It wouldn’t be surprising if finding the best foundations has become more of a priority for you lately. Our Zoom-filled days of the past year have now combined with IRL events for maximum face time, and we’re looking at our reflections like never before. The desire to put your best face forward is understandable.
Luckily, many of the best foundations out there have been formulated to not only deliver immaculate coverage, but prioritize our skin’s health as well. From a hydrating, hyaluronic acid–infused formula to a long-wear, glow-prolonging solution, here are the best foundations to shop right now.
Beauty Blender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation
Those searching for a long-lasting foundation, look no further. When dabbed on via the brand’s cult pink sponge, Beautyblender’s uniquely packaged foundation delivers a surge of hyaluronic acid and flawless coverage that lasts all day.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Those with a tendency to break out are likely to seek out an oil-free foundation. Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation fits the bill: it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Laura Mercier’s reformulated cult tinted moisturizer is filled with macadamia and kukui seed oils for nourishment and overall skin health, creating a dewier, more soft-focus finish.
Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Skin
High-performance clean foundations can be tough to find. Fortunately, Westman Atelier’s Vital Skin Foundation Sticks, which are laced with two kinds of camellia oils that act as a shield against environmental damage, provide a buildable, weightless coverage.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation
This Pat McGrath foundation delivers a luxurious experience with a mix of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and diamond core powder technology, to deliver equal parts hydration and skin texture improvement. The end result? A light reflective, healthy glow.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Armani’s luminous finish formula blends in seconds for a lit-from-within glow that stays put. The foundation is buildable yet lightweight and hydrating, thank to its Micro-fil technology which works to create a smooth, cushiony application.
Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation
Those who have sensitive and acne-prone skin, this breathable foundation is the one for you. It makes soothing and healing the skin a priority with vitamin E and aloe vera-infused ingredients. While most foundations are water-based, this one has a gel base which helps in preventing the collection of bacteria and won’t clog pores.
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation
This SPF 40-infused foundation will transform how you think about tinted moisturizer. The formula offers a lightweight shield from harsh sun rays and blue light. Hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide round out the powerhouse ingredient list.
UOMA Beauty Say What!? Foundation
If achieving a pore-blurring look is your goal, Uoma’s foundation has got you covered. Its biomimicry pigment technology recreates the look of skin for a full coverage effect. It’s also layerable, so you don’t have to worry about it looking or feeling cakey.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation
This foundation is stacked with avocado, raspberry seed, green tea seed, jojoba oil, all of which work together to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and provide deep hydration while you’re getting your desired level of coverage throughout the day.
Black Opal True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation with SPF 15
Great for those on the go, this do-it-all foundation stick allows you to have a quick swipe of coverage—be it all over, under the eye, or to hide blemishes—in seconds. The hypoallergenic formula is also designed for those with sensitive skin in mind. A combination of vitamin E and C help to brighten and hydrate skin simultaneously.
Exa High Fidelity Foundation
This clean beauty brand’s foundation uses a mélange of maqui berry and acai fruit oil help with protection against environmental aggressors, while microalgae hydrates and renews the complexion for a flawless finish.
RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation
This foundation is formulated with organic coconut oil and jojoba oil to soothe and protect skin, providing a hydrating, skin-evening solution for those with sensitive skin.
Chanel Les Beiges Foundation
Meadowfoam seed oil balances skin and locks in moisture, while light-reflective pigment creates a pore-blurring effect for coverage that lasts for at least 12 hours.
Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
If a matte finish is your jam, this foundation will provide just that. The formula is oil-free and resists sweat and humidity so that your sheen-free look stays in place from morning to night.