glow without the glitter!” KB