These winning foundations create a flawless look with coverage for every skin type.
Best Light-Coverage Foundation for Normal Skin
Mac Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation SPF 15
“It made my skin glow,” said one tester. The liquid is weightless, gives the skin a subtle sheen, and contains the sunscreen ingredient titanium dioxide. In 18 shades.
A fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals with a smooth satin finish. Provides a low-to-medium buildable coverage with a slightly luminous look. Contains antioxidants vitamins C and E. Provides everyday SPF 15 sun protection. Long-wearing. Suitable for normal-dry skins.
Best Light-Coverage Foundation for Dry Skin
Trish McEvoy Even Skin Foundation
The deceptively thin formula contains silicone and glycerin to keep skin hydrated. Testers loved that it glided on easily and had a “sheer, veil-like finish.” In eight shades.
A revolutionary foundation that delivers complexion perfection. The perfect balance of light-reflective, pigment-coated spheres blurs imperfections while producing a luminous, velvety finish. This weightless wonder allows skin to look like skin—only better.
Best Light-Coverage Foundation for Oily Skin
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup
This foundation sops up skin’s oil with Biopol, a milk-derived protein. “My face stayed matte until evening,” said one tester. It contains chamomile extract to help reduce redness. In 24 shades.
Liquid foundation with adjustable, oil-free coverage provides moisture and absorbs oil when and where needed. Silky upon application.
Skin Types: 2 – Dry Combination, 3 – Combination Oily
Benefits: Adds moisture, subtracts oil where needed
Best Light-Coverage Foundation for Sensitive Skin
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
Testers loved the natural look, the sun protection, and the lack of irritating ingredients. “It covered a rash without inflaming it,” said one. In 15 shades.
What it is:
A mineral-based foundation that delivers all the flawless coverage you want with a natural luminous finish.
What it does:
With just five pure ingredients, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation delivers flawless coverage and the creamy minerals are clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin over time. It looks like a powder, feels like a cream, and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity while feeling as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.
What else you need to know:
The coverage is complete and is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts.
Best Medium- to Full-Coverage Foundation for Sensitive Skin
Maybelline New Superstay Silky Foundation SPF 12
This fragrance-free base gives full coverage that doesn’t irritate. It’s paired with a silicone extender to help it stay in place all day. In 10 shades.
Best Light-Coverage Foundation for Mature Skin
Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
The translucent finish was a hit with testers, as was the foundation’s ability to hydrate the skin. In 17 shades.
This super-moisturizing formula gives skin a soft, healthy, even-toned glow as it helps reverse the visible signs of aging. Formulated with a natural collagen boosting, skin firming blend of Hexapeptides and Milk Thistle Extract. Softens fine lines and imperfections. Skin looks and feels refreshed, renewed and beautifully luminous. Offers medium-to-full coverage. For Normal to Dry Skins.
Best Medium- to Full-Coverage Foundation for Mature Skin
Cover Girl Advanced Radiance Restorative Cream Foundation SPF 10
“This gave my skin the moisture it needs and smoothed out my deep lines,” raved a tester. In 15 shades.
Covergirl’s most advanced age-defier Protects with SPF 10 Provides radiant coverage Reduces the look of wrinkles by 84% on average A younger look instantly Olay’s exclusive Glucosamine complex Rejuvenates and continuously hydrates Get the glow of a good night’s sleep .