The Best Foundations of All Time
By Genesis Rivas Published: Jan 20, 2023
Finding the perfect foundation for you can feel like a monumental task. There's so much to consider: Does the shade match both your skin tone and undertone? (This alone is daunting.) Is it made for your skin type? (Do you need an especially hydrating foundation that doesn't cling to dry patches? Or maybe you prefer an oil-free formula to help keep shine in check?) Then you need to consider the coverage, longevity, and finish. (Dewy and luminous? Or matte and flawless?)
To stop your head from spinning, we turned to the ultimate foundation experts: makeup artists who have tested a ton of foundations on themselves and their clients and know firsthand which ones blend best, last the longest, and won't make you break out. Discover their favorites—plus some of Oprah Daily beauty editors' go-tos—below.
11. Best for Mature Skin: Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation
Lerma calls this foundation a pro makeup artist's "best-kept secret." It's a buildable and full-coverage foundation infused with aloe vera. "The finish is subtly luminous, allowing for skin to show through," Lerma says. "I am obsessed with this for no-makeup makeup beauty."