Best Foundation Formulas
MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 19: Top Model Bella Hadid is seen backstage at the Alberta Ferretti fashion show on February 19, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

There is no makeup quest quite so humbling as the one for foundation. It can be a long, arduous task, but when you find the holy grail (that is your signature) the feeling is indescribable. When it comes to finding the one, think of us as your map, kindly pointing you towards points (or products) of interest. Below, you’ll find all the best in complexion the new season has to offer. Try one, try them all – your perfect match (and face) awaits.

Best Foundation Formulas

Diorskin Forever Skin Glow, $89. SHOP NOW

If you want to marry long wear with a natural finish, its got to be Dior Skin Glow. Available in 36 shades, it’s smoothing, brightening, but still looks like skin. Start in the centre of the face, and work outwards, blending with fingers or a brush as you go.

Best Foundation Formulas

Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation, $57. SHOP NOW

Clean beauty brand Bite have transcended the complexion space, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The Changemaker foundation is creamy and natural-looking with added superfoods (macqui berry) to nourish. It’s got a soft, diffused, glowy finish.

Best Foundation Formulas

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Foundation, $96. SHOP NOW

Don’t let the watery consistency fool you, this foundation a coverage/protective/skincare-skewed triple treat. It’s full of hyaluronic acid (read: hydrating) and has an SPF of 30, because there’s no such thing as too much sunscreen. Surprisingly, it’s got a silky, velvet finish (not dewy or shiny as the texture might suggest).

Best Foundation Formulas

Givenchy Teint Couture City Balm, $76. SHOP NOW

City living has its perks, but pollution is not one of them. Counteract aggressors like blue light and pollution with this sheer, glowy face tint. It’s the perfect middle ground coverage: not heavy but still evens out a multitude of sins (dark circles and blemishes we see you). Apply it quickly with fingers, or work into skin with a damp beauty blender.

Best Foundation Formulas

Guerlain L’Essentiel Pore Minimizer Shine-Control Primer, $83. SHOP NOW

If your makeup is spoiled by midday shine (how rude) try this mattifying primer across the t-zone. It doesn’t have that chalky finish most balancing primers have, rather smooth, silky pore-reducing perfection.

Best Foundation Formulas

Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Hydrate Primer, $56. SHOP NOW

Benefit have reimagined its iconic primer into a hydrating iteration (thanks to shea butter and hyaluronic acid). Creamy and smooth, it creates a nice, even canvas for luminous makeup application.

Best Foundation Formulas

Fenty Beauty What It Dew? Makeup Refreshing Spray, $48. SHOP NOW

This super fine, rose-scented mist leaves a light dewy veil over skin. It’s not sticky, doesn’t feel damp, and gives good glow. What more could you want?

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