We’ve often obsessed over the flawless complexions of Kim Kardashian, Meghan Markle and Gigi Hadid (to name but a few) convinced that they were naturally blessed by the gods with perfect skin. While we don’t have the luxury of having our faces painted everyday by a personal make-up artist (sob) it doesn’t mean that we can’t emulate celeb-worthy skin.
So we’ve done a bit of digging and discovered 10 of the exact foundations our favourite celebs wear in real life – on and off duty. BRB while we run out and get a shade match…
Newly-wed Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, is reportedly a huge fan of the award-winning Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Her ex make-up artist Lydia F. Sellers previously told Popsugar that the former Suits actress always wanted to have her ‘freckles peeking through’. The iconic foundation is buildable in coverage, improves textures, blurs imperfections and comes in 24 shades. We’ll take a bottle of Meghan’s freckle-dusted glow any day.
Notorious for chiseled cheekbones and an airbrushed complexion, one of the many products Kimmie K reportedly keeps in her make-up bag is the M•A•C Studio Fix Powder Foundation. The press-powder provides a matte finish with medium coverage and is available in 53 shades.
Queen Bey’s make-up artist, Sir John, revealed that he uses a blend of two foundations on Beyonce for that ‘just woke up,rolled out of bed and look kinda cute’ look. The first is NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation for a naturalbase, then Sir John uses a drop or two of the L’Oreal Foundation True Match Illuminator for that Yonce-glow. Genius.
Forever showing-off her smooth complexion to her 109m followers on Instagram, beauty icon Kylie Jenner hasn’t kept which foundations she loves a secret - lucky for us. Miss Jenner revealed that she uses Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover and occasionally blends it withUrban Decay’s Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Foundation, using her trusty beauty blender.
Kendall jenner recently shared her 2-minute video make-up routine with Vogue; the Kardashian sister proves that a little goes a long way with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Nude Foundation. The lightweight, water-based foundation provides light-to-medium coverage whilst hydrating the skin. It also contains SPF 30 and comes in 33 shades. Well if it’s good enough for a supermodel…
Brunette beauty Emily Ratajkowski told ITG that she rarely wears foundation, but when the occasion calls for it she’ll always reach for Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation (in shade Medium 6). Not only does if provide coverage with a natural golden-glow, it also has anti-ageing properties and helps improve skin thanks to it’s collagen-boosting formula. The holy-grail of foundations.
Maybelline brand ambassador and supermodel, Gigi Hadid told BRYDIEthat she loves the brand’s Fit Me! Foundation. She said “It's just really good, and they have two kinds, in the day, I use the one that is a little more dewy, and then at night, I'll use the matte one because it's better for when pictures are being taken.” In case you missed it, she also recently collaborated with the brand and released a whole make-up collection.
The woman behind JLo’s glow is make-up artist Mary Philips. For the Golden Globes, she mixed a drop of Giorgio Armani Beauty Fluid Sheer (for extra radiance) with L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur, JLo’s core foundation. It provides a sheer finish, blurs out any fine lines and evens out skin pigmentation for a seamless finish. Sold.
Eldest of the flawless skin clan, Kourtney Kardashian is known to have struggled with blemishes. Luckily, Kourtney openly praises the benefits of using Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Acne Control. Its breathable formula provides full coverage, contains antioxidants, aloe vera and fights against ageing. Yes, it doesn’t come cheap, but we think it’s worth the investment, covering and fighting off blemishes simultaneously. It’s a win-win in our book.
Known for her great style and giving us daily outfit inspo on Instagram, This Morning host Holly Willoughby uses The Ordinary Serum Foundation for a more lightweight and natural finish. Did you know that this cult foundation (that every beauty buff wants to get their hands on) once had a waiting list of 25,000? Its all-inclusive range comes in 21 shades, and the best bit? It’s only £6. Say no more.