A good makeup look depends on building a solid base. You’ll need a primer to smooth out pores and help makeup adhere, a foundation to even out imperfections and loose powder to set the makeup. Here are the best foundations and primers that will suit different skin types.
No filter is needed with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer, $48 (32 ml). This lightweight yet moisture-rich primer blends effortlessly into the skin to create a soft, airbrushed effect. Ready for your close-up?
Count on the Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV SPF16 PA++, $17 (25 ml), to keep shine at bay, thanks to its long-lasting formula that helps you stay matte and streak-free all day.
Blur out imperfections instantly with the M.A.C Lightful C + Coral Grass Tinted Primer SPF 45 PA++++, $71 (30 ml), which glides seamlessly onto skin for a gorgeous toned-up and radiant finish.
The Albion Elegance Filmic Skin EX, $90 (30 ml), a featherlight formula that’s buildable and feels barely-there, offers just the right amount of coverage for naturallooking, everyday wear.
The Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation, $60 (30 ml), can be layered to a velvety-matte finish that wears for up to 24 hours without weighing you down.
The Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 PA+++, $92 (30 ml), is infused with a botanical blend of skin-perfecting herbs to deliver a radiant, litfrom- within glow.
The name of the Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup, $60 (30 ml), says it all. On top of its heavyduty camouflage capabilities, this all-day foundation keeps your skin hydrated so you’ll look and feel refreshed!
You no longer have to worry about touch-ups with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup, $71 (30 ml), a mattifying foundation that’s comfortable to wear all day without leaving any cakey mess.
Made with mineral pigments and skinloving ingredients like macadamia nut oil, the Dr Hauschka Foundation, $73 (30 ml), gives you lightto- medium coverage that’s naturally luminous for all skin types.
We’ve got you covered with the Hera Black Foundation, $75 (30 ml). This 24-hour wear foundation boasts serious staying power, with full coverage, and doesn’t budge no matter what life throws at it.
Lightweight and breathable, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector, $77 (50 ml), gives you a sheer wash of colour for that coveted no-makeup makeup look with zero fuss.
The all-in-one IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, $62 (32 ml), colour-corrects, brightens and masks imperfections, while providing amazing coverage.
In radiant and matte variants, the Shiseido Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder, $70 (6 g), has microfine powders to blot away excess shine while adding a dash of highlight for a litfrom- within glow.
Add the perfect finishing touch with the Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder, $52 (10 g), which helps to instantly set your makeup for a flawless all-day look.