That sense of satisfaction and euphoria of finally finding the perfect foundation is so overwhelming that only women who have been there can relate to. Whether it is something that lasts long, controls oil or nourishes your skin, navigating the endless shelves and counters of beauty products can be a challenging task. So regardless of what your skin type and skin concerns are, here are the 8 best editors-approved foundations to answer your makeup prayers.
1 / 8 Picking a foundation that suits your skin type is the first step towards attaining a flawless finish. Whether you have oily or dull skin, these foundations are sure to cater to your skincare needs.Read more
2 / 8 Long-Lasting: Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion ($78)Read more
With a lightweight texture, soft matte finish, buildable formula and round-the-clock wear, what more can you ask for in a foundation really?
3 / 8 Sheer Coverage: Kate Secret Skin Maker Zero (Liquid), $29Read more
For those looking a foundation that hides imperfection without forming a visible layer over skin, try this sheer foundation from Kate. It has a unique formula that enables it to adhere closely onto skin without feeling like you have makeup on. Also present is water soluble collagen, which keeps skin plump and dewy.
4 / 8 Hydrating: La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 ($190)Read more
You will never look at makeup application the same way again, once you experience the very first application of this creamy foundation. Unbelievably smooth, it glides onto your skin seamlessly, diminishing the appearances of uneven skin tone, dry patches and fine lines. Throughout the day, your skin remains vibrant, plump and luminous.
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5 / 8 Full Coverage: M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($55)Read more
Designed to meet the most demanding of conditions like photo shoots and runway shows, this full coverage foundation covers skin flaws in one simple swipe. Plus, its high performance texture stays vibrant and doesn’t oxidise throughout the day. Neither does it cake, streak, crease, fade nor sink into lines and pores for up to 12 hours. Best part, it doesn’t feel heavy at all even in our heat and humidity.
6 / 8 Mattifying: Mamonde Brightening Cover Powder Cushion ($32)Read more
Perfect for those with enlarged pores and uneven skin texture, this medium-to-full coverage cushion sits on top of the skin like a sheer veil to conceal imperfections. Thanks to oil-absorbing powders, it also soaks up excess sebum during the course of the day so your complexion remains velvety matte even without setting it with a powder.
7 / 8 Dull Skin: Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact ($55 for refill, $20 for cover)Read more
Beyond providing coverage that hides skin imperfections, this delightfully lightweight cushion foundation also imparts skin with a lit-from-within radiance, thanks to its blend of ultra-fine brightening pigments. It also features an auto-adaptive Time Match Powder which diffuses skin according to skin’s sebum levels so your skin always glows but not shine.
8 / 8 Anti-Ageing: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense ($105 for 15g x 2)Read more
Enriched with age-defying Red Pine extract, this nourishing cushion instantly drenches skin with hydration and energising ingredients. Thanks to its medium to high coverage finish, it smoothes out lines and banishes dullness for a plump and velvety complexion—perfect for those who struggle with foundation settling into wrinkles and fine lines.