Editors' Pick: 7 Best Foundations
We put tons of foundations up to a face-to-face challenge -- see which makeup is the reigning champ
What she thought: As much of a beauty junkie as I am, I typically try to keep my face makeup pretty basic. After stumbling upon a Bare Minerals infomercial nearly 10 years ago, I'm hooked! My skin is pretty normal -- not too oily and not to dry. The foundation does a perfect job at creating a smooth and even texture over my skin. It goes on matte (which I love) so there's no need to apply a ton to get a soft, even tone. It also matches my shade to a T.
Another plus is how confident I feel wearing it alone even without any other makeup. My skin looks visibly smooth and natural. The container can get a little messy, but it's compact enough to fit in my clutch (a major plus). I use a buffing brush and dip it into the powder, then swirl it into the lid of the container. Then, I tap it off to avoid going overboard with too much product. Just two dips and swirls into the lid is all I need for full-coverage. It's so light and natural-looking, I'm not deeply depressed for suffocating my pores with makeup all night long and waking up with it still on my face. I know I won't break out and I'll never look clown-ish.