March 2023

My Top Five Foundations for Perfect-Looking Skin

I like to protect and even out the tone of my skin every day with a light foundation. I have tried so many over the past few months and found these to be the best and most natural. I am very sensitive to smell and perfumes so the five listed below have a slight pleasant scent if any. Here are my favorites whatever your budget:

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Chanel finally came out with a super lightweight water-based foundation last spring and I think it is one of their best new products. The ultra-fine and oil-free fluid feels like a second skin and blends easily. It is available in 10 shades and contains SPF 15.

Buy Now, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, $45

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Laura Mercier is a cult favorite and I must admit I am one of their biggest fans when it comes to natural-looking foundation. Even though the name says tinted moisturizer, this superb formula has coverage and evens out the skin perfectly. I like both formulas depending on the season (oil-free and regular). This foundation also has SPF 20.

Buy Now, Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $42

Sue Devitt’s 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation

The Triple Seaweed Foundation is an oil-free gel formula that evens out skin imperfections and offers an instant healthy glow. I like that it is super lightweight and 70% water based so you can layer if for more coverage as needed. Also, visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines–just love it!

Buy Now, Sue Devitt 70% Triple Seaweed Gel Foundation, $38

L’Oreal Visible Lift Instant Age-Reversing Foundation

For a lightweight and soft foundation, L’Oreal’s Visible Lift is a great product, especially for the price. It protects your skin with SPF 17 and evens out skin tone. Plus, it comes with a brush applicator and is easy to apply!

Buy Now, L’Oreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Instant Age Reversing Foundation, $15.95

Revlon PhotoReady

Revlon PhotoReady foundation gives you picture-perfect skin without caking and feels light on the skin. It can be found at your local drugstore but feels like expensive department store make-up.

Buy Now, Revlon PhotoReady Makeup. $13





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5 Responses to “My Top Five Foundations for Perfect-Looking Skin”
  1. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is my ultimate fav…go on so silky and sheer.

  2. Michelle says:

    I love Avon’s foundations. They are light, gives great coverage and oil free.

  3. ANGELA FALCO says:

    Funny that the Chanel Foundation was the first one on your top five list as I also have very sensitive skin and think that is the culprit of the terrible rash that I now have on my face. They coincided around the same time so I am inclined to think so. I stopped using it but also started antibiotics and my skin seems to be clearing up now. I think I’ll go back to the Guerlain foundation I was using. I can’t believe that one didn’t make your list. Also Nars, two of the best I have used.

  4. Irene Bietsch says:

    Lancome has a new foundation that blends seamlessly into the skin tone. It give the appearance of a lit from within glow. is sheer but has enough coverage to even out the tone of the skin.

  5. Arielle Bond says:

    I’m loving “TooFaced” oil free foundation – great coverage – good colors and lasts all day.