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The Best Foundations for Bad Skin Days

There’s nothing like a bad skin day to make you feel like you want to crawl back under your covers and lie low until the breakout/dryness/dullness has eased up. But this is the real world, not fantasy-land and there’s no need to let complexion troubles deter you from getting on with your life. Here are the bases that keep you covered.

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1 Best for IRRITATION
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Some high coverage formulas can look like a mask, but not this one. It conceals fully, yet leaves skin looking fresh. Works perfectly post lasers/peels too as it promotes skin healing and is the one to choose if you suffer from rosacea or scarring.

2 Best for DRYNESS
Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm Even the driest most dehydrated skin will look and feel dewy with this ultra emollient water in oil formula.

3 Best for UNEVENNESS
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF50 Though it feels creamy, this packs a punch – fully covering with a serious physical sunscreen to prevent further discolouration.

4 Best for BREAKOUTS
Vichy
Dermablend 3D Correction I rate the entire Vichy Dermablend range for their corrective products. This formula not only completely covers the look of breakouts but also treats with salicylic acid and is incredibly long-lasting.

5 Best for DULLNESS
Dr Gross Instant Radiance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF40 Revives lifeless skin like nothing else I have ever used – not ultra covering, but skin looks like you’ve got a Lumee shining on it all-day long.

6 Best for OILYNESS
Becca Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation is a total lifesaver – it controls shine throughout the day (no dreaded mid-morning oil slick) and it’s oil, fragrance and alcohol free. Also perfect to minimize the look of visible pores!

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