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Our 15 favorite foundations of all time

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When it comes to makeup, the last thing you want to skimp on is the foundation. No matter how well you apply your other makeup, a bad foundation will ruin all of it. Since it’s the base of everything you’re putting on, you’ll want a product that will spread evenly, not crease and have plenty of staying power. Below are some of the top foundations on the market.

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation: This thin formula will feel like nothing is on, while smoothing out your complexion.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation: This foundation is perfect for those with oily skin. It leaves a matte finish and helps hide acne without clogging pores.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation: This affordable option is available nearly everywhere, and it has lots of shade options to match your complexion perfectly.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation: This nourishes with mother of thyme and St. John’s wort, while providing lightweight coverage.

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream: Somewhere between a tinted moisturizer and a thick foundation, this product covers without going on too thick.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Broad Spectrum SPF 15: If you need an SPF with your foundation because the sun is your enemy, this lightweight, hydrating formula is for you.

L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation: This formula gives radiance and cleanly covers spots.

Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact: This foundation comes in a sponge for easier dabbing or all-over application.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation: This product uses mushroom extract to firm skin and tighten pores, hyaluronic filling spheres to moisturize and vitamin C to nourish.

L’Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup: This moisturizing makeup is great for people with dry skin. Plus, it packs antioxidants.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer: If you’re strapped for time, or have a lot of spots you want covered quickly, this foundation and concealer is a good choice.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup: Here’s another lightweight formula for when you want to feel like you’re not wearing any makeup.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation: Hyaluronic spherescover all the imperfections you’re looking to hide. It comes in forty shades.

Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup Broad Spectrum 35: Containing SPF 35, this non-oily formula is lightweight and provides shine control. Great for those with oily skin and a history of easy sunburns.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: This SPF 15 formula gives buildable coverage.

Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.