The 5 Best Foundations for Optimal Polish
Water-based CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup ($10; drugstores) melts easily into the skin and leaves a dewy finish—without clogging pores. (Available in 21 shades)
Like most full-coverage foundations, Shu Uemura The Lightbulb ($55; shuuemura-usa.com) creates flawless skin. But it also contains highly reflective macadamia oil, so the effect is natural and luminous. An innovative dual-sided sponge makes it easy to adjust the finish, from ultra-glowy to matte. (Available in 14 shades)
Dior Capture Totale Triple-Correcting Serum Foundation ($82; dior.com) smooths dry and flaky skin, boosts radiance, and leaves a gorgeous satiny finish. SPF 25. (Available in ten shades)
Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation ($34; sephora.com) feels as if it's barely there, but it evens skin tone just as well as any heavier formula. And it's infused with vitamin C, which can soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. SPF 30. (Available in ten shades)
Enriched with moisturizing ingredients and minerals, Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup ($39; elizabetharden.com) helps hydrate and nourish dry skin for 24 hours and reduce the appearance of pores while adding a subtle glow. SPF 15. (Available in 11 shades)
Remember: The SPF in your foundation isn't enough sun protection; always be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.
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