A good foundation in the right shade can make you look confident and blemish-free. Picking the best foundation may be a bit of a struggle though. A lot of factors such as formula, shade, coverage, and finish need to be considered, and there are so many brands on the market that finding the perfect match can be overwhelming.

To make it easier for you, we’ve listed some of our favorite foundations (in no particular order) ranging from full coverage to sheer.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

The Giorgia Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been around for more than two decades. It is a cult favorite for many and lives up to its name. This foundation is lightweight and provides a luminous glow to your face with the perfect amount of coverage.

It is easy to blend with a sponge as well as a brush (although a brush will give you more coverage). The result will be an airbrushed look that will last a long time. The foundation is available in forty shades, so you are almost sure to find your perfect match and look like a star every day.

Why We Love It:

  • Easy to blend
  • Airbrushed look
  • Wide shade selection

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

Having SPF in your foundation is one way to make sure you have ample sun protection along with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. The M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid Foundation has SPF 15 that will protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

This foundation has a water-like consistency and has a buildable coverage. You will never have to worry about having a cakey face at the end of the day. If you are looking for a foundation that gives you a natural finish and can last for 12-24 hours, this should be your pick.

Why We Love It:

  • SPF in the formula
  • Lightweight
  • Buildable coverage
  • Long-lasting
  • Matte finish

Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Foundation

Known for its prestigious brand and high-quality products, the Pat McGrath Sublime foundation is no exception. The formula is packed polymers that smooth your skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

This long-lasting foundation has a diamond core powder technology that provides a soft blur to your skin. It’s kind of like you have a filter on in real life! The brand offers different shades and undertones for a true match.

Why We Love It:

  • High-quality
  • Smoothes skin
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines
  • Long-lasting

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation

The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation is a go-to for oily skin and combination skin beauties. It has a long-lasting matte finish that controls the shine all day long. With a buildable coverage, your makeup is sure to look flawless.

This foundation has a climate-adaptive technology that is humidity-resistant even on hottest, rainy summer days. Our favorite thing about this foundation? The shade selection! Fenty has something for ALL women with 50 shades to choose from.

Why We Love It:

  • Matte finish
  • Controls oil and shine all day
  • Heat and humidity resistant
  • Expansive shade selection

Bite Beauty Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation

Bite Beauty has a range of incredibly advanced products. The Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation has micellar technology and is loaded with antioxidants. These ingredients make the formula perfect for all skin types and gives your skin a natural finish.

If you are not a fan of heavy full-coverage foundations, then this foundation is the one for you. Moreover, it has a clean ingredient list for those looking for simple and straightforward ingredients in their beauty products.

Why We Love It:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Perfect for all skin types
  • Natural finish
  • Lightweight coverage
  • Clean ingredients

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Foundation sticks are convenient for traveling and easy to use on the go. The Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick is a full-coverage, waterproof foundation. It acts as a foundation and concealer stick in one and has a long-wearing formula that will make your skin look luminous all day.

Another incredible feature about this foundation is that it adjusts to your body heat. Therefore, it blends in a seamless manner without requiring too much effort.

Why We Love It:

  • Great for traveling
  • Full-coverage
  • Waterproof
  • 2-in-1 foundation and concealer
  • Long-lasting formula
  • Blends easily with other makeup products

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup foundation has a formula that works on any skin type. The buildable coverage is perfect for those with acne and redness as its formula smoothes the skin’s surface and covers any discoloration. It has a satin finish that minimizes blemishes without accentuating textured skin. There are over sixty shades, so you will not have a hard time finding your match.

You may alter the coverage a bit with the method of application. A sponge applicator will give light coverage. On the other hand, using a brush will give full coverage that will last for hours.

Why We Love It:

  • Perfect for any skin type
  • Buildable coverage
  • Good for acne and redness
  • Over 60 shades

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

The Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation is a cult-favorite that will not break the bank. This foundation has a medium coverage and is great for those with acne-prone skin or issues such as large pores and scars, but the water-based formula works well for all skin types.

You’ll also get SPF protection with this foundation, which is an added bonus. It’s available in 35 different shades and promises to keep your makeup in place all day long.

Why We Love It:

  • Great for acne-prone skin
  • Works well for all skin types
  • Medium coverage
  • SPF protection
  • 35 shade to choose from

We hope these options will help you find your perfect foundation match. One trick to make your foundation last all day is to use a primer and setting spray while blending. Let us know which foundation is your favorite!