Choosing the right makeup to wear on your wedding day is crucial. Naturally, you’ll want to look your best on your big day. And if there’s one thing you have to get right, it’s your foundation. The photos will last a lifetime, so you need to find the best foundation to keep you looking flawless in your wedding photos. You also have to take into account the kind of coverage you want, as well as your skin concerns.
To help you out, we’ve sourced some of the best wedding-worthy foundation options; so no matter what your skin type, concern, or the foundation finish you desire, you can find the perfect makeup base for your big day.
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Best foundation for natural coverage
With the power to provide a beautiful sheer coverage for the face and body, provide all day hydration and impart a natural finish that allows your skin to shine through, it’s no wonder the M.A.C Face and Body Foundation would be a suitable choice for your big day.
Best foundation for medium coverage
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($65, mecca.com.au)
If you’re looking for a medium-coverage foundation that works to effectively even out your skin tone, treat your skin with nourishing ingredients like peptides and sodium hyaluronates, and impart a gloriously radiant finish, then the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is definitely the foundation for you.
Best foundation for full coverage
The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 will give you full coverage, a flawless finish, and maintain the look of natural, radiant skin. The semi-matte formula will stay put all day long without any touch ups, giving you one less thing to worry about on your wedding day. The foundation is also smudge-proof. Good news for your groom!
Best foundation for oily skin
Created with time release technology, this stay-put foundation will bond comfortably to your skin and provide lightweight and longwearing full coverage. The Revlon ColorStay™ Makeup with Time Release – Combination/Oily foundation is also oil-free and provides a matte-finish, making it the perfect choice for anyone prone to experiencing an afternoon oil slick.
Best foundation for dry skin
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation ($65, davidjones.com.au)
A makeup artist favorite, the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation is high pigment, high performance and extremely hydrating. The photo-ready formula feels comfortable on normal to dry skin types and will leave you with a fresh and flawless complexion that looks pristine in your wedding photos.
Best foundation for a dewy finish
A foundation that’s actually infused with Touche Éclat?! I, for one am sold – and you will be too, especially once you know about this foundation’s ability to target shadow-filled areas and highlight the natural contours of your face. Better yet, the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint features a opaque filler-free formula that works to even your complexion and effectively conceal imperfections.
Best foundation for a matte finish
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation ($65, sephora.com.au)
This matte foundation hides imperfections, evens out skin tone and mattifies without looking cakey. If you want flawless full coverage that lasts for hours, the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation is the perfect choice for your big day. Who wouldn’t want a perfectly powdered finish on what is set to be the best day of your life?
Best foundation for sweat-resistance
The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation is loved by beauty junkies for creating a flawless, photo finish result. It delivers full, matte coverage for up to 24 hours. Amphiphobic Star-shaped polymers protect skin from oil and sweat. This baby is waterproof, sweat-proof and steam-proof, which is exactly what you need on your wedding day.
Best foundation for a radiant complexion
If the goal is to look as positively radiant as possible on your big day, then the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion is definitely what the doctor ordered. Look forward to skin that looks healthy, glowing and more even-toned on the day in your life when it really matters most.
Best foundation for dealing with imperfections
For those of us that battle with imperfections that just won’t quit, a foundation that tackles the issue head on instead of just covering it, is always best. Great for use in the lead-up to, and on the day of your wedding, Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup allows your skin to feel comfortable as it controls sebum levels, camouflages blemishes and neutralises visible skin redness.
Best foundation for mature skin
For those who long for a foundation that will help to treat the signs of ageing, they need something that they can depend on to stay put, thoroughly hydrate their skin and disguise pesky fine lines and wrinkles. The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Makeup SPF 15 leaves your skin looking firm, plump and lifted. It also contains antioxidants and features SPF protection.
Which foundation is perfect for you and why? Which would you be most likely to invest in for your own big day?