Are you searching for the best high-end foundation in the market today? Search no more. I’ve compiled this list of the best of the best foundations for 2017, so you know which foundations are worth the splurge!
Best High-End Foundation: Which One is For You?
I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of foundation before. But when those lightweight and airbrush foundations came out, I became an instant fan. The truth is, makeup base is very important, but it works best if used properly and correctly. Makeup foundation allows you to have an even and smooth surface to work on, just like how a painter likes to prepare his/her canvas. Without foundation, it will be hard to achieve that flawless look you’re aiming for. Choosing the right foundation for you is also an important decision you must make, which is why we’re going to take a look at the best high-end makeup foundation you can get your hands on!
1. Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
Truly remarkable indeed. The Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation might just go down as one of the best foundies in makeup history! It provides full face coverage but comes with a demi-matte finish, which makes it work for different skin types. The texture is excellent and it promises up to 24 hours of staying power. And by the way, it comes in 21 different colors, so I’m sure you’ll find your shade. Ladies, this one is surely worth the splurge!
2. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
When it comes to foundation, I’d always prefer liquid ones. But this Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation shall not be ignored. Users of this product swear by its ability to provide full coverage without putting on too much product. It’s HD feature makes you look hella good on camera (that’s why beauty gurus love it!) It’s great for covering red spots, uneven skin tone and other imperfections leaving your skin looking flawless. Neither cakey nor heavy, this foundation offers a finish that, well, just looks like your skin! Probably why it’s called the invisible cover huh?
3. Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
The Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation keeps its promise as it will provide your skin with the perfect airbrushed look, nothing more, nothing less. Although you’ll be paying a hefty price tag for this one, know that it’s going to be worth it. This foundation is like magic in a can. It’s easy to apply and its pearl pigments will keep your skin illuminated!
4. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation
Another stick foundation that made our list is the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation that offers full coverage without the heaviness of the usual stick foundies. It has a creamy consistency that makes it easy to blend and work into your skin. But mind you, this one is waterproof! Nonetheless, if you’re going for light-medium coverage, this product can deliver too! And you got 26 shades to choose from… uh-mazing!
5. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
The Cover FX Custom Cover Drops is definitely a must-try if you’re willing to splurge a bit more than usual. It offers pure pigments that you can easily mix with other foundations, primer, or moisturizer, to get the custom color for your skin. It blends easily and I’ve heard that a drop can provide full coverage already. Just take my money!
6. Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid Foundation
The Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid Foundation is a beautiful foundation that’s great for everyday wear. It’s more on the sheer side, but you’ll love how it illuminates your skin. It promises long-wear and comes with SPF, which again, makes it an ideal foundation for daily use (but I suggest wearing it during dry weather).
7. Doll 10 Hydra Fluid Foundation Drops
This Doll 10 Hydra Fluid Foundation Drops can be a runner up to the Marc Jacob Remarcable and Cover FX Enhancer Drops foundations. Although it only comes in four shades, users love how their skin looks perfect under different lighting conditions. This foundation has a thicker formula than Remarcable, but it also offers full coverage with little product used.
8. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup
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The Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup is another high-end foundation recommended for daily use, although I’m not sure everyone would easily fork over $50 for a foundie. Anyhow, this comes with SPF and sits like a weightless moisturizer on the face. My friend told me that whenever she wears this one, she always has a great skin day!
9. Too Faced Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation
The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is more on the affordable side. I believe it’s around $39. If you like this price, this can be your basic everyday foundation. It has a gorgeous finish and the coverage is buildable. What users like about this one is that its lightweight and your skin will actually feel like you were “born this way!”
10. BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
If you prefer a lightweight, natural, matte finish foundation that gives you full coverage, then this BareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 must be on top of your list! Once you try it, you’ll surely love it. There’s no need to apply tons of powder to achieve a soft look. Just dip and swirl with a buffing brush twice and you’ll get that full, and lightweight coverage you need! As a bonus, the compact packaging makes it easy to carry around with you everywhere!
11. Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Finish Foundation SPF 8
It’s one of those brands that I think twice about pronouncing, but I’ll never think twice about the quality of the Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Finish Foundation. It’s on the expensive side but if you find the right shade, this will be your go-to everyday foundie! Its fluid formula makes it easy to apply and blend in, giving you that natural fresh look. Plus, it gives you enough coverage to hide the imperfections and flaws without being thick or heavy.
12. Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation
There are so many reasons why Koh Gen Do’s Maifanshi Moisture Foundation is included in this best high-end foundation. For one, this is a great foundation for those who don’t like foundations with SPF. I know women who like to have their foundation and SPF separately to prevent breakouts and white cast in photos. Another reason is that this foundation has reflective mineral pigments that help blur pores and blemishes. Want more reasons to love this foundie? Its key ingredients are vegetable collagen, jojoba oil, and squalene!
13. Benefit Cosmetics ‘Hello Flawless!’ Custom Powder Cover-Up
I have a love-hate relationship with powder foundations because of my dry skin. However, this Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless foundation proved that it’s one-of-a-kind! I like its natural finish and lightweight coverage. It makes it easy to layer makeup without looking like you actually layered on makeup. And oh my, the coverage is just perfect! It covers the blemishes without looking like you’re wearing foundation.
14. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
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Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Liquid Makeup is a work of magic! Staying true to its name, the foundation has a barely-there feel but covers everything from freckles to fine lines! Mind you, UD Naked Skin also has a matte finish, but not the flat or drying kind. It comes with 18 glorious shades and I’m sure it won’t be tough looking for the perfect one for your skin. This foundie will give your BB cream a run for your money any day!
15. Merle Norman Perfecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 25
We like having that flawless, airbrushed look, don’t we? This Merle Norman Perfecting foundation contains high-definition 3D pigments allowing you to achieve the airbrushed look effortlessly! With just one application, you’ll get th light to medium coverage you need. Oh! And the satin finish is to die for!
16. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
I haven’t tried the NARS All Day Luminous Foundation but a good friend of mine has, and she swears by it! My friend always had trouble with foundation because the thick formula always clogged her pores and caused more pimple problems. But when she started using this foundie, she told me that it was incomparable to the other foundations she used in the past. She mentioned that it was sooo lightweight and she likes the radiant effect on her skin.
17. Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint
Some like the matte finish, while some like the luminous finish. If you’re the latter, then the Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint might just be your next holy grail of makeup! Actually, it feels more like a creamy tinted moisturizer than a foundie, which I really like. Moreover, the hyaluronic acid is very helpful in keeping the skin hydrated too. I’m in love with the luminous and dewy finish! It makes my skin look younger and glowing!
18. Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation SPF 20
Do you have oily or combination skin? You can give the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation a try. It’s going to ask more from your wallet, but trust that it is worth every penny! This foundation gives a long-lasting soft matte finish that leaves you with flawless skin that others can only dream of. My makeup artist friend describes this foundation as “amazing!”
19. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
For those who have oily skin but highly prefer sticking to pressed powder foundations, the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder Foundation is the one you’re looking for. Pressed powder can absorb moisture on your skin, which will keep the shininess at bay. Just like the other best high-end foundations out there, this one leaves a smooth, matte finish and covers most imperfections, but with the longer lasting effect!
Shopping for the right foundation for you is just the first step. Learning to apply foundation on your face is the next challenge. Learn how to do it properly and perfectly from Jennifer Chiu:
Using foundation can really up your makeup game, but you have to cover your ground. Choose your foundation wisely. Remember, it’s not always about the brand. Although based on my experience, the high-end ones are really awesome! Anyway, you must find the right shade for your skin, and find the right formula to match your skin type as well. Finding the perfect foundation can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, but trust me, you’ll find it! And when you do, it’s going to be a blissful relationship with your trusted foundie from here on out!
Have you tried any of the high-end foundations in this list? What else have you tried? Please let us know in the comments section below!
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