Whether you’re looking for something full coverage, sheer, matte, or dewy, a foundation is the basis of any beautiful make-up look. With so many options on the market, it can be a daunting task to find the perfect foundation. To make the process simpler, it’s always a good idea to first identify what you want in a good foundation. First determine the type of formula that corresponds the best to your skin type, liquid, powder, or stick, and what finish suits you best, matte or dewy. Also knowing if you’d like a sheer, medium, or full coverage foundation will help narrow down your choices. These are our favourite foundations of all time.
Too Faced has been leading the formula game within the industry for some time. The Born This Way foundation is a favourite amongst beauty bloggers and celebrities around the world. It is the best option for full coverage with no added weight. It completely blurs out any imperfections leaving your skin looking flawless. It also comes in 35 shades with a range of undertones, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect shade. The fact that it’s also completely vegan and cruelty free makes it a perfect purchase in our books.
If you are someone whose skin is on the dryer side, then this foundation from Dior is perfect for you. It has a long-lasting formula that will leave your skin glowing from sunrise to sunset and the addition of rose hip extract, pansy extract, and SPF 35 will keep your skin healthy, protected, moisturised, and luminous.
This foundation stick from Hourglass may just be the best one on the market. It delivers a medium coverage that doesn’t feel heavy, even after building it up. It glides on the skin extremely easy and blurs out any imperfections and fills out pores leaving seamless glowing, smooth skin. It’s extremely long wearing and waterproof, making it a perfect choice for those hot summer days.
If you’re a makeup junkie than you must have heard about this foundation. A classic that has been around for some time, but still as prominent as ever. The Giorgio Armani foundation leaves a silky and seamless finish. It is great for combination skin, giving medium coverage but can be buildable without ever feeling heavy on the skin. It’s long lasting and comes in 30 shades. Although on the pricier side, it’s definitely worth the splurge if you’re seeking an effective and flawless foundation.
In regards to powder foundations, this one is probably the best one around. It gives your skin an airbrushed look, blurring out any imperfections without getting cakey even when built up. Contrary to popular belief, the powder does not clog up any pores, but offers a very lightweight and breathable finish making it a perfect choice for those who are a little more low maintenance with an aim to achieve a natural second skin look.
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