Having flawless fair skin can strike a bold, beautiful style statement. Unfortunately, having fair skin also means that it can be almost impossible to find a foundation which matches your natural skin tone! It’s been no secret that I’ve tried my fair share of foundations over the years. My husband knows the struggle I’ve had, trying to find the perfect shade and consistency to longevity of the foundation and making sure it has SPF for my fair skin. I’ve partnered up with Reviews.com to bring you a true, scientifically researched comparison between the top two foundations everyone should try, no matter your complexion! So if you have been looking for a foundation that will leave your skin looking flawless, then here are the experts top tips for choosing the best foundation your skin.
Reviews.com experts rounded up 364 of the best selling foundation formulas out there (wow that’s alot!) while also interviewing top makeup artists, tested out shades with their shade-matching tools and then personally tested out the top contenders. After 40 hours of research conducted, they found that the MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation was the best Sheer to Medium Coverage and the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place was the best Medium to Full Coverage. I have personally tried BOTH these foundations and have loved them equally!
The MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation I have found to go on very light and thin, but firms and sets very nicely! It gives me a nice natural look which my husband appreciates and stays on all day! This was actually the first “professional” splurge foundation I ever purchased for myself. It’s only $29, which now that I think about it isn’t all that much for a great foundation…but the 18 year old me (10 years ago) was still a little sticker shocked. MAC is known for their long lasting makeup that photographs really well. I always grab this bottle out of my beauty cabinet when my husband and I take our family photos, because I know my skin will look flawless!
The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place is for sure a game changer! It’s build-able and oil free and is perfect for those nights you know you’ll need the makeup to stay on through everything! I pull out my Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation for major events, parties and holidays! Not to mention I love the way it feels going on! It’s a thicker consistency but goes on super light and you feel like your not wearing any makeup at all! Which is a win in my book!
Their runner ups:
- L’Oréal 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)
- MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (Best for Mature Skin)
You can read more about how the experts selected their top two foundations here.