Hunting out and finding the perfect foundation these days is pretty much as hard as finding the perfect dance partner. There are too many options out there, and many people will agree with this statement. But if you find the right fit, it can change your whole makeup routine, and life, for the best.
So, you might be wondering, how can one, with little to no prior knowledge, find the best foundation? There are two ways to approach this problem: the first one involves actually going out and testing them in the beauty stores. Sounds like a drag, but sometimes you will have to do some legwork in order to find the best products. Or, alternatively, you could just take our word for it and try the products we will be highlighting in this article.
For the purposes of this write-up, we have chosen only a handful of products that are compatible with as many people as possible, but if you want to read more in-depth beauty product reviews, check out the articles posted by the talented and dedicated people at Beauty Essential. Without further ado, here are five of the best foundations for all skin requirements.
Clinique Even Better Makeup
This foundation from Clinique is perfect for sensitive skin, and suitable to all skin types. In regard to its composition, the producers took an almost scientific approach, developing a foundation that can improve the condition of your skin even when you are not wearing any makeup whatsoever. It boasts a creamy, thickly-textured, oil-free formula that will both brighten, an even out your skin tone. This is possible thanks to the fact that it is rich in beneficial minerals. You should see the first positive effects on your skin after about six weeks since you have first applied this formula.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Foundation
A bestselling product with rave reviews from both makeup experts and enthusiasts, the foundation version of Yves Saint Laurent’s highly appreciated Touche Eclat offers everything that one could desire, namely excellent coverage, a delicate skin luminosity, combined with lightweight application. Furthermore, the formula contains traces of Ruscus Extract, a great anti-fatigue stimulant ingredient that enhances the skin by stimulating blood circulation and smoothing out the dull patches. On top of all that, the Vitamin E will fight off any free radicals, and SPF 22 offers higher than average protection against the sun.
It is sold in 22 separates shades, and it offers a flawless, radiant finish. While this foundation is highly recommended to combination, normal and dry skin, people with oily skins should avoid it due to the radiant finish.
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
If you are not a fan of typical foundation products, this gel formula from Chantecaille was clearly created for you. This foundation product is composed out of 60 percent charged water, which does not seem like a big deal initially until you see its first positive effects on the skin. Thanks to this interesting chemical composition, the charged water moisturizes the skin without using any oils. The formula provides an airbrushed, medium to full coverage.
Furthermore, it contains a ton of reflective pigments and natural ingredients including, but not limited to, chamomile, aloe, and arnica. People with sensitive skin will find these natural ingredients especially useful as they are great for alleviating any irritations and providing the skin with a soothing, relaxing sensation. While some people will (understandably) feel like $78 is a little too much for a foundation product, the price is entirely reflective of the quality that this formula offers.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation
This foundation formula from Chanel is best suited to people who want a full, but nearly invisible coverage. Apart from being subtle, this formula is highly hydrating, creating a fresh and radiant complexion, while offering proper protection against various environmental elements including, but not limited to, the sun rays. Therefore, if you want a jack of all trades type of foundation, do check out this formula from Chanel.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Any reasonable person would expect a film or a TV show to gain a cult following, but not a foundation product. However, this formula from Estee Lauder has managed to do just that, and if you have ever tried it for yourself, you will see why. Offering a larger than average color range, great coverage and long-lasting results, this particular formula is perfect for people who want a multi-purpose foundation product at an affordable price. On top of all that, it maintains a fresh and natural look for 24 hours, regardless of weather conditions and the intensity of the activities you are engaging in. It contains no oil and fragrances – meaning it does not aggravate acne – and it maintains its original color throughout the day.
With so many formulas and versions, even the more seasoned makeup enthusiasts might have a hard time finding the ideal foundation product. However, it becomes much easier if you know what goes well with your skin type and where to look. The five products that we have highlighted throughout the article (with the exception of one) are compatible with all skin types, so there is no reason to be concerned about experiencing side effects. If you are still on the look for the perfect foundation product, make sure to give one of these items a shot.