11 Best Foundations You Need Right Now


“I'm not a foundation person,” is how most of the team ELLE prefaces their foundation picks. Blame BB creams, tinted moisturizers, and the prevalence of no-makeup makeup, but there's a recent reluctance to come out as a daily foundation wearer.

“I’ve been obsessed with this foundation for years. It requires very little blending and the creamy formula looks exactly like actual skin. Well ‘actual skin' if it were spotless and glowing. The price tag hurts, but I build up the coverage lightly and slowly so none goes to waste. I also only use it on special occasions and wear a more affordable CC cream on an average day.”—Katie Becker, Beauty & Health Director, ELLEAcne Solutions Liquid Makeup

“The foundation that singlehandedly got me through high school and my accompanying acne, Clinique's Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup, is smooth, oil-free, and unobtrusive. It provides long-lasting coverage while also remaining light and blending seamlessly with my skin tone.”—Savannah Walsh, Editorial Fellow, elle.com

“My new favorite foundation is the Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural 16H Wear Foundation. I must be honest, I’m not normally a heavy wearing makeup girl because I prefer a natural look and it’s hard finding foundations that match my complexion. But I love this one! It’s super-light and still feels natural without being too heavy and looking caked on. For those life events when I want to be the *best* version of myself, this is my go-to.”—Kia Goosby, Fashion Editor, Hearst Fashion Group Vital Skin Foundation Stick

“After a decade in the beauty industry I’ve learned wearing expensive mascara is pointless, but pricey foundation is worth the splurge. This glide-on stick offers blendable medium coverage—hides age spots as needed, doesn’t blot out freckles entirely—and doesn’t readily slip off. I also love that it’s not just a foundation. Hydrators like squalene and coconut oil, plus a few botanical antioxidants mean it’s also acting as a skin treatment, too. Also, the matte pink tube is substantial, pretty, and makes me feel expensive.”—Hannah Morrill, Contributor, elle.com

Airflash Spray Foundation

“Two people have stopped me on the street recently to ask about my skin. I credit it to a few things, including drinking a lot of water, Dior Airflash Spray Foundation, and saying a spell during a full moon. (Just kidding on the last one.) I like to spray Airflash onto my hand then buff it onto my face with an Artis brush so the coverage is lighter. It never feels like I have foundation on but perfectly evens out my skin so I can skip cover up, which rules.”—Margaux Anbouba, Associate Beauty Editor, ELLELuminous Foundation

“In a perfect world, I wouldn’t have to use foundation to cover up my acne scars or hide any active breakouts. Luckily, Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation does a pretty good job of hiding my impurities all while making me look all fresh-faced and radiant with just one pump—yes, it’s that good!” – Nerisha Penrose, Assistant EditorAirbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation

“All I need in this life of sin is a full-coverage foundation that feels lightweight. Charlotte Tilbury's magical formula manages to do both, while keeping my oily face matte and poreless.” —  Ariana Yaptangco, Social Media Editor, elle.com

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