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I believe that am the ideal candidate for testing foundations because I literally have every skin issue there is.

Thanks to my wildy combination skin I have an extremely oily T-zone, a smattering of blackheads with occasional zit breakouts, and dry skin on my cheeks and jawline that often look crepey.

My skin also tends to make many foundations oxidise and look darker, I have uneven skin tone all over plus enlarged pores on the apples of my cheeks, and I am starting to have fine lines. Poor me.

But that’s why I love foundation and I’m seldom without a layer of some skin-perfecting formula on my face. I try on every foundation that comes to my desk without prejudice (I don’t judge until I’ve tried it for at least a day). So, here are my 8 favourite foundations, with tried and tested justifications.



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