The first step in finding the perfect foundation was to go to the experts. Their team interviewed make-up artists for their recommendations, as well as using shade-matching tools and trying the products themselves.
In order to thin the herd of entries, they began by removing any and all products that contain “controversial” ingredients. This includes formaldehyde-releasing agents, chemical sunscreens, mineral oil, and retinol. These ingredients are often avoided due to their potential health risks and pore-clogging tendencies. No one wants a make-up product that will harm them or make their skin break out.
They also excluded brands that offer less than 12 shades. Women of all races understand the difficult nature of finding the perfect foundation as there is not a “one size fits all” option in this space. Many women across the world struggle to find the right shade and the reviewers opted to look at brands that offer a wide variety of tones and shades in order to assist all people look their best.
Reviews.com settled on two winners for the perfect foundation: MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation (sheer to medium coverage) and Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place (medium to full coverage). Other products that are of note include L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup (best drugstore foundation), Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (best for dry skin), Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (best for oily skin), and MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (best for mature skin).
The MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation offers users a “second skin” effect due to its film formers. The water- and silicone-based foundation glides onto skin effortlessly and works with the body to blend naturally. They recommend using a finger to apply this foundation instead of a brush or sponge in order to achieve flawless coverage. The other thing that led this foundation to the top of the list was its long-lasting wear. MAC Face and Body holds up against rain, sweat, and tears.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place is commended for its full coverage and ability to stay. Another water- and silicone-based foundation, this product goes on sheerer than one would expect despite its strong abilities as both a foundation and cover-up. Users can apply with a finger for lighter coverage or a brush to cover up acne, fine lines or other marks.
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