8 Foundations and Skin Tints to Wear For Any Occasion
Finding the right foundation or skin tint is easier said than done. Depending on your skin type, preference, lifestyle, or occasion, it might take a few tries to find the one. But you know what? She's out there, and we're out here to cheer you on with a list of liquid, cream, and stick foundations to wear no matter your needs.
For Classic Everyday Coverage
The Ulta Beauty Collection Complexion Crush Foundation ($14) is a super blendable, lightweight foundation that provides medium coverage, blurs skin texture, and evens skin tone. It leaves a natural matte finish and is easily buildable without looking heavy or feeling cakey. It's an excellent choice for everyday makeup that looks and feels like a second skin.
For a Wedding or Formal Event
The Makeup Revolution IRL Filter Longwear Foundation ($13) offers medium to full buildable coverage through an oil-free, shine-free, crease-proof, and smudge-proof formula. It contains niacinamide — a key ingredient known to minimize pores and improve texture — for creating that flawless filtered look IRL. It's perfect for a day that requires long-wearing functionality (it has 16-hour wear), such as a wedding or any other memorable occasion.
Traveling with makeup is made easy with the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($48). It's a foundation and concealer in one that delivers full coverage with double the amount of pigment. You only need a few swipes to attain your desired look and be out the door — because who wants to spend hours doing their makeup during a much-needed vacay?
For Date Night
For a makeup look that's flawless with minimal effort, the Chanel LES BEIGES Water-Fresh Tint ($65) gives light to medium coverage and leaves a radiant, gorgeous, and healthy-looking glow. It's mostly composed of water and is ultra-lightweight. Your date won't even be able to tell you're wearing makeup.
The BLK/OPL TRUE COLOR Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 ($12) is a do-it-all you can trust for masking blemishes or undereye circles, defining features, and sculpting cheekbones. The full-coverage formula allows you to highlight, contour, and even out skin tone with a seamless application — essential for when you're short on time.
For Getting Active
If going to the gym doesn't stop you from wearing some form of makeup, the Pacifica Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation ($18) is a tinted formula with medium coverage that illuminates and adjusts to your skin shade. The makeup is barely noticeable, but your skin will look luminous.
For No-Brush Application
The FENTY BEAUTY Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint ($32) can be applied with your fingers to create a flawless complexion. It is humidity, sweat, and transfer resistant and leaves a soft blur finish, thanks to ingredients that have a hydrating, diffused effect.
For Addressing Unique Skin Concerns
The DermaBlend Cover Creme Full Coverage Foundation ($40) is suitable for all skin types and provides maximum coverage for skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, scars, birthmarks, and uneven skin tone. It covers all desired areas without appearing cakey or heavy on the skin.