Finding your perfect foundation just got easy, because we've got the best foundations for *every* skin type, including oily skin, dry skin, combination skin and pale skin. Time to get flawless...
From the best foundation for oily skin which guarantee to cover acne seamlessly, to the best foundations for dry skin, we’ve covered everything.
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First up, coverage is key. The best foundation for combination skin might not be the best one for pale skin, so nailing your perfect skin perfector really is worth it.
Whittled down from thousands, these 19 super foundation makeup buys are all worthy of a spot in your beauty bag, all you have to do is click through our gallery to find your skin’s perfect partner.
There’s everything from lightweight formulas like Maybelline’s Flawless Nude Foundation, £8.99, which feels virtually undetectable, too full coverage foundation like Revlon Colorstay Foundation, £12.49, which is so long-lasting it’ll stay put for a whopping 24 hours!
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(Because who says flawless skin has to break the bank when you have the best drugstore foundations at your fingertips?). We even found the best foundation for dry skin, with Clarins ultra-hydrating True Radiance Foundation, £27, which will soothe parched patches and give a model-worthy glow.
No matter what your skin type, dry, combination, dull, patchy, mature… We’ve got the foundation that’ll get you looking gorgeous in no time. So there’s no excuse not to have picture-perfect skin with these Make-Up Artist-approved formulas. And for more tips, take a peek at our Foundation Hacks round-up.
So, if you’re stuck in a make-up rut and want to ace your base, it’s time to get clicking and check out our ultimate round up of the best 19 foundations out there. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it!
Best Foundation: Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation, £34.50
This water-based foundation blurs over imperfections with a medium to full coverage. The formula is also super hydrating, leaving your skin looking glowing and gorge.
Best Foundation: SUQQU Foundation, £62
This super moisturising foundation gives a completely flawless foundation base, without totally masking your own skin’s natural texture
Best Foundation: Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foundation, £28
This lightweight liquid foundation leaves skin looking luminous and dewy all day long. Plus, the cute pipette top makes for seriously easy application. We heart it.
Best Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, £7.99
The latest foundation contains no oils, no wax, nothing nasty – and the formula rivals even the most expensive bases. Get it before it's gone.
Best Foundation: Dior Water BB Moisturizing Tinted Aqua-Gel, £40
Dior's sheer cover water foundation is so lightweight, it's perfect for summer holidays. Pack one in your suitcase and you can fake a flawless beach face.
Best Foundation: Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick, £23
Super easy to use, this creamy stick glides over skin and blends well for sheer to moderate coverage. It’s long-lasting too.
Best Foundation: NYX Cosmetics High Definition Foundation, £12.50
With its light-diffusing technology this is the perfect foundation for skin that looks like it’s been filtered.
Best Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, £29.99
This flawless-finish foundation promises to stay on for 15 hours – and we can attest to that fact, it really does! Great for staying on all night long.
Best Foundation: Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, £30
The Velvet Matte Skin Tint from Nars is the perfect everyday foundation. With SPF 30 it protects your skin and provides good coverage that lasts all day.
Best Foundation: Bare Minerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation, £23.93
The first ever liquid foundation from the iconic mineral beauty brand, this fuses skincare and make-up in one to create a hydrating full coverage foundation that doesn’t feel heavy or pore-clogging.
Best Foundation: The Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, £25
The Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector is a sheer moisturizing foundation that feels extremely lightweight on the skin.
Best Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium-to-Full Coverage Foundation, £28
This new foundation by Too Faced offers an undetectable coverage, which camoflages all imperfections. Plus, it's infused with coconut water, so it naturally hydrates your skin, leaving you with a radiant look.
Best Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £29.50
We kid you not, this foundation is basically a miracle in a bottle. The 'hyper-intelligent' formula will give you a full coverage but feel super lightweight on your skin. Buff it on with a buffing brush for an air-brushed finish.
Best Foundation: Rodial Skin Tint + SPF 20, £45
Expect endless compliments when wearing this foundation, because it truly is one of the best in the game! The super light formula gives your skin the perfect amount of coverage without leaving you looking like you're wearing any make up at all. It brightens, evens and smoothes your skin, giving you a gorgeous glow. Our Beauty Assistant is obsessed!
Best Foundation: Revlon ColorStay Make-Up, £9.90
Want a foundation that stays put from morning till night?! The base beautifier will keep oily skin under wraps all day long.
Best Foundation: YSL Fusion Ink Foundation, £32.50
This is your answer to flawless skin. With such a buzz around the space age formula (it took months of research to create and was inspired by Nasa technology), it’s virtually a modern day miracle!
Best Foundation: Pur Liquid Veil Foundation, £28
This spray-on skin perfector is like photoshop in a bottle, it smooths skin and hides imperfections in just one spritz.
Best Foundation: Maybelline Flawless Nude Foundation, £7.75
Say hello to model-worthy skin. This is ultra-light and virtually undetectable on the skin but it still gives a flawless coverage.
Best Foundation: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin Foundation 24 HR, £28
If you suffer with spots, don’t stress! This clever foundation monitors the skins oil levels, helping to control excess oils throughout the day and stopping spots in their tracks.
Best Foundation: Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, £34
Using natural waters and silica instead of oils, the matte effect this creates is great if you suffer from that mid-afternoon shine on your T-zone. In 24 shades, there’s something for everyone.
Best Foundation: Clarins True Radiance Foundation SPF15, £27
This feels so lovely on the skin, you won’t know you’re wearing it – until you look in the mirror and see how hydrated and glowy your face looks. With pollution-fighting Moringa seed extracts, it’s an all-round protect and perfector.