Foundation and concealer basically serve the same purpose: to give you flaw-free skin. Or, at least, create the illusion of it! But like any beauty junkie knows, wearing multiple layers of base makeup rarely bodes well in a climate like ours. Our suggestion? Downsize your routine to just 1 buildable foundation instead. With the right formula, you can have both bulletproof coverage and a skin-like finish. Our 5 customer faves, below!
Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Liquid Foundation, P399 Sam, 19, Oily: “One of the best & affordable foundations ive ever used. This has always been my go-to foundation because of the natural yet flawless look it gives, while also giving you good coverage. I have light acne scars and with one layer of this foundation, it already covers most of it. Sometimes I dont even need to add concealer or go in for a second layer in order to get better coverage. It also lessens the look of your pores and makes your face look so smooth, even for those who are struggling with acne/bumps. When applied, its also not sticky on the skin. Sometimes I feel like you dont even need to set it with powder because of its finish.”
Dermacol Makeup Cover, P950 Princess, 24, Oily: “This product has been raved about by almost everyone in the beauty community and I can see why. The coverage is insane! This can literally conceal your haters. It’s a foundation and concealer in one amazing product. But I have a few tips: (1) Always prep your skin before using this. Make sure that you have a clean, smooth canvas to work with. If you have pimples, this will cover it up like magic. But it can emphasize bumps because the consistency is a bit on the heavy side, which brings me to tip number (2) NEVER use too much! A little goes such a long way with this foundation. Don’t use a pea-size amount because that’ll be way too much. Use half of a pea-size, and build from there if you need more product … It works well on top of other foundations and cream products.”
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, P599 Krizel, 27, Oily: “I have been using this foundation for almost three months (I use it as an everyday foundation) and i have no complains about it so far. It has medium to full coverage and it really covers my acne scars on my cheeks and redness on my nose and forehead. The product comes in a pump and what i do to achieve full coverage is that i put two layers and another on the spots needed to be concealed. I usually used a flat top brush to achieve a fuller coverage. If you have oily skin like i do, use a good setting powder to set the foundation.”
Naturactor Cover Face Concealer Foundation, P620 Jackie, 31, Oily: “I think I’ve found my HG concealer! This thing is SOOO pigmented, all you need is the gentlest of dabs of your ring finger on the product to get enough for your undereye area or to cover up zits. I’ve been using this every day for a couple of months and I’ve barely made a dent. And the coverage - OMG! I’ve tried a lot of concealers (high-end and drugstore) and this is seriously one of the best. My acne leaves really angry red and purple marks. This concealer makes them DISAPPEAR! Get this!!! You won’t regret it.”
Wunder2 Coverproof Foundation, P1,800 Tiffany, 24, Combination: “I’ve been trying to look for a good and not too pricey foundation for the longest time that a.) doesn’t have parabens and b.) is vegan and cruelty free. So when I read reviews on the coverproof foundation, I was still a bit iffy because 1800 is not the cheapest, but I decided to go for it anyway and purchase one for myself. I got the shade Light and it ended up being the perfect match for my Light Medium skin tone with yellow undertones. Coverage is amazing and I don’t need to use concealer anymore for my smaller blemishes, and it feels super lightweight on my face. It’s a bit tacky when you first apply it, but sets completely after it dries down in around 2-3 minutes. Staying power is amazinggg on my combination skin, and it doesn’t break down around my nose area and laugh lines. All in all it’s definitely everything I’ve been looking for in a foundation and I will definitely repurchase this!”
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