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Not Into Foundation? Try These Amazing Alternatives

Thanks to these genius color-correcting primers, lightweight concealers and tinted moisturizers (and more), you can make foundation a thing of the past
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Foundation is the perfect, well, foundation of any makeup routine: It's designed to cover up any skin issues, even out skin tone and leave your face looking flawless. Unfortunately, it also happens to have something of a bad reputation when it comes to clogging pores and leaving skin suffocated due to some of the heavier formulas out there.

To be fair, foundations today have improved, with lightweight formulas that promise to be breathable while also offering a natural finish. But if you've decided to break up with foundation once and for all, there are plenty of alternatives you can try as your makeup base. From tinted moisturizers and BB creams to primers and color correctors, these new makeup products are arguably as good as wearing foundation. Check out our top picks ahead.

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Tinted moisturizers are a great all-in-one product that gives your skin that needed hydration while also providing light coverage. This BB tinted moisturizer is lightweight and oil-free, so you know it won't clog your pores. It is infused with shine-stopping Amazonian clay as well as vitamins A, C and E. It even has SPF to boot.

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Even if you're lucky enough to have good skin that doesn't need covering up, chances are, your undereyes might still need a touch of concealer. This creamy concealer stays put on your skin and since it's formulated with nourishing ingredients such as avocado, jojoba oil and cocoa butter, it doesn't crease or get cakey.

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Stila One Step Correct, $36
Color correcting can be bothersome, especially when your skin has a lot of problem areas. Thank goodness for this innovative color correcting primer. It has three color correctors swirled inside the bottle, so you get all of it in one pump — perfect for flawless skin in one step!

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Get the benefits of a BB cream, CC cream and tinted moisturizer in one product. This product blurs the line between skin care and makeup in the best way possible — it gives you instant hydration while effectively covering up any skin imperfections.

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NOV 8, 2018 | SHARES
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