5 Foundations for Flawless Skin

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It’s a hard and fast rule that no two skin types are alike, so why should everyone be expected to use the same products? That said, we’ve uncovered five foundations that offer absolutely flawless coverage, depending upon your skin type. Yes, perfection really is attainable.

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BEST FLAWLESS FINISH

GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION

Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation is going to give you the flawless skin you wish you had been born with. This weightless and oil-free formula feels silky on the skin and will make you look like you’re lit from within. Best of all, it’s buildable: the foundation’s unique, Micro-fil technology allows you to layer for a lighter or more dramatic looks, depending upon your needs. Apply with the unique Blender brush for a radiant, air-brushed finish.

Available at Sephora.com, $62

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BEST MINERAL

JANE IREDALE GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM

Every single time we wear Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, we get compliments. This buildable, all-natural cream minimizes the appearance of pores and wrinkles, hides all imperfections and is even water-resistant for 40 minutes. It’s great for those who tend to break out as it doesn’t clog your pores and is great at hiding imperfections and prior sun damage. It’s a must.

Available at JaneIredale.com, $48 

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BEST AIRBRUSHING EFFECT

TEMPTU AIR

The Temptu Air offers a great airbrushing effect because—OK—it is an airbrusher. This revolutionary device is cordless, travels easily and offers a perfect face in under five minutes. The Temptu’s Atomized Airflow Technology transforms makeup into a micro-fine mist that floats onto skin, creating weightless layers of the most even, uniform, thorough coverage.You’ll charge your portable, cordless device, shake up a pod of the patented SilkSphere foundation and spray it on in circular motions. There are also three different settings, so depending on what you’re looking for, you can spray on a full face, spot touch or contour (hello cheekbones!). Those with sensitive skin who are worried that the Temptu pods might clog you pores, have no fear: the products are more hygienic to use than traditional makeup due to the application with sprayable method. All Temptu Airpod formulas and products are non-comedogenic, so they won’t cause breakouts.

Available at Temptu.com, $240 

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BEST CAMERA-READY

MAKEUP FOREVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION

Given that Makeup Forever Ultra HD products were designed by a makeup artist specifically for close-ups, it’s no wonder that this HD Foundation really works. The foundation seriously delivers a flawless complexion—on and off camera. Actors, reality stars and newscasters alike should use this immediately: the foundation is completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4k lens thanks to uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium to buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. This lighter weight formula delivers the very same flawless results as before when applied with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion. Best of all: it’s available in 40 different shades.

Available at Sephora.com, $43 

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BEST FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN

SMASHBOX CAMERA READY BB WATER

Smashbox’s BB water is great for those with thirsty skin thanks to a water-like texture that delivers multiple benefits in just one drop. Why get wet? The built-in primer water technology offers a liquid silk-consistency that glides onto your face, blends easily and moves with your skin. Because it’s alcohol-free, there is no drying, cracking or caking during wear. The ultra-hydrating, oil-free formula also creates a sheer, radiant finish that makes you really love your skin in every conceivable light. It’s amazingly advanced as well thanks to a  breakthrough system that suspends pigments in H2O that will offer a demi-matte complexion that hydrates throughout the day and is natural-looking while still offering moderate coverage.

Available at Sephora.com, $42

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