The Best Foundation for Every Skin Type

Wondering which foundation is best for you? Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, read on to meet your perfect foundation makeup match.

No matter what your beauty aesthetic—from full-on glam to a natural glow—it’s all about that base: Gorgeous-looking skin is always the starting point. Luckily, today’s foundation makeup makes this easy to achieve, evening out any imperfections, so you’re starting with a fresh canvas. Plus, with so many foundation options available today, it’s a cinch to find one that suits your skin type and delivers the level of coverage you love. Favour a full-coverage foundation or a sheer and dewy finish? Looking for the best foundation for oily skin or the best moisturizing foundation for dry skin? Read on to find out which foundation is best for you.

Best foundation for all skin types: medium to full coverage

“Heavy-coverage foundation” used to mean wearing a cakey mask, but thankfully that’s no longer the case. With L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation, which suits any skin type, you can gradually build from medium- to full-coverage foundation. The second-skin finish is breathable, feels incredibly lightweight and looks fresh all day long. In fact, the ultra-thin liquid foundation makeup contains three types of oil absorbers for staying power, making it waterproof, sweatproof and transferproof so you don’t have to worry about a midday meltdown.

Best foundation for dry skin: luminous finish

If your skin type is on the dry side, the light doesn’t bounce as well—which means it can look dull and lacklustre, too. The best foundation for dry skin is an instant glow in a bottle: L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Foundation. Not only is the buildable coverage lightweight and luminous but the foundation formula is also 40 percent pure water, drenching skin with hydration. Plus, the foundation features vitamin C, a hero ingredient well known for its brightening power, so your skin will look even healthier and more radiant over time. Even though this liquid foundation makeup is especially great for dry skin, it can suit any skin type.

Best foundation for oily skin: demi-matte finish

Real skin never looks totally flat and one-dimensional, so the best matte foundation shouldn’t either. Even if your skin type is oily, opt for a demi-matte finish. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation may feel as light as air, but it’s long-wearing (up to 24 hours), creamy and oil-free. The genius is in the foundation formula’s micro-sponge technology, which absorbs excess shine without any of that old-fashioned cakiness. You can adjust the level of coverage just by switching up your application style: Buff out the foundation makeup with a sponge to keep the effect sheer or build up the product for fuller coverage.

Best foundation for combination skin: custom finish

Can’t find the best foundation for combination skin? Try this trick borrowed from the multi-masking trend: Since different areas of your face have different needs, you can choose two types of foundation with varying finishes and tailor application accordingly. For example, if your cheeks are the most parched, that’s where you’ll want to apply a more hydrating, luminous foundation for dry skin, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. If your forehead, nose and chin tend to get shiny, target your T-zone with mattifying makeup like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation , the best foundation for oily skin.

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