Makeup
01.23.19

The Best High-End Foundations For All Skin Types

“What foundation do you wear?” is one of my top asked questions. It can be a little hard to answer via a DM or in a comment because there isn’t really a quick answer. My recommendation totally depends on the occasion and what type of skin you have! Since some of my main goals are to be a great resource for you guys, teach you tips and tricks that will hopefully help you feel confident from the inside out and of course share my favorites with y’all, I thought a post dedicated to all my favorite foundations was in order!

Here’s the low down…

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My thoughts: I’ve had the longest and most consistent love affair with this foundation. It gives my skin a very even tone, has just the right coverage and looks flawless but natural. If I have an event and need my skin to be on point, this is my go-to. This is the foundation I wore on my wedding day and is PERFECT for brides or really any event.

Shade: 5.75

What they say it does: This foundation uses exclusive Micro–fil™ technology to sculpt and brighten, improving texture and blurring imperfections, too. It’s so weightless that it redefines foundation. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture.

My thoughts: Love how hydrated and pretty this makes my skin look! Its a great daily foundation for my girls who like to glow.

Shade: Stromboli

What they say it does: “It leaves skin hydrated thanks to glycerin, which is known as one of the most effective and well-known humectants that attracts and holds moisture, and brightens with a vitamin C derivative. Turmeric extract, a plant of the ginger family, improves skin radiance and evens tone.”

My thoughts: This one is a little newer to my collection. I’ve been using it for the past few months and loving it! I use it on days when I want more coverage. I love that it provides a little extra coverage without looking cakey. It’s also super long-wearing!

Shade: Stromboli

What they say it does: “Untraceable, unstoppable and unlike anything else, this long-wearing, nondrying foundation is lightweight and radiant and delivers high coverage that’s super natural, too. The transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant, breathable formula stays color-true all day and continues to look fresh and vibrant, as if it was just applied. It wears longer, stays longer and looks better with every hour. It’s formulated with NARS’ Skin Optimizing Complex, which is infused with raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts, which help to smooth the look of your skin instantly and over time.”

My thoughts: My favorite CC Cream on the market. It gives a beautiful medium coverage, looks really pretty and glowy and has SPF! This is perfect for everyday wear, especially during the sunny months.

Shade: Medium Tan

What they say is does: “It truly gives you full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, smooth skin texture and enhance skin brightness, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins and antioxidants that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more radiant, supple and flawless-looking complexion.”

My thoughts: For all my gals who like the idea of the original CC Cream but find it a bit too glowy or oily looking on your skin, this one is for you! It’s the same idea as the one above, but has a more velvety matte finish. Since my skin is on the normal to dry side, I love it mixed with a drop of facial oil.

Shade: Medium Tan

What they say it does: “Developed with plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte delivers color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare, and SPF 40 broad-spectrum physical sunscreen—all with a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts. This multitasking, complexion-perfecting breakthrough instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots without creasing or cracking and is clinically tested to reduce shine and control oil for up to 12 hours. It’s also infused with charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil, and tea tree extract to combat blemishes—plus, an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and antioxidants. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time.”

My thoughts: This is by far the most lightweight of the options! It gives barely there coverage but definitely helps to even out your skin tone. I wore this a lot when I first had Kinsley and she was up around my face most of the day. It’s clean, so it’s perfent for new moms or anyone wanting to better their routine!

Shade: Sand

What they say it does: “A lightweight, creamy foundation that actually cares for your skin, this formula goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and visually even out skin tone. Buildable and natural-looking, it leaves you in control of the coverage: For light coverage, apply with the Retractable Foundation Brush; for medium coverage, apply with the Flat Complexion Brush. It comes in 10 flexible shades, each of which is formulated to suit a range of skin tones. (So you don’t necessarily have to change shades as the seasons change.) It also includes sodium hyaluronate, a natural moisture magnet, to promote smoother-looking skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

My thoughts: This is the newest beauty in my line-up. I’ve been using this for the past few weeks and I absolutely love it! So many of you have been asking what’s been on my skin as of late, and it’s been this mixed with the Nars Natural Radiant Foundation, but it’s also so good on its own.

Shade: 5

What they say it does: “The foundation conceals imperfections, glides on like a dream and literally feels like a second skin. Whether your skin needs just a bit of perfecting or you struggle with a frustrating issue like acne, melasma or rosacea, this foundation will give you perfect-looking skin every single day. A concentrated mushroom extract improves firmness, tightens pores and moisturizes; hyaluronic acid-filling spheres reverse wrinkle grooves to retexture the skin within one hour; and supercharged vitamin C gives you a lit-from-within effect. It’s also great for those with acne scarring, mature skin and normal to tired, dull skin.”