Best Makeup Foundation 2017
So you’ve picked your makeup primer, now we’re moving onto foundation.
If you go to the makeup foundation section of any store it can be overwhelming. Should you get powder or liquid? Warm, cold, or neutral? Light, medium, or full coverage? Which shade matches your skin tone? Should you mix two to match your skin tone completely? Well, hopefully this list will help you narrow down your choices because these are the best of the best makeup foundations.
bareMinerals Original Foundation
Glamour reader’s choice designer foundation award winner bareMinerals Original Foundation is a lightweight, loose powder foundation that provides sheer-to-full coverage with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts for up to eight hours. This natural-looking foundation is made with just five mineral ingredients and promotes clearer, healthier looking skin over time.
Burt’s Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation
Allure’s best foundation for oily skin is Burt’s Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation. This is a 100% natural, non-comedogenic, oil-control Mattifying Powder Foundation that gives you a smooth and even skin tone. It is lightweight and made with Bamboo to blur imperfections, and it also provides buildable coverage that blends effortlessly.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
InStyle award winner Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation has a soft, water-light texture and offers light-to-medium coverage. The tiniest drop of this hybrid fluid foundation creates a natural, luminous complexion. Your skin will look refined and feel refreshed, creating an exquisite makeup experience.
CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation
COVERGIRL meets Olay science with Good Housekeeping‘s approved CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation. It instantly reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone and delivers firming hydration with the Simply Ageless 3-in-1 foundation.
CoverGirl Trublend Liquid Makeup
Good Housekeeping‘s award-winning CoverGirl truBLEND Liquid Makeup is available in 21 shades and features a new shade-matching system. To find your perfect blend, first determine your shade family. Second, choose your number. Coordinate complementary truBLEND products based on your number for a seamlessly flawless nude look that blends in and virtually disappears.
CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir
Allure’s winner for light coverage is CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixer. This is a hydrating foundation that allows for buildable coverage that glides on smoothly for a flawless look. It is infused with a special antioxidant, Vitamins E, B3, B5 plus SPF 20 which work together to make your skin look healthy all day. Give your skin a luminous glow.
Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation
Allure’s award winning foundation for medium coverage is Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation. This foundation is formulated to give a perfect, flawless complexion to help minimize the appearance of pores, control shine and blur imperfections for a luminous velvety matte finish that lasts all day. This comfortable liquid foundation melts into the skin and protects with SPF 35 broad spectrum.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Liquid Foundation
Instyle’s best liquid foundation is Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Liquid Foundation. This is a luminous foundation that glides on weightlessly for a flawless lit-from-within glow. Using exclusive Micro–fil technology to sculpt and brighten, this buildable, medium coverage foundation improves texture and blurs imperfections. Comes in 24 shades to match every unique skin tone.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+
Developed with plastic surgeons, Parents Mom Knows Best award-winning IT Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50+ is your first-ever solid serum foundation. Confidence in a Compact features a proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate that is activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, restore visible radiance, reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and improve the look of firmness.
Lancome Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup
With Good Housekeeping‘s seal of approval, Lancome Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup formula is customized to your precise skin tone measurements using a proprietary algorithm that analyzes and then matches your exact skin tone. The formula is long-wearing, oil-free, fragrance-free and paraben free. It’s also buildable with a satin finish so your exact shade will look and feel like your second skin.
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
Glamour’s best inexpensive foundation is L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. This is a liquid foundation infused in an innovative cushion to deliver the perfect amount of makeup. This luminous refreshing formula provides sheer to medium coverage. Tap a little for a fresh natural glow, tap on more to build a new level of luminous coverage. The cushion compact includes a tap on applicator puff for convenient on-the-go coverage. Available in 16 true-to-skin shades formulated with Precise Match Technology to match your skin’s tone and undertone.
L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup
This liquid foundation won Instyle‘s best inexpensive foundation and Glamour reader‘s best drugstore foundation! With patented color technology, L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation precisely matches your skin’s tone and undertone. This ultra-pure formula contains no oils, fragrances, or pore-clogging fillers, so all you see is beautiful, radiant, flawless skin. The super blendable foundation contains SPF 19 to protect skin while providing light to medium coverage with a natural finish. It also has Vitamins A and C, wheat germ and grape fruit extract to keep your skin nourished, protected and healthy.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation
InStyle‘s best powder foundation award goes to MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation. This is a one-step powder and foundation that gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte finish with medium-to-full coverage and a velvety texture that allows skin to breathe. Long-wearing, colour-true, non-caking, non-streaking, non-settling/creasing, non-fading – all for 12 hours. Available in a wide range of colours.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless
Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation
Achieve a lasting, natural-looking brilliant glow all day with Allure‘s award-winning full coverage foundation Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation. This is a smart, hydrating foundation that works with your skin’s condition throughout the day for a dewy glow without any shine. Advanced Sensing Technology synchronizes with skin’s tone and moisture levels throughout the day for a perfected complexion. Skin looks fresh and beautiful as visible fine lines and the appearance of pores are reduced. Delivers a luminous finish with buildable coverage while the lightweight, serum-like texture feels as if you’re wearing nothing at all.