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Irish Tatler Beauty Awards 2019: Bases, Concealer and Skin-Finishers

From skin-mimicking sheer to complete coverage, in this selection, you'll find all you need to truly ace your base.

All the products needed for an immaculate complexion. 

We've been through the stand-out skincare and S.O.S face-savers, so 'what's up next' we hear you ask! 

Well, dreamy, flawless skin quite frankly. The Holy Trinity of foundation, concealer and finishers that make you seem as though you're perennially standing in front of a ring-light. 

So, first things first... 


These hero foundations and buttery bases create a beautifully buffed blank canvas on which to build your makeup masterpiece. From skin-mimicking sheer to complete coverage, we’ve rounded up a selection that will truly ace your base.


Clockwise from front

Mineral Blend Foundation, €18.95, Vichy - SHOP 

Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation, €33, Bare Minerals - SHOP 

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, €39, It Cosmetics - SHOP 

HD Liquid Coverage Foundation, €8, Catrice - SHOP 

Hollywood Flawless Filter, €40, Charlotte Tilbury - SHOP 

Les Beiges Eau De Teint, €60, Chanel - SHOP 

Dream Urban Cover, €14.99, Maybelline - SHOP 


Where cult meets classic meets new-gen, these cover-ups should be shouted about. Whether you’re after colour correction, dark circle concealment or under-eye brightening, there’s a gem for you to try. Concealers have come so far – and in 2019, they've got a lot of work to do for the ‘always on’ generation. 


Clockwise from front:

Liquid Concealer, €7, 3ina X Primark  - In Penneys stores only 

DermaBlend Colour Corrector in Yellow, €15, Vichy - SHOP 

Instant Under Eye Concealer, €18, AYU - SHOP 

Power Fabric Concealer, €37, Giorgio Armani - SHOP 

Bye Bye Under Eye, €29, It Cosmetics - SHOP 

Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Concealer, €35, YSL - SHOP 


Matte, shimmer, glow, shine or all-out sparkle – it’s your choice, but choose wisely. A perfectly placed wash of bronze on tired skin can transform a face, while a slick of highlight makes or breaks a Boomerang...Find that good light, in real life as well as in your makeup bag.


Clockwise from front:

Niteshine in Platinum Rose, €19, Glossier Play - SHOP 

Perfecting Pen in Light Rose, €8.95, NOTE Cosmetics - SHOP 

Radiant Skin Cream, €20, AYU - SHOP 

Orgasm Liquid Highlighter, €32, Nars - SHOP 

Soleil Summer Contouring Compact in Bask, €90, Tom Ford - SHOP 

Soleil Tan De Chanel, €41, Chanel - SHOP 

Beauty Base, €24.95, Sculpted by Aimee Connolly - SHOP 

Glow 2 Go Duo Stick in Golden Peach, €29, Clarins - SHOP 

A hearty congrats to all of the winners in this category!

Next time, we'll be shining the spotlight on your next beauty BFFs across Brows, Mascara and Colour. 

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