My fascination with makeup began young. I remember watching makeup tutorials on YouTube in 2006, and now I get to write about it as my job! Over the years, I’ve tried many products and built up quite the collection. What I love about foundation specifically is how it creates the blank canvas for the rest of the makeup while being far from basic. Every year I grow more impressed with how the formulas evolve to be more lightweight or include more hard working skincare ingredients. These are 10 of what I consider the best foundations, each one unique but all highly effective.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation
This foundation truly makes your face look airbrushed and flawless! There are also some skincare ingredients in the formula that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, hydrate, and make the skin feel fresh.
Westman Atelier Vital Skin Full Coverage Foundation and Concealer Stick
What impresses me about this foundation is just how buildable it is. You can decide how much coverage you want! It goes on super creamy and a little goes a very long way.
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20
This is absolutely one of the best foundations out there. It’s for sure a splurge but I truly notice a difference in my skin whenever I use it. This definitely has to do in part with La Mer’s famous Miracle Broth that provides truly remarkable hydration.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation
The coverage you get with this foundation is just amazing and your face still looks so natural! I’m also incredibly impressed with just how long it lasts.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Matte Foundation
The formula of this foundation has undergone some fantastic improvements! It’s still full coverage and matte, and now also super breathable. I love the staying power it has!
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation
I absolutely how this foundation is coverage, SPF, and skincare in one. It’s great for everyday wear! The formula is lightweight and hydrating with a dewy finish. Just make sure to give it a good shake before applying.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation
The finish of this foundation is truly remarkable. It looks like you put on a lightweight skin tint while actually providing medium to full coverage. It also goes on like silk! So luxurious to apply.
Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation SPF 20
What I love most about this foundation is how you can get great coverage and a dewy finish at the same time. You don’t need a lot of this formula to get the results you want!
Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation
The formula of this is so thoughtful, it’s absolutely one of the best foundations. There are a lot of skincare ingredients included, like fermented arnica which reduces redness and helps project from environmental stress. It feels like a second skin once it’s on and also quite buildable.
Dior Forever Matte Foundation
This one is newer to my list of the best foundations! I am partial to the matte look on my skin and it really delivers. I always look for a lightweight formula with solid coverage and that’s exactly what this is.