Next to skincare, good foundation is a EVERYTHING. I have to say, I've tried almost every foundation (thank you Ulta + Sephora for murdering me of my time and money) and I wanted to do a post to share my top 5 to save you the hassle. In my experience, these are the BEST foundations that deliver a flawless complexion. What are your go-to foundations? Comment your favorites below!
1. IT! Cosmetics // Your Skin But Butter CC+ Cream with SPF 50
This is my #1 choice for every day foundation. A sales person at Ultra recommended it to me after I told her that I have extremely sensitive skin, but still like a good amount of coverage. The finish is luminous and it covers up much more than typical BB or CC cream. The fact that it has SPF 50 is awesome too! It really is your skin, but better. I use the medium shade and apply it with the IT! Cosmetics foundation brush.
2. Bare Minerals // bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20
A tone correcting foundation and hydrating skin care serum in one. This foundation is super lightweight with adjustable coverage. I like to use this during colder months when my skin is dull and needs a dewy brightness. My shade is Bare Natural 07.
3. Lancome // Teint Idole Ultra 24h Long Wear Foundation
The best foundation for a night out. It's an oil-free, long wearing foundation with a velvety-matte finish (which is great for photos!) It's full coverage but without feeling heavy or cakey. My skin feels SUPER smooth after using this and it also helps with redness. I use shade 330 Bisque N.
A long lasting foundation with a thicker texture. It has a matte finish, good coverage, and is paraben + sulfate free. I like to use this one in the summer when my skin is oily. My shade is Light/Medium Beige.
5. Makeup Forever // Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
An HD foundation developed specifically for the film and TV industry's harsh lighting. If you plan to be on camera or be photographed, this is the foundation to use! It has a medium, buildable coverage that is 100% natural. Makeup Forever also has a great variety of shades. I use the shade 120 Soft Sand.