New 2016 Foundation Round Up |UK Wedding Blog

So the new year has arrived, and with it an abundance of makeup launches to look forward to. The next few weeks sees a host of new foundation launches, so I thought I’d offer a little round up of some of the most anticipated to help you navigate the often tricky world of base buying. Remember my foundation shopping tips are here – equally remember that as makeup technology progresses foundations are just getting better and better – more skin like, easier to apply, better for your skin – so if you’ve been wearing the same base forever it’s definitely worth considering an update!

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

What it is – The newest offering from Chanel is a natural, “real skin” coverage with SPF 25, s-l225with a hyaluronic acid extract to help to keep skin hydrated, as well as polymers to ensure long lasting wear.

Coverage – Medium

Launching – 16th Jan

Number of shades – 9

Cost – £36


Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

What it is – Described as “a light, buildable foundation p404106-av-01-hero300that imparts subtle luminosity with a weightless feel – ultra light and buildable imparting subtle luminosity to blur imperfections and leave a soft focus glow”

Coverage – Light – medium

Launching – Feb

Number of shades – 9

Cost – tbc



Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation

What it is: An ultra-lightweight, ionized, water-based foundation with buildable and natural-looking coverage with improved skin hydration after 12 hours of wear. Multi reflective pigments help to make skin look flawless and reduce the look of imperfections.

Coverage – Light – medium

Launching – end of Jan

Shades – 10

Cost – £34.50


Armani Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup

What is it – An oil absorbing, SPF 30, buildable coverage with a glowy lightweight and long lasting formula. This has a pipette style applicator and a sheer, super dewy finish with light reflecting particles. A finish that is likely to be better for normal – dry than oilier skin types.

Coverage – Sheer – medium

Shades – 9

Cost – £40

Launching – Feb

Laura Mercier Luminous Candle Glow s1773803-main-hero-300

What is it – An ultra-lightweight, medium-coverage foundation that creates a soft candlelit glow on skin, day or night.  Its blend of lightweight oils locks in this moisture to leave skin balanced, soft, and beautifully radiant, while micro-fine, color-true pigments provide a natural, skin-flattering finish.

Coverage – Sheer – medium

Shades – 24

Cost – £35

Launching – Feb


Nars Velvet Matte Skin TintNARS-Velvet-Matte-Skin-Tint-Product-Shot-US-SPF-30-tif-620x1192

What is it ~ Hailed as a “matte tinted moisturiser”, this is a lightweight, oil free, velvet finish with SPF30. I imagine this may be a similar matte-but-radiant finish to Chanel Velvet Lumiere. Good for oily and shiny skin types who are over the flat, matte finish.

Coverage – sheer – medium

Shades – 12

Cost – £30

Launching – 1st Feb at Space NK and 1st March nationwide


So there you have my round up – plenty of reasonably similar sounding finishes here – clearly we all need a glow at this time of year! But lots to be excited about and plenty of excellent reviews popping up for all these products, all of which are brands who do foundations super well. I’ll be giving Chanel a bash first, so if you’d like a review let me know, and if there’s any other foundation (or new product) you’d like to hear thoughts on let me know via Instagram or Twitter – @lovemoimakeup.

Emily x

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