Foundation is everything (at least when it comes to makeup). It's the base that makes all your other favorite products work. And let’s face it, we want ultimate coverage every day. Unfortunately, some foundation formulas make you feel like … well, cake face. Who wants to feel like they’re wearing a makeup mask all day? No one, we tell you, no one! That’s why we’ve rounded up eight of the absolute best, foolproof foundations that leave your complexion looking naturally flawless! These foundations truly are amazing — each for its own special reason.
If you’re a fan of lightweight, buildable coverage (who isn’t?) this powder foundation is sure to deliver. The velvety formula provides a demi-matte finish that not only lasts all day, but it works wet and dry! While many powders can make your skin look and feel flaky, the Urban Decay Ultra Definition Powder wears comfortably and diffuses light to blur fine lines and wrinkles, all while giving you a perfectly even complexion.
As if the name itself isn’t cool enough, this liquid “ink” foundation wears weightlessly for 24 hours of soft-matte coverage — perfect for long days or late nights! The finish is never heavy, never cakey and evens out your complexion and texture to instantly conceal imperfections.
This award-winning fusion foundation has the ability to provide even coverage and bring out skin’s natural luminosity thanks to the fine oil-pigment within the formula. The liquid blends perfectly into skin without buildup, making you forget that you’re even wearing makeup at all! And, isn’t that the point?
Some of us just need a little extra coverage but don’t want to deal with the heavy feel. The Dream Wonder Foundation actually fuses with your skin for an undetectable look and feel that provides medium to full coverage. Plus, the unique dropper allows for controlled application!
This stuff is like magic for your face! Who says foundation is bad for you? This stuff not only evens out your skin tone for a naturally flawless complexion, but it also works to correct dark spots and visibly reduce pores and fine lines to transform your skin in just four weeks! How about that for ultimate coverage?!
Oily skin got you down? There are matte foundations out there specifically formulated for your specific skin concern and while they may absorb oil, they can leave your skin looking lackluster, to say the least. Look shine-free and naturally flawless without the dull after-effects with the Stay Matte But Not Flat foundation compact!
Sometimes the biggest problem with foundation is finding one that matches your skin tone perfectly. The True Match patented color technology precisely matches to your unique skin color and delivers even coverage with added nourishing and hydrating ingredients like vitamin A, C and grapefruit extract for flawless AND healthy skin!
These super concentrated drops can be worn on their own for maximum coverage or added to moisturizer for a sheerer wash of color. They feel completely weightless, and they come in a lovely range of shades.
What’s your favorite foundation and why? Share in the comments below!
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.