1. Bloom Compact & Liquid Foundation
In the past I have found most compact foundations too heavy on the skin and enhancing the appearance of fine lines. So it was with hesitation that I accepted the challenge to Bloom Compact Foundation. The good news: I now have a new favourite foundation! The coverage is light and provides a good base for makeup whilst retaining a natural appearance. There?s no need to touch up regularly as it holds its freshness for a good 12 hours without replying. Definitely worth the purchase! Bloom also had a liquid foundation which is a perfect light foundation. The best feature is that it contains Lavender Essential Oil. Not only do you look fabulous but it smells amazing too!
RRP $15 Bloom compact foundation, $30 for refil
RRP $35 Liquid Foundation Stockists: 03 9421 0200

2. Estee Lauder Aeromatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder
The Aeromatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder feels like heaven on your face and is perfect to keep in your handbag for that quick touch up at work or when you are out at night. Great if you don?t want to re-apply your foundation during the day but you like a little extra coverage. Also recommended from Estee Lauder is the Ideal Matte Refinishing Compact. It was launched last year as a natural looking alternative matte foundation. The benefits of flawless looking skin is now available in compact from with Ideal Matte Refinishing Compact Makeup. This compact is smooth and creamy in texture, glides easily onto the skin and blends fantastically with moisturisers or a tinted moisturiser, as was my preference. This product contains advanced pigments that ensures your makeup won?t streak or look cakey, which is certainly the case with this compact. Highly recommended!
RRP $68 AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder
RRP $66 Matte Refinishing Compact Makeup. Available at Est?e Lauder counters

3. Palladio Herbal Wet-Dry Foundation
The texture and application of this powder is fantastic. You can’t tell you are wearing it after you put it on as it blends well with skin rather than masking it. Apply wet for maximum all day coverage or dry for a natural smooth look. Good packaging and the application sponge is far superior to some provided by other cosmetic companies. Enriched with Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Chamomile and Aloe Vera, the foundation powder feels soft on the skin and doesn?t clog pores.
RRP $32.95 Stockists: (03) 9557 5755

4. YSL Compact Foundation Matt Finish
This is one of the best foundation products on the market! Convenient, elegant and efficient the YSL compact is a must for anyone that likes constant coverage all day long without your makeup looking like it is ?caked on?. This compact gives a velvety texture to your skin and even has SPF 15 in it for sun protection as well as beautiful coverage to ensure a natural finish to you skin. No need to apply several times a day as this makeup seems to last and the fact it is refillable makes it all the better for your budget ? not cheap but definitely worth the extra dollars! Go on splurge on this one!
RRP $89.00 Stockists: (02) 9965 9722

5. Sax Moisturising Foundation
This foundation is not for those who prefer a light covering on their face but is perfect for chicks that like their foundation strong and long lasting. Not such a great product for those ?tinted moisturiser? fans as they will probably find this foundation too heavy. It?s long lasting, however, and goes on smooth and creamy.
RRP $19.95 Stockists: (03) 9568 5999