For those of you who like to use foundation, but don't want the mess of streaky, sticky liquids, you'll be a fan of Illamasqua Powder Foundation  ($36). The silky, lightweight, mineral-enriched powder provides medium coverage, which helps even out your skin tone, cover blemishes, and absorb oil. Powders can come off looking terribly drying and cling to the little lines and wrinkles in your face, but this one left my skin soft and smooth. Housed in a sleek black case that comes with a handy powder puff, Illamasqua Powder Foundation is available in 17 shades, plus a white color that is actually transparent and suitable as a setting powder for any skin tone. Trust me when I say it's one of the best bases in the race.