Best Foundations Perfect For Every Day
Skin is in, and it’s not changing anytime soon. For most of us, glowing and natural-looking skin is something we strive for on a daily basis. Whether it’s investing in amazing skincare, drinking tons of water, and eating our antioxidants, there are several ways to get those skin cells turning for as much radiance as possible. While there are many things we can do internally to make our skin glow, wearing the right texture foundation is super important because it covers just enough without being overpowering.
With warm summer months ahead, there’s no need to mess with heavy textures or makeup that’s simply too thick. Give your skin a break and let it breathe naturally with sheer coverage makeup. Here are my top 4 sheer foundation picks that will have your skin looking flawless for months to come.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup
Known for the most popular selling foundations in the world, Giorgio Armani created one of the most beautiful, sheer textures in this foundation perfect to wear every day. Composed of essential oils and pigments, this makeup will be the lightest you’ve ever worn on your skin and provide a hydrating, glowing sheen. You can apply with your fingers to areas of concern or simply blend all over the face, make sure your hands are clean while doing so to avoid breakouts, dirt, and oil spreading to your face.
Shake the bottle a few times before use to mix all the fabulous ingredients together and lightly squeeze a few drops out to start an application. The best part? For a sheer of a texture, as it is, it lasts all day! A great product to wear underneath foundation as a primer or to cover the skin on its own.
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector
A BB cream that is lightweight and super affordable, this is a product perfect for those looking for a tinted moisturizer-type texture that is also extremely comfortable and easy to apply. While most BB creams are pretty lightweight, this has just a bit more staying power and will hydrate, add radiance, brighten your complexion, even skin tone, and protect you from damaging UV rays with an SPF protection level of 15.
A multi-tasking product that gets the job done, is portable for everyday travel, and comes in at just the right price, sounds pretty fabulous don’t you think? Seeing as it’s already sheer, you can wear it alone, or sheer it out even more by adding some moisturizer to it before applying for a light coverage look.
Chanel Perfection Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup
For those looking for a matte finish, this oil-free lightweight fluid texture foundation will give even the oiliest of skin types something to talk about. With soft-focus pigments and a long-lasting matte-velvet finish, it’s perfect for those hot summer days when you need coverage yet your skin still needs to breathe. Most people think that matte coverage means heavy coverage, and with this foundation that simply isn’t the case.
You can get the finish you’re looking for without all the excess, especially if you have oily skin and need to maintain the shine. Apply a small amount to the face with a foundation brush or beauty blender sponge, blending and building coverage as you go.
Makeup Artist Tip: If you tend to be more shiny than usual during the day, keep oil blotting papers on hand to control oil and shine but also keep your makeup intact. This is a great trick to keeping shine at bay yet leaving your skin still looking flawless.
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup
Got breakouts? One of the most frustrating concerns about acne is that when wearing foundation, it can sometimes cause you to break out more when all you’re trying to do is cover your blemishes in the first place. Clinique’s Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup is a perfect foundation for those to wear who experience acne because not only will it cover and conceal; it also contains medicated ingredients to help control breakouts.
A non-irritating solution will also help cover redness and control oil.
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