The Best Foundations You Can Buy on Amazon
As a makeup product, it may seem super old-school, but if there's one thing millennials and their mothers have in common, it's that they're all wearing foundation. After all, who doesn't want the skin-perfecting powers of a great base? But finding the one that's going to match your skintone perfectly, while hiding any imperfections and generally making you look #flawless, can seem like a Herculean task. Good news. We've narrowed the field to seven standouts sure to please even the most discerning product fanatics.
Best Shade Range
With 46 colors to choose from, you're sure to find the shade that works perfectly for you. The oil-free, medium coverage liquid melts into skin, so you won't end up with any dreaded lines of demarcation along your jaw or neck.
Best Natural Pick
You'll feel virtuous and have flawless skin when you wear this organic, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free makeup. The mineral-based formula imparts a dewy radiance to skin and comes with a push button dropper, so you can dispense the exact amount you need and not waste any product (or money).
Best With SPF
You know you need to be wearing sunscreen on the reg (as in daily). This full-coverage liquid foundation makes it easy, seeing as it packs a whopping SPF of 50 (most derms say 30 is enough), in addition to antioxidants to guard against pollution and other stresses of everyday life.
This ultra-handy stick covers absolutely everything with its pigment-rich, longwearing (read: waterproof) formula. Its creamy texture glides on smoothly and feels weightless on skin, making it easier than ever to have photo-filtered skin IRL.
Best for Blending
Oil- and water-free, this silky liquid packs a dose of almost pure pigment. You can use a little (one drop) or a lot (four drops) to go from sheer to full coverage, plus you can mix it into your existing skincare, if you want to be your own cosmetic chemist.
The beauty of a pressed powder formulation is its utter portability—just throw it in your bag and go about your day. As an added bonus, this version has been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of pore size and help keep shine at bay.
Best Drugstore Deal
Available for as little as $2.14 a bottle when you sign up for a monthly subscription, it may seem as though they're just giving this stuff away, but it's actually something you'll want. The matte finish of this liquid won't throw off a whitish cast in pictures, thanks to its light-diffusing complex, so every shot will be Insta-ready.