Shade, tone, coverage, finish – finding the perfect foundation for your skin type is no mean feat.
Trailling the thousands of different foundations to find “The One” will cost you a bomb, and probably wouldn’t do your skin any favours.
To help you with your search, we tested out some of the best foundations in the market vigorously against each other to find the cream of the crop.
So whether you prefer something light and natural or something more high coverage to erase any blemish or dark circles, we have the perfect match for you.
With this, your skin has a natural-looking dewy glow. The sponge picks up just the right amount with each pat. It feels comfortable, especially if you prefer light coverage.
The matte finish lasts at least eight hours without streaking or fading. It’s lightweight and easily blendable,although it dries
quickly on skin.
The glow is more dewy than soft, imparting a pinkish radiance. It is hydrating and covers imperfections well, but some testers found the texture a little too slick.
The finish is truly second skin-like, with a soft, natural glow. It covers imperfections, doesn’t cake or streak, and is long-lasting. Ticks all the boxes.
Perfect for those with fairly good skin. The sheer to medium coverage will even out skin tone but not cover spots or zits completely.
Lightweight, blendable, breathable and really comfortable even when layered on. The finish is a perfect soft matte that looks smooth and natural around lines and pores, not powdery or cakey. It comes in 21 shades.
Our tester had it on for close to 15 hours and her face still looked decently matte. It takes more effort to blend the thicker cream texture into skin, but the payoff is that a concealer isn’t necessary.
It’s high-coverage and hydrating. To ensure streak-free blending, apply with a sponge, not your fingers, and take time to work it into your skin.
Covers slight blemishes and redness, and evens out skin tone in a natural way. The dewy foundation lasts a whole day without becoming patchy or streaking.
Light to medium coverage with slightly watery texture. Skin looks natural and dewy.
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The texture is not too heavy or thick, and covers blemishes and redness reasonably well without caking. For a more even finish, prep the skin with a primer first. Skin stays fresh and matte for about 10 hours.