Best Foundations

Best Foundations

A good base ensures flawless-looking results. Knowing how valuable foundations are in perfecting your look, we have come up with this list of the best foundations that deserve to be in your vanity. All these products have been carefully selected based on criteria we feel are important when choosing foundations, like formula, ingredients, finish and skin compatibility. And to make selection even easier for you, we’ve categorized our top picks below.

Foundations - Top 5 Favorites

Applying foundation on your acne prone skin isn’t an easy decision to make. Any incompatible ingredient or formulation has the potential to trigger further breakouts. To address your concerns and ease away your worries, we’ve compiled the best foundations for acne prone skin in this category. The products in this list feature non-comedogenicity, good oil control properties and ingredients that can fight acne.

E.L.F Acne Fighting Foundation

e.l.f. Cosmetics

Lorac Natural Performance Foundation

LORAC

Cargo Liquid Foundation

Cargo

Finding the right foundation that can match your unique skin type can take a lot of work. You’d have to do a series of trial-and-error and spend hundreds of cash testing products after products. Because we know how frustrating these things can be, we decided to test the most popular names in the industry to find out which of them can offer the best foundation for combination skin.

ColorStay Makeup, Natural Beige by Revlon

Revlon

Clinique’s Even Better Makeup, Neutral

Clinique

Mary Kay’s TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation

Mary Kay

When you have dry skin, the last thing you want to happen is to have your foundation cling to your dry patches and make your skin issues more prominent. To make sure none of these things happen, we put a lot of effort in finding out the best foundation for dry skin. The products in this category were tested to provide not only good coverage but extra hydrating properties, too.

L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Face Pro-Glow Foundation

L'Oreal Paris

Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme Foundation

CoverGirl

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

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NARS

Foundations applied on oily skin usually end up with stickiness, grease and shine. These things won’t only make you feel awkward, but it can make you look unpretty, too. To save you from these issues, we’ve put together a list of the best foundations for oily skin. We made sure to carefully select the products in this category based on their ability to control oil and shine, smoothen your skin’s texture and minimize your large pores.

CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Liquid Makeup

COVERGIRL

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Estee Lauder

Make Up Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Make Up For Ever

One of the most common concerns people with eczema have is the reaction they’ll get from wearing makeup, particularly foundations. If you are dealing with the same issues, this list can greatly help you. The products in this category were picked based on their skin friendliness, skin benefits and soothing ingredients so you won’t have to worry about irritating your skin anymore.

Jane Iredale Liquid Mineral Foundation

jane iredale

Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

Mineral Fusion

Shimarz Liquid Minerals Foundation

Shimarz

Top Tips On How To Apply Your Foundation Like A Pro

Don’t you just hate it that whenever you apply your foundation, everything seems to be flaky, patchy and uneven? And those things happen even if you spent hours perfecting your base?

Frankly, you don’t really need to be a makeup artist before you can get a flawless final look. All it takes is the right technique and trick.

And that’s exactly what this section is all about. Ready?

Start with a good canvas

This is where a proper skin care routine plays a big role. You see, to get an even base, you need to start with a clean canvas.

So, before you apply any cosmetics on your skin, make sure to wash your face first. Exfoliate if you have to and don’t forget to use your toner and moisturizer.

These extra step can mean extra work but, trust us, they can be a game-changer when it comes to application.

Prime

A lot of people forego primers because they think that priming isn’t necessary.

But, if you want a more even application and you want your makeup to last, it’s something you shouldn’t skip. Primers can even out your skin tone, conceal your skin’s minor imperfections and make your pores a lot less noticeable.

Apply your foundation from the center

The sides of your nose, your forehead as well as your chin are the areas that are likely to be problematic. So, start dotting your foundation on these areas and blend it outwards.

Once you’ve blended the foundation, add another layer of foundation on areas that need more coverage.

Build up the layers slowly

Apply your foundation little by little until you achieve the coverage you are looking for. This will give you a more natural-looking result.

Include your ears

If your ears turn red for certain reasons, you might want to consider applying foundation on the area, too. You don’t necessarily have to layer the product there; you just need to lightly sweep some to make sure your face and ears are of the same shade.

Apply your concealer on top of your foundation

It’s perfectly fine if you want to apply your concealer under your foundation. It’s a good way to conceal minor skin issues.

However, if you have mild to severe blemishes or you need to pack in more concealer, apply it after your foundation. Since your foundation already provides coverage, you’ll end up applying less concealer.

This trick can help avoid caking, too.

Don’t forget to set

If you don’t set your makeup just because you’re afraid of looking lifeless and too flat, you probably have the wrong type of setting powder. Newer formulas of translucent powder can actually leave your skin with a bit of glow without triggering excess oil.

If powders aren’t your thing, you can always go with setting sprays. Just make sure that you use one that’s compatible with your skin type.