The 6 best foundations for your skin care routine in 2021

Which Foundation is Right for You?

Choosing the perfect foundation may be difficult; it's critical to discover the right formula for your skin, whether oily, dry, or acne-prone, but this isn't always straightforward. It's a cosmetic minefield out there, with foundations ranging from sheer to full coverage, high end to budget, matte to dewy-finish. This begs the question of millions out there, how do you find the right foundation shade?

The right foundation formula can make applying makeup a lot easier and more enjoyable – there's something about genuinely radiant skin that makes putting anything else on your face feel unnecessary – and after a year of not wearing makeup for many of us, now is the time to find the right formula for you.

It's just as crucial to know how to use them effectively. A lot of the time, it's a matter of personal taste. A primer can smooth out wrinkles, blur fine lines, and help the foundation last longer, so it's an excellent place to start. You can also layer hydrating skincare beneath your foundation for a dewy look.

Consider the application method based on the desired result: fingers are fantastic for creating a natural finish. They warm the substance into the skin, whilst makeup brushes help to blend perfectly. Dom Skinner, a makeup artist, has a genius method for creating two different looks from one foundation formula: mix heavy coverage formulas with a face mist to get a lighter finish when you want it. We've compiled a list of the best foundation formulas for various skin types, colours, and problems.

Monika Beauty Blunder Cover

While we may not be able to afford a consultation with Megan Fox's makeup artist, Monika's Blunder Cover can help us achieve her natural skin look. A natural skin finish that looks and feels like natural skin. This foundation-concealer hybrid gives you a solid medium coverage if you follow Monika's advice and buff tiny amounts only where needed but apply all over. There are 14 shades in total, evenly distributed between light, medium, dark, and deep. Minimally used, this is so natural it lasts all day. However, if you go for full coverage, you will need some afternoon powdering due to the plant oils. A new favorite for any no makeup, makeup lover.

Burberry Matte Glow Fluid Foundation

This foundation, described as "life-proof," is exceptionally long-lasting and will keep shine at bay for as long as you need it to. It may seem impossible, yet a matte sheen is precisely what it delivers, leveling out skin tone and brightening simultaneously. Those with oily or combination skin will benefit from a more matte formulation, which helps to reduce undesired shine (generated by surface-dwelling oil) and lends a velvety feel. Also, opt for light to medium, buildable formulas instead of thick coverage, which can settle into pores and fine wrinkles and produce a cakey look.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

This one isn't a cult favorite for nothing. Double Wear, the UK's No. 1 bestselling foundation, has a very buildable consistency that doesn't feel cakey or dry, and it simply won't budge until you want it to. In addition, its oil-free formula creates a demi-matte finish that keeps shine at bay all day. At the same time, the creamy texture blurs fine lines and covers sun spots and pigmentation. As a result, it's an excellent choice for mature skin.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

There are many expensive foundations out there, but you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a unique look. Take, for example, this low-cost pharmacy classic. The moisturizing composition imparts a slight shine to normal-dry skin and delivers SPF 15 to boot. The texture is light and airy, making it simple to build up coverage from medium to full, and those with oily skin will like the matte option.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 Foundation

This matte foundation controls shine and gives your skin a matte look. In addition, it provides medium-to-full coverage that may be built up over time and lasts for 24 hours. So when you're on the go all day and don't want to wear a mask, this is the perfect solution. Although the SPF15 will provide some protection from damaging rays, we recommend wearing a face SPF below it. So it's no surprise that this foundation is highly rated by everyone, from expert makeup artists to beauty beginners worldwide.

bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation

Combat shine with mattifying foundations that absorb extra oil if you have an oily complexion. Powder foundations, such as bareMinerals' Original formula, are an excellent option. However, to avoid exacerbating oiliness, check for oil-free foundations. The key is to choose a formula that is non-comedogenic (not pore-clogging). This powder foundation is remarkably glowy for a powder, plus it just contains five components, so it's a reasonably clean composition.