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Beauty Radar: Foundations that we're loving at the minute

A smooth flawless base is the holy grail of beauty, captivating us with its undeniable allure. Yet, finding that near-perfect foundation can feel like an endless quest, whether you’re a beauty novice or a seasoned expert. While a good skincare routine lays down the groundwork for flawless makeup, the foundation is the ultimate key to achieving that smooth, flawless finish. We’re all about avoiding cakey foundation or pesky transfers that mar your flawless look.

Skin type always plays a crucial role when determining the ideal foundation for you. If you lean towards the oiler side opt for foundations that promise a matte finish to keep the shine at bay. If dryness is your concern, embrace foundations that offer a dewy, hydrating glow for that luminous finish.

To help you navigate the sea of foundation options out there, we turned to our Glamour beauty experts, who raided their beauty cabinets to handpick their most-loved and most-used foundations at the moment. Amidst the abundance of choices, they carefully selected holy grails that have been killing it at the moment.

Jese Lillienfeldt- Hartman, Senior Beauty Editor’s Top Picks:

Revlon ColorStay Longwear Makeup for Normal Dry Skin R339.95

Revlon ColorStay Longwear Makeup for Normal Dry Skin

I adore this foundation for its ability to provide my skin with a sheer finish. The inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid ensures that my skin remains hydrated and plump, without any drying effects.

Catrice Nude Drop Tinted Serum Foundation R199.95

Catrice Nude Drop Tinted Serum Foundation

This foundation stands out for its lightweight feel, easy blendability, and breathable nature. It has become my go-to when seeking light coverage, and I appreciate that it isn't greasy. The wear is comfortable, leaving you without the sensation of wearing a heavy foundation.

L'Oréal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation R339.95

L'Oréal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation

This foundation impressively lasts all day while maintaining a light and comfortable feel. One of my favourite aspects is its accurate match to my skin tone, addressing a significant challenge given my olive undertone.

Simone Smith, Junior Beauty Content Producer’s Top Picks

NARS Light Reflecting Foundation R1 065,00

NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

Powered by skincare ingredients, the Nars Light Reflecting foundation truly stands out as a stunning choice. I've found myself reaching for this one frequently. Offering light to medium coverage, it's also buildable to full coverage. The finish is sheer and glowy, without feeling oily, providing a natural, youthful glow. It achieves that coveted 'your skin but better' finish.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup 30ml R795

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup 30ml

This one remains an oldie but a goodie, a timeless favorite that I’ve been reaching for this summer. It’s been my go-to for special occasions and events. Its amazing medium to full coverage, longevity wear, and sheer satin finish make it a standout choice for many pro makeup artists and makeup gurus alike. It's oil-free and oil-controlling, making it ideal for those with oily skin. However, if you lean towards drier skin, it's best to pair this foundation with a hydrating moisturizer. Not to mention, this baby lasts for hours on the skin.

Maybelline SuperStay 24H Skin Tint Foundation with Vitamin C R279

Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Skin Tint Foundation

This has quickly become one of my favorite affordable foundations for the summer months. Offers medium to full coverage, without looking too matte. Remarkably lightweight, most days I forget I’m even wearing foundation. True to its claim, it lasts up to 24hrs, taking me from early mornings at the office to late night drinks. It’s packed with amazing skincare ingredients such as Vitamin C, adding a natural beautiful glow. While its slightly matte finish caters to oily skin, my dry-skinned girlies can achieve a gorgeous finish by pairing it with a rich hydrating cream.

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