The “Your Skin But Better” Bases

My current favorite formulation are those that give you that “your skin but better” look. When I wear makeup, I prefer it to look natural and like I don’t have 12 products layered on (even though some days I do, haha). After trying out different base products, I’ve found 4 foundations that give the perfect amount of coverage without looking obvious or feeling heavy.

Let’s start off with BB creams. I’ve always been a fan because they tend to feel a little more like skincare than makeup, and I’m all for anything that will help add additional moisture to my face. A budget-friendly option that has been a favorite of mine for the past few years is NYX’s BB Cream in Nude. When used with a beauty blender or your fingers, this stuff applies like a dream. The amount of coverage you get is really fantastic, yet it’s so light on the skin that you barely know it’s there. If I’m wanting something even lighter that still evens out my skin tone, I go for Tarte’s BB Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory. This is my favorite for “no makeup” makeup days, especially on the weekends. It gives a decent amount of coverage to even everything out and is really hydrating, which is lovely for this time of year.

For the days when I still want good coverage but a “barely there” feel, I have two foundations that I’ve been reaching for, depending on the finish I’d like. For dewy skin that looks fresh and glowing, I’ve been using the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Siberia. I had heard so many people rave about this stuff that I finally had to give it a shot, and it’s absolutely worth the hype. It gives my skin a nice, healthy glow, and has a very natural finish. If I’m wanting my skin to appear more matte, I’ll use L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory. Though it says “pro-matte” in the title, it’s more of a demi-matte finish, so it’s perfect for everyday looks. This is another one that I think looks best when applied with a beauty blender, and it gives such a beautiful finish to the skin.

What is your favorite “your skin but better” base?


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