The Best Foundations for Every Skin Type

Foundation is one of the hardest makeup products to look for. With many varieties of formulas and colors, it can be difficult to find the right foundation for your skin type. Here’s a selection of foundations, for everything from oily to dull skin, that can give you the perfect complexion.

For Oily Skin

The Bobbi Brown Skin Longwear is a foundation with medium coverage and a natural matte finish, the ideal formula for oily skin. This long-wear formula is great for high temperatures, humid weather, and long, busy days.

Available in 42 shades, the inclusive range is perfect for skin with different undertones. It unifies the complexion and the pigment integrates nicely in the skin while having a smoothing effect on pores and fine lines. Very comfortable and light on the skin, It contains natural mineral powders that keep oil and shine under control, while vitamins E, C, and shea butter provide healthy hydration.

Bobbi Brown long wear foundation oily skin

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For Acne-Prone Skin

Clinique Anti-Blemish is a non-irritating, oil-free, and anti-acne foundation. The gentle formula doesn’t aggravate blemishes and neutralizes redness. It also regulates sebum production without dehydrating the skin, all the while unifying the complexion naturally.

Made for oily and acne-prone skin, the foundation is best applied with a brush in combination with a mattifying powder for great wear throughout the day. The product combines skincare and makeup to allow great looking skin without worsening acne.

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For Normal to Combination Skin

Laura Mercier Silk Cream is an oil-free foundation that smooths skin with a semi-matte finish and light coverage. It is a light formula with high pigmentation, so a little bit goes a long way with this product. A makeup artist favorite, the foundation feels comfortable on the skin while hiding unwanted texture.

The natural finish looks great in photography and videos. Very versatile, the foundation can be worn every day when applied with fingers, or get higher coverage with a brush or beauty blender.

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For Dry Skin

The Shiseido Synchro Glow is a dream for dry and uncomfortable skin. The lightweight and hydrating foundation has sheer to medium coverage with a luminous, non-greasy finish.

It gives skin a fresh, healthy and plump look while reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores. The dewy finish is easily buildable for maximal coverage, with a texture similar to a face serum. It can be applied with your fingers or a flat top foundation brush to get the best effect.

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For Fine Lines

No7 Lift & Luminate is a great mix between anti-aging skincare ingredients and makeup. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while giving the skin a firmer sensation and evening out the skin tone. Pores and discolorations is also reduced, leaving the skin with a radiant and youthful glow.

It wears conformably during the day and doesn’t migrate into fine lines and wrinkles, providing just the right amount of coverage to hide spots without masking your skin’s natural texture. It can be applied with your fingers, brushes, and sponges for different finishes.

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To Correct Redness

Erborian CC Red Correct is a multi-use product that helps to improve the appearance of redness in the skin. CC stands for color correcting, and this product does just that. It has illuminating green pigments to help cancel out redness and give a healthy shine to the face.

The green color of the CC cream can be intimidating, but upon application the pigments activate to seamlessly match your skin tone. It naturally evens out the complexion, leaving skin luminous and soft, while reducing the appearance of blemishes. It can be used as a primer to cancel out redness before applying foundation, or on its own as a light-coverage foundation. Opt for a finger application to distribute the pigment evenly.

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By Radja Kettouche

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