When I’m wanting a lighter coverage base, I always reach for a BB cream. They’re a great option for the summer or on good skin days because they’re hydrating, non-cakey, and offer enough coverage to even out your skin tone. Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB Cream ($8.99) was the first BB cream I tried and I’ve been using it ever since – I think it’s a great choice for anyone who hasn’t tried one yet because it does a little bit of everything and is very reasonable price-wise. Another good one is my current favorite, the NYX BB Cream ($12.99). It offers a little more coverage than the Maybelline one, but is still light and hydrating.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation ($9.99) – a great all around foundation that is super creamy and easy to blend out, which helps it look really natural on the skin. This foundation has a pretty even finish, not too dewy and not too matte. For something a littler more luminous and dewy, I suggest it’s sister products – the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation ($12.99). This foundation has the same amount of coverage as the original True Match, but it gives your face a gorgeous glow and helps brighten up your skin (which is ideal for when your skin is looking a little lackluster). My final medium coverage base suggestion is CoverGirl’s Tru Blend Foundation ($9.99) – this is another great drugstore option that gives really good coverage, long staying power, and helps smooth out fine lines and pores.
MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid ($27). A little pricier, I’ll admit, but worth every penny. This is a strong foundation that covers up any imperfections, leaving you with a flawless base to work with. If you’re looking for more affordable options, the L’Oreal Pro Matte Foundation ($12.99) and Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation ($7.99) are both products that I would recommend. The Pro Matte blends out to be almost like a second skin – matte without feeling dry or cakey. The Matte + Poreless works like a dream, creating a matte base that stays all day while concealing fine lines and pores (there are also so many shades to choose from!).
What foundations do you recommend for each level of coverage?