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10 foundations to give you a morning glow

Section: Skin & Hair
If you’re feeling pale, pasty and pushed for time, you need a foundation that glides on fast and makes you look fantastic. Here’s our edit of the best morning miracles.
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Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation (10 shades, £29,

This powder make-up was inspired by those clever filters on Instagram that make your skin look amazing. The result is a light and velvety finish that blurs out imperfections. And who doesn’t need a little of that in the morning? #NOFILTER
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Lancôme Miracle Cushion SPF 23 (six shades, £29.50,

This weightless new make-up is super-fast to apply, thanks to a cushion that you press for just the right amount of foundation. No more messy tubes or dried-up powder, and it’s got an SPF 23 too.
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NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (20 shades, £32,

Brand new this month, we predict this will become a make-up bag staple. It’s a multi-tasker, smoothing skin tone and hiding blemishes without caking, flaking or feeling dry. Good at covering redness, and the bottle’s a pump action so no waste.
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Clinique’s New 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (20 shades, £25,

One of those smart ideas that can transform your make-up routine. This new make-up gives fantastic coverage – so you can skip concealer – but somehow manages not to ‘set’ or, worse, settle into lines. The wand applicator allows you to spot-apply or smooth all over.
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Chanel Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15 (six shades, £34,

This does the job of primer and make-up, but best of all, it’s foolproof: simply blend all over your face after moisturising for a healthy radiance. It won’t cover imperfections, but it’s great at giving you an outdoorsy glow.
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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24hr Makeup SPF 15 (10 shades, £29,

Fans of a dewy, youthful look will fall in love with this new hero. It’s rich, so you only need a tiny dot for a luminous finish: apply with a flat brush in light strokes and your make-up will last all day.
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Burberry Fresh Glow Fluid Foundation (14 shades, £35,

Possibly worth the price for the luxe packaging alone, this fab foundation will look great on your dressing table. It delivers a fresh feel, satin finish and good coverage for boo-boos and blemishes.
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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation (14 shades, £26,

Use this new micro-milled powder dry for a matte finish, or wet to give you more coverage. Unlike some powder foundations, it’s neither dusty nor drying, and has a creamy feel to it. Comes with an applicator but our tip is to try using a soft brush for a high-definition look.
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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation (20 shades, £26,

Famous for its solution-based approach, bareMinerals has created a foundation that makes your skin look like it's having its best day every day. There’s no oil, silicone, fragrance or nasty parabens to clog pores, the mineral base instantly brightens, plus it covers dark spots and redness. We love.
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Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation (14 shades, £45,

Every Hollywood make-up artist has this in their kit, and it was the official make-up of this year's Oscars. Why? Originally created for post-surgery skin, it’s totally breathable, packed with vitamins and coats skin with a flattering veil of colour. Are you ready for your close-up?

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