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: Cheap this is not, but it is amazing. It goes on sheer, but let's you build coverage as needed and it seriously makes pores and fine lines disappear. And while it does help your skin stay matte, it's less of a chalky, I-used-too-much-powder matte, and more of a softer, naturally grease-free kind of finish. Add in the relatively high SPF (for a foundation) and the fact that it's never made me break out and I think I've found "the one."
To apply it I just use my fingers (makeup junkies might cringe, but I'm way too lazy in the morning to whip out a brush or sponge) and start from the center of my face and smooth it out. I only need about a pea-sized amount to cover my whole face. If I really want it to last I'll mix it with a drop of Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer before I apply, but even on it's own it'll last through a day at the office.
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