Lights, Camera, Action: We Pick 5 Foundations for Flawless Red Carpet Ready Skin

In the aftermath of the Cannes film festival, we give you the lowdown on 5 foundations that will make your skin look flawless on camera, no filter required:

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Specifically created for the latest HD technologies in the film industry, this foundation gives you buildable flawless coverage without collecting in wrinkles or looking cakey. Perfect for all skin types, it really does create a seamless invisible finish for both the camera and the naked eye. Available in 40 moisturising shades, there is a colour for every skin tone. We love the fluid texture which makes it super easy to blend in.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is available from Debenhams priced at £31

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 


This has long been the go-to foundation for vloggers, make-up artists and beauty editors and it’s easy to see why. A little of this goes a long way, giving you great value-per-wear and it feels incredibly light for a fuller coverage foundation. It covers pretty much any and every imperfection, achieving a velvety matte finish that will have you event-ready in next to no time.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is available from priced from John Lewis priced at £42.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation 


Oil and paraben free, this is a good option for combination skins as it is non-greasy and hydrates with the addition of coconut water. Giving full-coverage, it is detectable under natural light but photographs incredibly. 1-2 pumps will cover your whole face and give an air-brushed glowy finish.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is available from ASOS priced at £29

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Available in 40 dewy shades, this matte foundation is buildable creating medium to full coverage. Promising pore-diffusing, climate adaptive technology this should withstand the heat of the Cannes sun and last not only the day, but right through to the after-party.  On application, this feels unbelievably light, as though you have nothing on your face, and yet still masks imperfections. Make sure to set to ensure staying power, and you can guarantee skin as flawless as Rhi-Rhi herself.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation is available from Harvey Nichols priced at £26

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation 


On a quest for utterly flawless full-coverage foundation? Then this is the one for you. This demi-matte formula is designed to withstand wind, rain, tears – cue acceptance speeches – and high-impact workouts. Designed to mask problematic skin, the blurring pigments will hide everything from spots and scars through to tattoos and bruises, so perfect for legs too. A single pump will cover your entire face for the day and negates the need for concealer. The result – dreamy supermodel skin that manages to float over any creases and blemishes. The coverage is full-on, but when you look this good, who cares!

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation is available from Cult Beauty priced at £32.

Finding the right foundation is up there with finding the perfect pair of jeans, but when you do it’s a complete game-changer. What’s your most picture perfect insta-worthy foundation?

Post Author: Isabella Hamnett

Isabella Hamnett
I have worked as a freelance content creator and copywriter for over 12 years, so have more than a penchant for putting pen to paper. I am also passionately creative; when I’m not writing, you’ll most likely find me styling, cooking or experimenting with makeup. A product junkie, I love nothing better than the latest beauty launch, whether it be high-end or high-street. Check out my blog or follow me on Instagram @essentiallyisabella.

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