Foundation can be skin’s best friend or worst enemy. A good quality foundation makes a perfect base for makeup and often helps to cover all your skin woes. It can give you a flawless looking skin in no time. There are different types of foundations to choose from but finding the best formula that suits your skin type can be a little tricky. It is really important to understand your skin type. If your skin usually stays dry, it is best to pick something with moisturizing properties like a liquid foundation, stick or cream mousse formula; which will keep skin hydrated and blend into it seamlessly for a perfect smooth finish. If your skin is oily, go for an oil free liquid foundations or powder based foundations which provide full matte coverage and wont budge entire day. If you are someone with combination skin with a little dry and a little oily, look for an oil free based formula that keeps drier parts of the skin hydrated and at the same time keeping oiler parts of the skin sheer free. Once you understand your skin type and what your skin really needs, next step is to find the exact shade. The best way to test the shade is to apply a dot amount of foundation on your bare face and neck. Blend it and check it in sunlight (if you don’t trust the store lightening) and see weather it matches with your skin color. It should look natural just like your second skin.
Listed below are top 10 foundations of 2017 which are tried and tested by us. They work flawlessly on all skin types, making face look brighter and radiant all day long.
1. Huda Beauty Foundation: Huda Beauty Foundation has recently been launched by beauty Guru Huda Kattan. It retails for 40$. There are 30 shades to choose from. The Huda Beauty FauxFilter Foundation provides full coverage, with a water-resistant, matte finish designed for all skin types. This amazing formula makes uneven skin look even, cover blemishes, conceals dark circles and hides all imperfections of skin in just one application. It gives matte powder airbrush finish that looks luminous and radiant, not dry or cakey on face.
2. Fenty Beauty Foundation By Rihanna: Rihanna’s Pro Filt’r Foundation is undoubtedly one of the most incredible makeup launch of the year. With a wide range of 40 shades, this oil free formula easily builds up to give medium to heavy coverage. It is designed to give seamless, instantly smooth and airbrush finish. It blends easily on all skin types and wont clog pores. It is so light and comfortable on skin that it seems you are wearing nothing and your skin looks like skin. It retails for $34.
3. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: This weightless long wear foundation is one of the best foundation of all time. Its hydrating gel formula glides on skin seamlessly giving it silky smooth finish. It costs $64. This works best for someone with dry to normal skin that likes a dewy luminous look. It consists of variety of shades which can easily match up with any skin tone. It provides light to medium coverage with long lasting natural finish which is comfortable to wear throughout the day.
4. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20: This product gives your skin a fresh, healthy no makeup look adding a beautiful dewy glow to the complexion. It comes with broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen which will protect your skin from harmful rays of sunlight. The lightweight formula is ideal for all skin types and can be used as a skin care product or as a foundation. It is extremely long wearing that wont budge or smudge entire day and stays true to color. It is available for $44.
5. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick: The traceless Foundation by Tom Ford is a unique blend of hydrating cream formula that gives a skin flawless finish. It is smooth, long lasting and works like a magic on all skin types. It has a smooth application which is easy to blend. It is by far one of the best foundation available in the market. It has wide range of shades so its easy to select your desired shade. It is buildable from medium to heavy coverage and it seems like you are wearing no foundation at all. It is a little on pricey side and retails for $85 but it is totally well worth every penny.
6. Lancome ‘Dual Finish’ Versatile Powder Makeup: The best powder foundation that will give matte shine free finish. It offers buildable sheer to full coverage and can easily applied using dry or wet sponge. This versatile skin transforming formula comes in 35 different shades that will work on different ethnicities and skin tones. It applies smoothly, feels luxurious and buttery, has great coverage and looks like real skin but even toned and glowy. It costs $39.50.
7.Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation: It is created with high advanced latest technologies of the film and TV industries, look unnoticeable and 100 percent flawless on 4K camera and to the naked eye. Its ultra lightweight texture blends seamlessly into skin giving a natural and radiant finish. It offers complete buildable coverage and is suitable for all skin types. This amazing foundation comes in 40 different shades to cover all skin tones. Its available for $43.
8. Revlon Colorstay Makeup: Revlon color stay makeup is available in two forms. One that features SoftFlex technology for Combination/Oily Skin that smoothes on skin evenly. Its oil free formula gives natural matte finish and controls excess oil. It is one of the best affordable long wear foundation of all time. The other Revlon ColorStay Liquid Makeup Foundation is designed for Normal/Dry skin. It lightweight formula is specially designed to give a complete flawless look by making pores and fine lines disappear with one application. Both formula come with SPF protection and are easily affordable for $12.
9. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation: This long wear foundation gives a demi-matte finish that lasts up-to 24 hours without falling flat. It’s super mattifying creamy formula smoothly glides onto skin giving a perfect complexion and glow. It gives full coverage without looking cakey or dull. It comes in variety of different shades and is available for $10.99.
10. CoverGirl Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder: This fade-resistant face powder is best for people who don’t like putting much product on their face. It gives natural look, sheer coverage keeping face look matte. It is especially designed for darker tones and its best for sensitive skin. It controls oil and helps to make skin look beautiful and radiant. It is available for $7.49 and is a complete winner for its price.