You don’t just stumble across the best foundation for any skin type. If you’re passionate about feeling fresh-faced in the morning, you take the time to research the best types of foundation. You need a base you can ace, something to catch the sexy bartender’s eye and lure him in. Fortunately, finding the best type of foundation for your skin type isn’t as high an order as it sounds. Makeup is a big industry and millions of people the world over are on the same quest as you, trying to find a foundation for their skin type. The first step in finding a foundation for your skin type is to figure out your undertone.
Look at the veins on the underside of your wrist to figure it out. If your veins are blue or purple, you have cool undertones. If your veins are greenish yellow, your undertones will be warm. Any other color means the undertones are neutral. Once you know your undertone, it’s time to pick a formula to work with your specific coloring. Finding the right makeup foundation out there can be tough, so I’ve assembled a list of companies who offer a wide range of shades to get you started.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD ULTRA INVISIBLE COVER FOUNDATION
This lightweight foundation comes in 40 easy-to-find shades. If you need a foundation for your skin type, odds are you’ll find it somewhere between Alabaster and Dark Brown. This brand also contains hyaluronic spheres to keep your skin super-hydrated. It’s not just great foundation; it’s great skin care.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC FOUNDATION SPF 15
This cream foundation has slightly less variety. There are only 12 choices to pick from when it comes to matching colors with your skin tone. There is a secret to this cream foundation. It’s infused with a firming mushroom extract that protects skin from sun damage. The best type of foundation keeps you beautiful long after it’s removed.
COVERGIRL TRUBLEND LIQUID MAKEUP
Covergirl is a favorite beauty blog product and is one of the top drugstore foundations. Drugstore foundation may make you nervous, but you can count on this one. It’s a foundation for coverage that still lets your skin breathe. With 21 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find a foundation to fit your skin type.
BOBBI BROWN SKIN FOUNDATION SPF 15
Lightweight and an excellent foundation for coverage, this subtle makeup foundation comes in 30 shades you can match-up with your skin tone. The beauty advice I have when using this product is to trust the coverage. The product may feel thin, but it covers your face better than many thicker brands.
URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN
Beauty blogs focused on skin health and natural beauty love this product. Urban Decay has gotten rid of synthetic fragrances and sulfates and replaced them with green tea and Litchiderm. These fresh ingredients add a shine to your skin and keep it moisturized.
BLACK OPAL TRUE OPAL PORE PERFECTING LIQUID FOUNDATION
If you’re intent on having flawless skin in the morning, this makeup foundation is the thing for you. Oil, fragrance, and paraben-free, this cream foundation will be soothing to your skin as well as giving a fresh sheen to your skin.
GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION
Inspired by the silk texture of this designer’s high-end clothing, this gentle makeup foundation has the special Mirco-Fil technology to add a luminous finish. 23 colors will give you breadth to play with as you compare the shades to your skin tone.
— Scarlett Price