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All bases covered; The perfect complexion doesn't have to be complex. KATIE WRIGHT faces up to this year's new foundation innovations from the big beauty brands.

AKEY component of autumn's 'no make-up' make-up trend is a flawless complexion, and right on time, a ton of the big beauty brands have unveiled their latest foundation formulations.

Whether you're looking for age-defying properties, a fresh-faced glow or complete coverage, these are the best of the new bases.

GLOW-GETTERS PROMISING to give you the ravishing radiance of one of their billboard models, Burberry's Fresh Glow Foundation uses 'mirror-flat intense reflection pearls' to lend your complexion a burst of luminosity. That doesn't mean you'll be instantly transformed into Cara Delevingne on application (if only), but it does effectively reduce the appearance of pores and give a subtle sheen without camouflaging skin texture completely.

Similarly, Japonesque Luminous Foundation is a liquid formula that is less about coverage and more about that elusive angelic glow. It definitely delivers on the latter, but you might need to add concealer on top to banish more noticeable blemishes.

Burberry Fresh Glow |Foundation SPF15, PS35 (burberry.com) Japonesque Luminous |Foundation, PS24, John Lewis (johnlewis.com) AG A E-DEFIERS USING the same principles as the brand's popular Perfectionist firming serum, Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup is oil-free, but the silky liquid still feels really hydrating, so it suits dry skin in particular. And with a whopping 22 shades on offer (more than any other foundation we tested), it's easy to find the perfect match.

A super high-tech base that comes in a pot with a little spatula, Sensai Cellular Performance Cream Foundation looks and feels more like a face cream. Also ideal for dry skin, it seals in moisture by creating a membrane on the skin's surface, while also providing medium coverage and SPF15 to fight the antiageing effects of the sun. Estee Lauder |Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF25, PS37 Estee Estee Youth-(esteelauder.

co.uk) Sensai |Cellular Performance Cream Foundation, PS65, Harrods (harrods.com) Anti-SUPER POWDERS CHALLENGING the notion that powder should come AFTER your base, Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation is a lot creamier than it looks, but still effectively mattifies any oily patches, and comes in a handy compact.

A new addition to the Vitalumiere family, Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation provides the kind of beautifully smooth, even coverage that's hard to achieve without moisture. The tiny kabuki brush it comes with is a bit fiddly, but the super-soft bristles and miniature proportions help to distribute the finely-milled powder evenly across your face. Pricey, but worth every penny.

Bobbi Weightless Foundation Bobbi Brown Skin |Weightless Powder Foundation, PS33 Perfectionist Perfectionist SPF25 (bobbibrown.

co.uk) Chanel |Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation SPF15, PS55, Boots (boots.com) Sensai Cellular Performance aging Foundation COMPLEXION CORRECTORS DESIGNED to cover very noticeable marks, like acne scars, spots and dark circles, Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation is a heavyweight base enriched with Vichy Thermal Spa Water. The long-lasting matte finish formula also contains SPF35, and with Bronze the darkest of five shades, it's better suited to paler skin tones.

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Foundation offers a similar proposition, but with a dozen colours to choose from. Using 'NASA-inspired inspired N technology', it conceals blemishes and redness almost as well as the brand's iconic Touche Eclat pen, but the foundation doesn't feel too heavy. The lip gloss-like applicator is useful, as some bottles dispense too much product in one pump.

Brown Skin Powd| Vichy Dermablend Fluid |Corrective Foundation SPF35, PS11.33 (feelunique.com) Yves Saint Laurent Fusion |Foundation, PS30.50, Debenhams (debenhams.com)

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Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation

Japonesque Luminous Foundation hard

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF25

Sensai Cellular Performance Anti-aging Foundation

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation 16hr SPF35

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Foundation

There's a |wide range of foundations available
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