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Cover Girl & Olay

Simply Ageless Foundation

Emollients and anti-aging ingredients used in Olay creams for your skin are whirled into Cover Girl's best foundation and the results became Allure's Magazine Readers Choice Award for best foundation for 2010.


Foundation SPF 15

Supermodel Rachel Hunter is not only a spokeswoman for Dermacia foundation but wears it. This Best Foundation, recommended by many celebrity makeup artists such as Mercedes Argeneaux, is considered the first truly breathable foundation because it delivers 308% more oxygen to your skin then wearing no makeup. Therefore it helps your skin produce more collagen and is considered a truly anti-aging makeup. It also includes vitamins A, C and E which are anti-aging antioxidants. It fights signs of premature aging with its pantented Lycogel Complex. It also soothes and covers acne, rosacea and excema. It also improves tone and texture. The breathable gel base smoothes away fine lines and wrinkles. It is water-resistant for up to 90 minutes so you can wear it while swimming, exercising or while in the spa.

Giorgio Armani

Designer Shaping Cream Foundation, SPF 20

This Foundation is a 2006 Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Award Winner. It makes your skin absolutely luminous with its micros-silk particles. The foundation’s unique formula smoothes and contours skin. It offers “12 hour moisture comfort” and is recommended for all skin types.

Iman Cosmetics

Oil Free Foundation SPF 8

Supermodel Iman’s makeup line is devoted to matching ethnic skin tones. This Best Foundation is an oil-free formula which diffuses light to minimize tiny flaws and wrinkles. There are great matches for darker skin tones!

Laura Mercier

Oil-Free Foundation

This Best Foundation is Eva Longoria’s favorite and an Instyle Magazine award winner. It is oil free, and comes in natural yellow based colors for a “no makeup look”. Its soft focus appearance smoothes fine lines.

L’oreal Paris

HIP High Intensity Pigments Flawless Liquid Makeup

This is an excellent choice for dark skin tones. Subtle lavender undertones counteract the ashy tones that you may have encountered with other makeup formulations for dark skins. This Best Foundation is a 2006 Allure Magazine Best of Beauty award winner.

L’oreal Paris

True Blend Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17

This Best Foundation is a 2006 Allure Magazine Best of Beauty Reader’s Choice award winner. It comes in a whopping 24 shades, so you are sure to find an excellent match! It provides a light coverage which lets your skin show through. It is ideal for normal to oily skins because of its matte finish. It is ideal for someone who does not have a lot of flaws to cover, but wants a more refined, yet natural look. This foundation offers some great options for pale skin tones!


Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

This Best Foundation is a celebrity makeup artist favorite foundation that gives full velvety coverage, a beautiful matte finish, and comes in a vast array of colors. Silica and talc help absorb oil.


Studio Stick Foundation, SPF 15

This Best Foundation is recommended by Paula Begoun, a makeup expert known as the Cosmetic Cop. It has a creamy texture which is easy to blend so it can be easily layered to cover blemishes. It provides a light to medium coverage with a matte finish. It is recommended for normal to dry skins and is not recommended for acne prone skins.

Paula Dorf

Perfect Glo Foundation

This creamy Best Foundation comes in a compact. It comes in 12 natural looking shades with good choices for both light and dark skin tones. It glides onto skin effortlessly. It transmits and diffuses light, and the creamy consistency provides moisture, making this an ideal foundation for normal to dry skin. This foundation is not recommended for those who are acne prone. Click here for more info on Paula Dorf Perfect Glo Foundaionicon


Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup, SPF 15

This Best Foundation is an Allure Magazine Best of Beauty 2006 Award Winner. It is a foundation that feels weightless but covers very well. It diffuses the look of fine lines and wrinkles and protects skin from the environment.


ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex

This is in our opinion, the absolute Best Foundation you can buy at a drugstore that also puts many cosmetic brands to shame! It provides excellent coverage, covering almost any type of flaw and stays put all day, for up to 16 hours! It comes in a vast array of shades. It doesn’t get flaky or cakey and we think it’s amazing! This foundation comes in formulas for oily/combination skins and normal/dry skins. This foundation is not recommended for those who want light coverage.

Shu Uemura

Nobara Cream Foundation says that they don’t know a makeup artist who does not carry this Best Foundation in their makeup bag. This award winning foundation used on Hollywood movie sets, and is described as an ideal makeup for photos. It works with all skin types, gives great coverage, has a powdery, silky finish, and is water-resistant! It is an In-style Best of Beauty Winner and a Town & Country “150 Best Beauty Products Winner”!


Illuminating Liquid Foundation

This Best Foundation never feels heavy, chalky or dull. It glides on weightlessly for sheer-to-medium coverage and a silky semi-matte finish that evens out flaws while letting your skin's natural luminescence shine through. This foundation contains mineral oil so it is recommended for normal to dry skins and should be avoided by those who are acne prone.


Airbrush Foundation

Allure Magazine voted this new airbrush Best Foundation a truly innovative product of 2006 in its annual Best of Beauty Issue. Here’s what is being said about it: SKII’s Air Touch Foundation uses the wonder of precision to retexture the look of the skin surface, making it appear smooth, translucent and radiant - much like a baby’s skin. At a touch of a button, the amazing ionisation technology delivers foundation one particle at a time for a most precise and natural coverage. When the ioniser is switched on the positively charged micro foundation particles are instantly attracted to the negatively charged micro particles on the face, covering the skin in a single, even and precise layer – no mess, caking or streaking. In addition, Air Touch Foundation is formulated with SK-II’s seemingly miraculous ingredient, Pitera, and moisturizing agents to provide skin caring benefits and hydrate skin." This is an airbrushing gadget that requires foundation refills. The gadget and refills are not exactly inexpensive. That being said, this product provides a light coverage, so if you need medium to heavy coverage, this may not be a worthy investment. But if money is not an object and your skin does not require more than light coverage, it may be hard to keep yourself away from a mirror after applying it, as your skin will amaze you!

Sue Devitt

Triple C-Weed Whipped Foundation

This Best Foundation contains valuable minerals and nutrients from three types of organic seaweed and includes vitamin C antioxidants which combat signs of premature aging. A lightweight whipped texture provides medium coverage. It is recommended for those with dry skin.

Urban Decay Makeup

Liquid Surreal Skin Liquid Foundation SPF 15

This vitamin-infused Best Foundation comes in an adorable genie bottle. It is oil free and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. The yellow-based shades are very flattering to most skin tones to give your skin a natural look. It feels light on the skin but provides medium coverage. If you need more coverage you can layer it and it won’t get cakey. It is long-wearing too!

Best Mineral Foundations

Bare Escentuals

Bare Minerals

This Best Foundation is an Allure Magazine 2006 Reader’s Choice Award Winner. It also won a Glammy Awared from Glamour Magazine. It’s foundation in powder form...but it's not a powder. It is made of minerals that are free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals. The formula provides a refined finish and a light, natural coverage for every skin type and skin tone, and protects with a natural sunscreen. It’s so pure you can wear it to bed! Our favorite products from the Bare Escentuals line include Warmth All Over Face Color which makes your face look like it is basking in candlelight, Glee All Over Face Color which gives your face the glow of giddy joy, and Mineral Veil Finishing Powder which gives your face a refined finish.

Illuminare Cosmetics

Illuminare Foundation

This Best Foundation is a liquid mineral makeup which is supposed to be less messy than powder mineral makeup. Illuminare makes three foundations: Fantastic Finish Foundation is for those who want a 2-in-1 foundation and moisturizer, Extra Coverage Foundation/Concealer is for those who want a 2-in-1 foundation and concealer, and Ultimate All Day Foundation/Concealer is for those who want a matte finish. All three formulas contain an SPF 21 sunscreen.

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