38 Best Foundations To Try Today
Looking for a really great foundation, but tired of spending your money and time on makeup that simply doesn’t work, much less achieve that flawless skin look other women seem to pull off with ease? Well, you are in luck, because we found the best foundations out there and tested them, and it turns out all are not created equally. Some of the newer formulas have the most amazing ingredients, too. If you are still using that old brand of base you picked out 15 years ago, you are missing out. Stop shopping for beauty products that have not been reviewed and check out these pore minimizing, blemish concealing, wrinkle hiding, sheer and simply beautiful formulas to get the flawless skin you’ve been trying to get for years.
Check out these reviews of the best new foundations of 2017, some tried and true older favorites as well as our top picks of drugstore dupes and cheap makeup options. From 24 hour long lasting formulas, to lightweight sheer natural looks, to specially formulated anti aging foundations that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, you are sure to find the perfect foundation here. To achieve the best makeup look ever, start with what really matters most!
1. Almay Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup
Almay Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup is best applied by dabbing it on using a brush or sponge. If you apply it with your fingers, you have to be careful because it dries really fast. If you don’t get it rubbed in evenly quickly with your fingers, it will look smeared on. It is best to use a sponge clothe. When it completely dries, it looks a lot like a powder finish and it really does have staying power. It lasted all day for us. The Almay brand has been around for a long time and we love that they have continued to manage their quality. We have also learned from surveying that it doesn’t cause break outs and keeps your pores free to breathe.
2. CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Liquid Makeup
We found that his liquid makeup goes on light and so it doesn’t have the feeling of the having a mask on all day. We found similar if not better results from CoverGirl Clean Oil than from more expensive products. It goes well with the CoverGirl loose powder and concealer. If you mix the CoverGirl Clean Oil Liquid Makeup Foundation with a light lotion, you will get a softer feel and it is easier on your face and skin.
3. e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation Porcelain
This color goes on nicely and covers up flaws well. It has a slight shine to it despite being oil free. With think that it’s best to ad a nice translucent powder to finish it off. We love the quality and value that is delivered by the this low cost e.l.f. foundation. The biggest concern that we have seen is that it is a bit too white when it goes on. Pair it with some concealer that is slightly bronze and get it right for your skin type.
4. Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation
The Maybelline New York Fit Me! Foundation has a build able coverage and a matte finish. We also found that it doesn’t melt when it’s hot out. If you have struggled with liquid makeup’s in the past, give this one a shot. If you let serums or moisturizers completely dry first, this will not interfere when applied after. You do need to be very aware of your skin color and tone before buying the best match for you. Whether you go with Maybelline New York Fit Me! dewy and smooth or a matte, you just need to make sure that your pore size and and skin color match.
5. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup
The L’Oreal Paris True Match Makeup has an insane amount of available shades. They vary from neutral, warm, and cool. You must first figure out the right undertone for your facial skin. If you are a neutral, you can wear basically whatever color you want. If you have pale skin, and have trouble finding foundation, try the w1. Warning: it does smear onto clothing and you have to wash it off at the end of the day as it won’t come off on it’s own.
6. NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Liquid Foundation
This is a great foundation for pale skin so you won’t look orange. It is a light coverage and goes on easily. It does last all day and if applied to fresh skin, it will not cake at all. Warning: it is super light so if you are used to thicker and stronger coverage from a foundation, then NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Liquid Foundation probably isn’t for you.
7. Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
Our users found that Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation was extremely easy to use and worked really well for VERY oily skin. After about 6 hours, you will start to see oil come through and eat the foundation but for the most part it won’t break down before then, getting you through an entire evening and party. It also holds up extremely well to hot days (90 degrees). The only down side is the colors are limited.
8. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Up to 24 Hr Demi-Matte Finish Foundation
We recommend applying this foundation using a miracle sponge. If you have had problems with acne or scarring or oily skin, this is a great foundation to try to help smooth out these imperfections. It doesn’t crack or cake easily but as usual, you must make sure that you find a shade and tone that matches your skin to prevent any issues with blending by the jaw or hair line.
9. NYC New York Color Smooth Skin Liquid Foundation
The NYC Liquid Foundation is hard to find in stores these days, so you have to usually order it online. Our users have commented that it doesn’t cause their faces to break out, provides medium coverage, and results in a satin matte finish that people love. The different shades they provide are not extensive but they work well if they match your undertones. Enjoy the creamy finish the NYC Liquid Foundation provides.
10. NYX Cosmetics Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation
Our users reported that the NYX Co Invincible Foundation was a medium coverage foundation, not a full foundation. If you are looking for a medium coverage foundation, this is your bottle. It blends well and is easy to apply. The biggest con is it’s lack of options for color.