A while back, Mecca introduced their ‘find my shade’ tool, which uses your foundation shade to work out the corresponding shades for other brands. Now the beauty giant has gone one step further, introducing a section to their website that helps you find your perfect foundation. After asking a series of questions about your skin, favourite type of formula and other makeup preferences, Mecca will give you a selection of foundations best suited to you.
With over 70 different foundations and 1553 shades to choose from, you’re bound to find something you love at Mecca. And to get you started, we’ve rounded up our top five all time favourite foundations that have lasted the test of time.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
This is the perfect foundation for those days when you just want a natural, light and dewy look. The formula is a weightless, hydrating gel cream, which is buildable and easy to blend. It also includes SPF30, making it the perfect everyday foundation.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
This silky, hydrating formula brightens and evens skin tone, while giving a medium buildable coverage to last all day. When used daily, you will notice a significant difference in your skin’s texture and tone. For the perfect radiant glow, NARS is always the one.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Giving a medium to full coverage, this formula is oil free and hydrating. It has coconut water to replenish moisture levels, alpine rose to brighten the appearance of skin and hyaluronic acid (everyone’s favourite) to smooth skin. This foundation gives a natural flawless finish, hiding any imperfections, which is always a win.
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF15
If you’re looking for a full coverage matte foundation to give you flawless looking skin, then M.A.C has you covered. Studio Fix Fluid is their most iconic foundation. The formula is smooth and blendable, controlling oil production and shine, and lasts for up to 24 hours. It’s ideal for all skin types and with over 40 different shades to choose from, you’re bound to find your perfect match.
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
For those of you who want a barely there foundation, just to even out your skin tone and add a little colour to your face, then this is the one for you. The formula is longwearing and weightless, melting seamlessly into the skin, yet giving the coverage of a concealer. This foundation stick makes for the perfect buildable and natural looking base.