5 foundations for the "no makeup-makeup" look

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On lazy days, full and high-coverage foundations just don’t cut it. All we want is that fresh-faced, girl-next-door look that looks put together, yet doesn’t seem like you spent an hour piling makeup on your face. You know, that effortless “natural beauty” look.

So, you’ll want lightweight, fuss-free foundations that you can easily dab on a light layer all over (with fingers, no less) or just on problem spots. Nothing over-the-top to be easy, breezy and beautiful.

Read on to find out our favourite #myskinbutbetter foundations:

Chanel Vitalumiere Glow Luminous Touch Foundation, $90

5 foundations for the "no makeup-makeup" look

Liquorice extracts in this cushion foundation helps to improve uneven skin tone by bringing a glow back to the skin. Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid hydrates and soothes. The formula blends easy on the skin, and the compact makes for great on-the-go touch-ups.

YSL Beaute Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation, $92

5 foundations for the "no makeup-makeup" look

The foundation is made of 70 per cent water, which is why it feels very much like a lightweight moisturiser when applied.  The product glides on the skin smoothly, leaving a dewy, radiant finish. Best part: don’t underestimate the watery consistency of the formula, it’s able to cover light acne scars.

Burberry Beauty Fresh Gel Glow Stick, $78

5 foundations for the "no makeup-makeup" look

This water-based foundation stick provides the most natural finish because of the optical diffusers in the formula that blurs imperfections. It’s also infused with aloe vera, and upon applying the product releases encapsulated water to keep skin hydrated all day.

Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation SPF 15, $62

5 foundations for the "no makeup-makeup" look

Do not make the mistake thinking Clarins’ newest foundation is like any other liquid foundations – it’s part makeup, part serum. A little goes a long way with this beauty concoction; colour pigments found in this a mix of water and non-greasy oils will result in a velvety, radiant finish.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $90

5 foundations for the "no makeup-makeup" look

As its name suggests, the foundation sits on the skin lightly and smoothly – just like silk. Blend it out, and it’ll set into a soft matte finish, with a slight glow. It may have a slightly thicker formula than the rest, but the foundation remains extremely lightweight on the skin throughout the day.  

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