Editors' Pick: 7 Best Foundations
We put tons of foundations up to a face-to-face challenge -- see which makeup is the reigning champ
Whether they were drugstore brands or high-end brands, the foundations on this list managed to transform us into women with flawless, radiant complexions. Some were multitasking and eliminated the need for concealer or powder. Others were just good ol' one hit wonders and worked like magic too. Bottom line: These seven foundations had a lot to prove, and totally delivered.
But, before you give them a go, keep these important expert foundation tips in mind:
• Apply foundation to the center of your face and blend outward. Always use powder sparingly, and to conceal or brighten dark circles, select a concealer with a pink undertone then gently pat it on. -- Jane McKay, makeup artist for MAC
• "Always prep with a moisturizer before applying foundation. The extra bit of moisture helps makeup slide on smoothly and evenly." -- Barbie Laurino, a global makeup artist for Laura Mercier
• Ideally, your makeup should allow your natural skin to show through, not blanket it. "To get the lightest, most sheer layer of coverage, use a damp sponge or synthetic brush instead of using your fingers." -- Makeup artist Sonia Kashuk
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