Trying to find the best foundation can often feel like a difficult choice.
There are many guesses involved, and what looks good in the store can quickly show a completely different side just a few hours later. But the basic work to find the best foundation is well worth it. But things do not get easier when there are a huge number to choose from. To help you along the way, we have therefore created this guide and list of best foundations that are light enough to look great, but at the same time strong enough to hide redness or even dark spots. Here are the best foundations you will love.
1. Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation
This foundation gives you a brilliant coverage with fantastic glow. The increased color pigments deliver an incredible luster for good coverage.
2. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation
This foundation is extremely popular and highly priced. It is not cheap, as you can imagine with Chanel products, but the product is high quality and well worth the money. This foundation gives your skin a naturally luminous finish and has 25 in sun protection factor.
3. Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation
This foundation has a long shelf life on the skin. It has a light and serum-like texture that still provides good coverage, including acne. It can be built on top, without looking clumsy.
4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless
As the name reveals, this product promises a matte and pore-free finish. And it keeps its promises. It is lightweight, and its liquid texture makes it easy to apply and mix. This foundation is simply amazing!
5. L’Oréal Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation
This 24 hour foundation has very good durability and sits on the skin nicely and easily, and provides sufficient coverage to hide any scars or beauty defects. It has a fantastic matte finish, but at the same time it is not too matte, nor does it look glossy. It simply helps to give a natural glow from within.
6. Dior Backstage Face & Body Makeup
This has become more famous in recent times when Meghan Markle wore this foundation on her wedding day. It is a perfect light foundation for the summer that provides the right coverage without feeling heavy on your skin. It has good durability even on hot days
It is simply a perfect light foundation for all seasons, and it is available in enough shades to find the right tones all year round.
7. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
This moisturizing foundation from Laura Mercier is amazing. You do not feel oily or cakey from it, but it still has absolutely perfect coverage.
8. Antonym Certified Organic Baked Foundation
You may prefer powder foundation if you have a slightly oilier skin type.
This foundation is applied quite transparently but has a slightly creamy surface that fits well with concealer and gives a fantastic glow around the skin. It is also organic and the packaging is so unique!
9. Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation
This fantastic foundation is clean enough for a natural look but also buildable if you think you need a little more coverage. It really is moisturizing and gives your skin a nice dewy look while it lasts all day. It also has SPF 15.
10. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
If you have oily skin, it is important to find the right products. This product is fantastic as it absorbs moisture and helps you counteract shine. This Laura Mercier pressed powder really does the trick. A small catch, however, is that you may need to refill after a few hours to remain oil-free.
11. Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation SPF 20
This foundation is not cheap but it is amazing. It allows you to build coverage when needed and this makes pores and fine lines disappear. It helps your skin stay matte, and gives a softer, naturally fat-free type of finish.
12. Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup
This formula is extremely light and gives glowing and dewy skin. Make sure to shake the bottle well in advance so that the pigments can be mixed with oils and serum – from there a few drops get the job done. It is so light that you can barely feel it, but if you use good lighting with a quality brush, you will notice the coverage.
13. Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation
This foundation blends into the skin really well, and just one drop is enough to provide good coverage on the face.
It is super light and very discreet, but gives a fantastic result.
14. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup,
This foundation makes every deficiency disappear, blurs your freckles and hides fine lines. It is also matte in the best way: without being dry.
It is also packed with great ingredients that make your skin care amazing. It contains Matrixyl 3000, a line-reducing peptide and green tea for antioxidant protection, as well as brighteners and moisturizers.
15. CoverGirl Queen
Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder
If your skin tends to get oily later in the day, this foundation is great for quick touchups and for keeping your face matte. The best thing is that you will forget that you are wearing fou which makes this foundation on your face.
16. Ilia Vivid Foundtion
Ilias are a completely liquid pigment, so it soaks all the way into your skin. But even though it is liquid, it gives you a fantastic skin filter all day long.
17. Benefit Cosmetics ‘Hello Flawless!’ Custom Powder Cover-Up
This provides the perfect coverage you need without looking like you have layers of makeup. It stays all day and looks amazing.
18. Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation
The formula is ultralight and contains light-reflecting mineral pigments that blur and erase your pores or spots. And it builds layers absolutely amazingly. So you can wear it every day and even for an evening out. An advantage of this is that it contains sun protection factor. The formula for the Koh Gen Do foundation is made with skin-loving ingredients such as vegetable collagen, and jojoba oil, so it feels fantastic on the skin
19. Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 8
Highly liquid formula manages to provide enough coverage to hide imperfections without being super thick. This is truly a makeup that does not look like a makeup. This is absolutely amazing.
20. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
The texture is surprisingly light and breathable. The cover is matte, but not cakey, melts seamlessly with your skin to hide blemishes and redness. This does not dry out your dry skin during the day. For the price, this foundation is extremely affordable.
21. Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint
This rich foundation feels like a creamy, tinted moisturizer. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it keeps the skin moisturized – but still manages to stay in place – all day. Medium coverage with a dewy surface, it is perfect for someone with dry, sensitive skin.
22. Merle Norman Perfecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 25
This foundation lasts all day with great coverage and a brilliant finish, which is difficult to get on 40+ skin. And it is perfect for the nose, cheeks, upper lip and chin, which are often more oily than the rest of the face.