Velvet skin is in, with the S/S 2013 catwalks of Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Alexander Wang all eschewing the youthful dewy look for a powdery matte finish.
Of all the foundations I’ve tried recently, I think Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation is best to achieve that result. I wear Double Wear Light Foundation in Intensity 06 (the darkest shade) and it has great staying power, is very matte and gives natural looking and non-masky medium to full coverage.
If you find Double Wear Light Foundation in Intensity 06 too light, try another product from the Double Wear range; the Double Wear liquid foundation comes in 30 shades so most skin tones should be able to find the right colour.
When applying (with my fabulous Estee Lauder foundation brush) Double Wear Light Foundation dries rather quickly so don’t take forever putting it on or you might end up using more than you actually need. It has great staying power and unless you’re having a very bad skin day, I don’t think you need concealer too as it covers blemishes very well.
The foundation is SPF10, oil-free, non- acnegenic and fragrance-free.
Double Wear Light Foundation with SPF-10 – £27.50/30ml