Great advice on getting your foundation choice right.

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup SPF 15 (30ml, £27)

This lotion is so sheer it is almost invisible, but still gives good, even coverage in 12 shades. Has the added benefit of sun protection.

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF15 (8.5g, £16)   

Cream consistency is soft enough to blend easily, while the compact casing with mirror ensures it can be thrown into a handbag. In a choice of eight shades. 

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (30ml, £25)  

Good choice of 18 shades and plastic packaging makes this a usable option. The cream is a little dense to begin with, but blends well. 

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (30ml, £29.50)  

Only a small amount is needed for good coverage and a wide choice of 18 shades. Lasts well and has classy packaging. 

Yves St Laurent Radiance-Enhancing Flawless Foundation SPF 20 (30ml, £33)

In a choice of 11 shades, this has particles which reflect the light, giving skin an instant lift while evening skin tone without being overly heavy.