Foundations: How to Find Your Perfect Match
Creating a flawless complexion has never been easier thanks to the various formats compositions and shades that are now available. If you recall the horror stories of cakey applications and orange jawlines, it’s clear just how far we’ve come. Bad foundations now belong in the hall of beauty don'ts, along with glitter mascara and over-plucked eyebrows. So, with this in mind, here’s how to find the perfect foundation for you...
Best for Combination Skin
● Beauty Bag Staple: A MUA favorite, TARTE’s Amazonian Clay Stick Foundation offers natural coverage that looks just like your own skin. The buildable powder-to-liquid formula melts onto skin for a creamy, cake-free finish.
Amazonian Clay Stick Foundation
Fair beige (9 g)
11 colors availableView more product info
● Long-Lasting Coverage: For a soft matte finish with buildable medium to full coverage, the Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA comes in an oil-free formula that’s so lightweight it looks undetectable on the skin, but still provides a flawless finish. With an incredible 50 shades to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for you.
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
160 (32 ml)
50 colors availableView more product info
● Virtual Perfection: For instant full coverage that isn’t drying for the skin, check out Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation from Hourglass. The innovative and weightless formula acts like a second skin to provide a smooth and flawless finish. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly and build up as required for soft-focus perfection.
Vanish™ Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation
Walnut (25 ml)
32 colors availableView more product info
Best for Oily Skin
● Full Coverage Look: For a foundation that works around the clock, Dior’s Diorskin Forever Foundation offers 24 coverage from dawn to dusk. The texture is thick and creamy, but it isn’t heavy on the skin, creating a luminous matte finish and shine-free application, whatever conditions you subject your skin to.
Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation
15 colors availableView more product info
● Insta-Worthy Glow: Perfect for covering imperfections and evening out skin texture, the #FauxFilter Foundation by Huda Beauty is sitting pretty at the top of the beauty charts. Packed with ultra-refined pigments to give skin an airbrushed, almost filter-like finish, the foundation gives medium to full coverage, depending on preference. This foundation is a total game changer for the social age.
#FauxFilter Full Coverage Matte Foundation
30 colors availableView more product info
● Pressed Powder Finish: Clinique’s Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder has become a cult beauty classic for a reason - the ultra-sheer texture of this pressed powder provides a matte appearance without clogging up pores. Perfect for touching up oily patches throughout the day, the finish offers sheer to moderate coverage.
Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
03 Stay Beige (7,6 g)
02 colors availableView more product info
Best for Dry Skin
● Radiant Glow: Masking shine while still delivering a radiant glow is a tough balance to strike, but Born This Way Foundation by TOO FACED promises the perfect compromise. The oil-free and medium coverage formula will keep grease at bay, while still ensuring skin-balancing hydration for a smoother and brighter complexion.
Born This Way Foundation
Golden (30 ml)
20 colors availableView more product info
● Sheer Perfection: Thanks to its hydrating effect and illuminating properties, Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is perfect for those with dry skin. To create a youthful dewy finish, the sheer coverage is lightweight enough to feel weightless but still covers imperfections without clinging to any dry and flaky patches.
● Moisture Boost: For long-lasting coverage and hydrating ingredients, this Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation is great for everyday wear. The color-true pigments are virtually undetectable when applied to your skin creating a radiant finish.