Anyone even remotely interested in make-up knows what a struggle it is to find the perfect foundation for yourself. There are so many formulas to choose from; so many shades to try, and varying degrees of coverage to look at.
The thing with foundation is that if you get it right, you get it right, and if you get it wrong, it will never go unnoticed. It can make or break your look.
The perfect foundation is one that will even out your skin without demanding too much, work well with your skin type, look as natural as possible, and last longer than you would need it to. Also, everyone has different needs and expectations from their foundation.
How do you choose the perfect foundation, then? What are the best options?
Now, I am no expert when it comes to makeup. Far from it, in fact. I only ever use foundation when I have a proper formal event to attend and have been using the same bottle since 2016. So it’s almost time for a change, and with the numerous options out there, finding the one that would fit me perfectly could be quite a daunting task, but our friends over at Reviews.com have made it easy.
In case you haven’t come across it yourself, Reviews.com rounded and tested some of the best-selling foundation formulas available, and narrowed down the list to six formulas, out of which they came up with two top picks- one for sheer to medium coverage, and another for medium to full coverage.
After thorough research (the whole of which you can read here), Reviews.com believes that the two best foundations are:
- MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation- for sheer to medium coverage
- Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place- for medium to full coverage
Besides these two, they have four others that they recommend for slightly varied needs.
I highly recommend you check out their research. Besides the whole process of testing different formulas and coming to their conclusion, they also talk about how you can find the right shade for yourself, decide on the coverage and finish you need, and tips for the perfect application.
So, if it’s time for you to change your foundation, you know what to check first!