A good face of makeup always starts with a good base. Now that the natural look is in, many people are switching to tinted moisturisers or BB creams. If you’re not that comfortable with your skin and still want the higher coverage of foundation, look no further. Here are some recommendations for the best natural looking foundations that keep your face from looking cakey.
BareMinerals is one of the best places to check for natural looking foundation — it’s in their name! Their newest foundation, Bare Pro, is full coverage for 24 hours but still has a finish that looks and feels like skin.
NARS’ founder believes in great skin, so he has created this longwear foundation that gives you perfect-looking skin while still being natural instead of cakey. This foundation lasts for 16 hours, and although it’s full coverage, it’s super breathable.
Trick people into believing you were born with perfect skin by wearing Too Faced’s Born This Way foundation. The coverage on this is buildable and will help hide any imperfections while still remaining completely undetectable.
If you’re oily or acne prone, this is a great natural looking foundation that will help hide the appearance of blemishes without ever looking cakey. This foundation glides effortlessly onto the skin and can be built up or sheered out depending on how you apply it.
For a perfect base that feels ultra lightweight, Becca’s Aqua Luminous foundation is the one for you. This one is water based so it won’t irritate oily or acne prone skin. The formula is sheer enough to look natural, but still blurs out imperfections.
This is definitely a luxury foundation, but Chantecaille is one of the best brands out there for creating skin-like bases. The future skin foundation has a gel-like consistency that blends out beautifully on skin and can be built up to hide even the worst blemishes. Definitely a true winner.
For skin that looks like skin and is never flakey or cakey, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin foundation is a safe bet. This light diffusing formula will make your skin look absolutely flawless without looking or feeling too heavy.
Bobbi Brown is the pioneer of enhancing natural beauty, so of course her foundation selection is great for natural looking skin. Her Long-Wear Weightless foundation is silky smooth and goes on just like skin. With an oil-control matte finish, you won’t have to worry about it slipping off throughout the day.
This is the priciest foundation of the bunch, but it is an absolute dream and definitely worth every penny. For skin that looks absolutely flawless yet somehow still natural, this is definitely the foundation to go for!
A lot of matte foundations can end up looking cakey even on the oiliest of skin types, but Rihanna has blessed us with one of her natural looking foundations that offers full coverage and oil control and still looks like skin. This foundation also has one of the biggest shade ranges out there, so you’re sure to find the perfect match.
Which are your favourite natural looking foundations? Let us know in the comments below!
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