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Finding the perfect foundation is like finding the perfect pair of shoes: you just gotta try 'em all. Fortunately, you won't have to pick through hundreds of brands anymore. We've collected the 10 most likely candidates to become your new second skin. Guaranteed to stick with you through thick and thin, wet or dry.


Are they HG material? You bet!


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STAY-ALL-DAY COLOUR
ESTEE LAUDER

Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup SPF 10


Foundation's first job is to stay put, and this one is the undisputed winner. Created with quality ingredients to ensure that it won't budge, this product will probably outlast any event you attend. One application provides medium coverage and a semi-matte finish that duplicates the glow of healthy skin. Fans swear by this one, since they repurchase year after year.




SILKY SMOOTH PERFECTION
YOUNGBLOOD

Natural Loose Mineral Foundation


Want to stay loose? Loose powder is one of the best at blending seamlessly into skin. This mineral formula is talc-free and fragrance-free, ensuring zero irritations. Even sensitive skin won't have a problem. We love that it imparts a natural-looking finish, with a translucent glow that looks lit-from-within. One layer gives you your skin but better, two will hide all imperfections.







DEWY FRESHNESS
GIORGIO ARMANI

Luminous Silk Foundation


With a smooth, luxurious texture, this one's so delicate you might be tempted to save it for special occasions. Don't! This is a foundation that has been everywhere, from TV to stage to parties, so it's already got an ironclad reputation. With this on your dresser, you know you're in good hands. Put it on and enjoy the feeling of silk on skin for the rest of the day.




MINERAL COMFORT
BAREMINERALS

BareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation


When crushed minerals are this fine, they feel more like cool cream than powder. This formula creates a veil that hides every imperfection while bringing out the brightness in your skin. We like to buff it on in circles with a fluffy kabuki brush (which takes way less time than you'd think). The results? Flawless coverage free of preservatives, fragrance, and other breakout-causing chemicals.







ALL-NATURAL LIQUID COVER
JANE IREDALE

Liquid Mineral A Foundation


Looks like a lava lamp from the 70's, but the formula is 100% modern-day genius. This all-mineral fluid is chock full of healthy aloe vera and glycerin, which is time-released to keep your skin moisturized. Since minerals are naturally shimmery, a subtle glow is a given. In a world filled with unpronounceable ingredients, this one is our totally safe and guilt-free alternative.




SUPERIOR LONGWEAR
LANCOME

Teint Idole Ultra 24H Wear & Comfort Foundation SPF 15


Love matte that clings in all the right places? You've got it. Teint Idole promises 24 hours of incredible staying power, and boy does it deliver. What's more, the finish stays opaque and matte, long past the time most other foundations would've started to smear or fade. So if you want longwear, trade yours in. 'Cause this one works overtime.







LIGHTWEIGHT SATIN FINISH
GIORGIO ARMANI

Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20


Like most water-based foundations, this one comes out runny, but blends smoothly and leaves a silky finish with medium coverage. We skip the concealer, because the pigments are good enough to cover even under-eye circles and chin discolorations. Plus, it's got UV protection to keep sun damage away. If you want something that covers all its bases, this is it.




SUN READY
CHRISTIAN DIOR

Diorskin Forever Perfect Makeup SPF 35


Those articles that are always telling you to put on sunscreen? You can ignore them if you've got this foundation on. SPF 35 is enough to get you through the day, provided you're not tanning by the beach. This formula creates a stunning velvet finish that fills in fine lines and diminishes skin discolorations. We can't wait to make all our friends jealous.







BUDGET-FRIENDLY
MAX FACTOR

Smooth Effect Foundation


We get it. Sometimes, you're on a budget. For the price of a lunch set, this foundation will make your skin look even, smooth, and satiny. The shade range is extensive, and will deliver a sheer finish for the days when you want to look put together, but not totally made up. Plus, it's the perfect beauty present for the sister or daughter who's still in school.




MADE FOR HD
GIVENCHY

Photo Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20


If you want to keep up with the times, your foundation's got to be camera-proof. And this one proves its worth the minute you snap a pic. With ingredients to blur lines, pores, and spots, it leaves you ready for your high-def close-up, anywhere, anytime. Oh, and it's also weightless too, so you won't even feel it on your face.


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