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Flawless Foundations

Photograph of woman applying foundation to her face, supplied by Snapper Media, photograph by Paola Kudacki. ©Snapper Media. Photograph by Paola Kudacki.


When it comes to make-up, starting at the beginning is always a very good place to start. Unfortunately, getting the first steps of your makeup routine right can be tricky. If you’re still trying to find the perfect foundation to suit your skin type, your skin colour, and your coverage needs – you are not alone. With so many options on the market – anti-ageing, UV protection, ultra hydrating – it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why we’re here to help.

Below, we run you through all the different types of foundations, so that you can rest assured knowing you’ve made the best (and most beautiful) choice for you.


Matte-finish liquid foundation

If you like the sound of wearing makeup without feeling like you are, matte-finish liquid foundation could be for you. Featuring a lightweight texture and finish, this option is easy-to-blend, allowing for buildable coverage. A safe choice for those with blemish-prone skin, matte-finish liquids are also brilliant at avoiding any unsightly, excess shine.

Browse matte-finish liquid foundations:

LAURA MERCIER – Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation Oil Free

GIORGIO ARMANI Power Fabric

CLARINS Ever Matte Foundation SPF 15


Moisturising liquid foundation

If you want a foundation that offers a little more than just coverage, explore moisturising liquid foundation.  An excellent option for keeping your skin hydrated, this option comes in an array of different consistencies, including satin or satin-matte finish, making them a great choice for normal to dry skin. The level of coverage offered by moisturising liquid foundations is generally light to medium, allowing for a more natural look.

Browse moisturising liquid foundations:

BOBBI BROWN Moisture Rich Foundation

LAURA MERCIER Candleglow Foundation

CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow

Anti-ageing foundations

Containing ingredients such as antioxidants and peptides, anti-ageing foundations offer coverage along with a multitude of skincare benefits. The perfect complement to your anti-ageing skincare routine, this particular type of foundation may also be helpful in treating common signs of ageing including pigmentation, loss of radiance, and dehydration.

Browse anti-ageing foundations:

LA PRAIRIE Anti-ageing Foundation SPF 15

ELIZABETH ARDEN Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation SPF 30

YVES SAINT LAURENT Forever Youth Liberator Foundation

Pressed-Powder and Loose-Powder Foundations

If you’d like to achieve an ever-so-subtle luminescent glow, a pressed or loose powder foundation may be perfect for you. These formulas offer a simple way of achieving a smooth finish, for normal to slightly oily, or slightly dry skin. Offering a lightweight feel, and packaged in a practical and portable fashion, pressed powder and loose powder foundations work well on top of moisturisers and sunscreens, working to reduce unwanted shine – an ideal choice for the Australian climate.

Browse pressed-powder and loose-powder foundations:

ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Skin Smoothing Loose Powder

GUERLAIN Parure Gold Powder Compact

TOM FORD Flawless Powder / Foundation

Stick foundations

If your schedule keeps you on the go, a stick foundation may be the perfect product for you. Thicker in their consistency than many liquid or powder options, stick foundations typically offer medium to full coverage, making them an excellent choice for concealing pesky imperfections.  

Browse stick foundations:

BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation Stick

ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

SHISEIDO Stick Foundation

If you'd like more help with your daily beauty routine, David Jones offers a range of makeovers and lessons. Get up to speed on autumn winter trends, plus find out tips and tricks to perfect your look. The ideal preparation for a special event, many of our services are complimentary. Those with a booking fee are also fully redeemable with a product purchase on the day of service. Bookings are essential, so find out more at your favourite beauty counter.