Top 9 Popular High-End Foundations

Make up foundations are our great allies in our daily pursuit of a flawless complexion. Not only does the foundation make the face look fresher and more beautiful, it also nourishes the skin and protects it from the sun and external factors. After thoroughly cleansing, moisturizing and refreshing your face, the make up base is the first next step, a very important part, that only works if applied properly and correctly. Therefore, choosing the right foundation is an important decision, but at the same time it is not easy to make. In a market that has countless offers of high-end and drugstore foundations, one is very easily confused, which makes it even more difficult to find a foundation that will meet all our needs. And while doing so, there are too many things to consider: skin type, shades, undertone, covering, finish. Also, an important thing in choosing a foundation is its type. Liquid foundation is the best choice because it is good for both oily and dry skin while providing the best coverage.

In order to facilitate your search for the right foundation, we have done a research and based on that, a list of the most beloved high-end liquid foundations that arouse worldwide enthusiasm. We’ve compared a lot of reviews and summarized it in a few points to help you find the perfect foundation.

 

Top 9 Popular High-End Foundations

1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place

estee lauder foundation

Skin Type: All skin types 

Shade Range: Over 60

Coverage: Medium; Buildable

Finish: Satin

Apply: Fingertips, Sponge, Foundation brush

Pros: This buildable, medium to full coverage foundation is heat-resistant and waterproof. It is oil-free and oil-controlling and won’t look grey on deeper skintones. Perfect choice for those who want a flawless complexion and lightweight feel. Available in Cool, Neutral and Warm undertones. Great for acne prone skin.

Cons: The foundation doesn’t come with a pump so can lead to product wastage (pump also protects the product from the air, which lets it be good for a longer time). It can become a bit cakey, so you really have to watch out not to over-do it (beauty blender could help). Additionally, it can be difficult to remove – try using an oil-based makeup remover instead of Micellar water.

 

armani luminous silk

Skin Type: Dry; Normal

Shade Range: 30 

Coverage: Medium; Buildable

Finish: Natural, satin

Apply: Blending brush

Pros: Luminous Silk Foundation is light, has a super silky feel and doesn’t look cakey. It gives the skin an incredible glow and stays on all day. The thin texture makes spreading and blending very easy. It is oil-free and delivers a luminous finish that leaves skin looking naturally flawless. Can be easily mixed it with moisturizer, sunscreen, or even a facial oil to customize the base.

Cons: Not recommended for people with very oily skin. It doesn’t have SPF.

 

chanel foundation Skin Type: Normal

Shade Range: 10

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Apply: Fingertips

Pros: The foundation is thin, light and velvetty and creates a radiant, luminous effect. It feels ultra light on skin and looks amazingly natural. The formula is very liquid, best for people who already have pretty good skin. It has SPF 15.

Cons: If you have lots of blemishes or acne scars to cover, this may not be the best bet. The water-light texture will work only on good skin, if you need just minimal make up.

 

4. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation

bobby brown foundation

Skin Type: Normal; Combination

Shade Range: 30

Coverage: Medium; buildable

Finish: Matte

Apply: Beauty Blender

Pros: Silky and weightless, it does not gather in between fine lines, creases or laugh lines. It has good coverage and layering doesn’t make it look heavy or cakey. It gives a flawless but natural-looking skin. Matte finish is comfortable, breathable, without feeling too heavy on the skin. Free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates, sulphites and gluten. It has SPF 15.

Cons: It could become sticky and tacky on the skin (you can solve this by just giving a thin layer of your setting powder). You should apply it extremely quickly because otherwise it will dry on your skin within seconds. Its scent is way too intense.

 

5. Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation

Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation

Skin Type: Dry; Combination

Shade Range: 31

Coverage: Medium; Buildable

Finish: Radiant

Apply: Foundation brush

Pros: This lightweight foundation stays in tact for 8 hours and more (with a primer) and gives the skin radiant, glowy finish. It also feels very comfortable on the skin as it’s hydrating without feeling greasy. The complexion appears flawless and even and the pores tightened. Very good for dry skin. Contains SPF 35.

Cons: It can become tacky, so you have to use a ton of powder, which causes the foundation to lose the glow. Even lightest shades tend to be too dark for lighter skin tones.

 

6. MAC Face & Body Foundation

MAC Face & Body Foundation

Skin Type: Normal

Shade Range: 13

Coverage: Light

Finish: Glossy; Dewy

Apply: Fingertips

Pros: This water-based foundation is a lot thinner than most foundations (so it is best to use a water-based primer, or no primer at all). The formula is lightweight and hydrating. The coverage level is enough to cover up mild acne and redness, and to create a more even skin tone. The finish is glossy, even when it’s set with powder.  It gives the skin-like effect.

Cons: It can oxidize slightly. Not enough shades but with the white mixer can be adjusted. A concealer may be necessary if the skin is acne-prone.

 

7. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Skin Type: Combination; Oily

Shade Range: 32

Coverage: Medium to Full

Finish: Matte

Apply: Beauty blender

Pros: This long-lasting and lightweight formula is perfect for people who use foundation every day. It seems ideal for those with normal to oily skin. Even though it’s a matte finish, it doesent look cakey. Oil free and fragrance-free. 

Cons: Not recommended to anyone with even remotely dry skin or large pores. It dries pretty quickly.

 

8. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Skin Type: Normal

Shade Range: 34

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Apply: Fingertips

Pros: It looks like skin – very natural even when applied heavily. This creamy foundation is easy to blend and makes skin look glowing, heathy and radiant. The texture spreads very easily over a very wide area of the skin. Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, and fragrance.

Cons: It can become cakey looking and has the tendency to settle on dry areas.

 

9. Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation

9. Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation

Skin Type: Normal to Dry

Shade Range: 17

Coverage: Light to Medium

Finish: Dewy; Luminous

Apply: Foundation brush

Pros: This foundatioon has a light, airy texture and blends very easily. It is moisturizing and neutralizes minor redness on the skin. This lightweight formula provides nice coverage and gives your face glowy look. It does not settle down in fine wrinkles and pores of the skin. Shimmer is very subtle.

Cons: Light coverage and not suited for acne-prone or oily skin.

 

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