20 best foundation

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Not every girl can boast of beautiful, even skin. And even with increased care, many face deficiencies due to the negative effects of the external environment, malnutrition, the use of low-quality cosmetics, stress, heredity. The foundation can effortlessly hide uneven skin, uneven color, and the effects of acne.

Funds differ from each other in composition. Some contain only pigments, others include additional components for care, nutrition and protection. Textures are also different: liquid, powdery, cream, mousse.

The first foundation was invented over 80 years ago. Today, it is an integral part in creating the perfect make-up and lies in the cosmetic bag of almost every woman. Every year modern manufacturers create new improved products and do not stop there.

Before purchasing a corrective agent, you need to determine what kind of shade and skin type you have, and only after that feel free to start choosing a shade. Our experts have compiled a rating of tonal creams with various actions and characteristics, which will help you easily buy the product you need for a particular case and taking into account the individual characteristics of the skin. When choosing a product, we were guided by the opinions of specialists in the field of beauty and reviews of ordinary buyers.

Rating of the best foundation

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best foundation for all skin types 1 La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20 RUB 6,077
2 Clarins Haute Tenue + SPF 15 RUB 3,550
3 Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation 2 337 rub.
4 Maybelline Dream Satin Fluid 546 r
Best foundation moisturizers 1 La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation SPF 25 RUB 10,909
2 Lancome Teint Miracle SPF15 RUB 3,990
3 Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation RUB 679
4 Eva mosaic NUDE LOOK 663 r
The best anti-aging face creams 1 Shiseido Future Solution LX E Total Radiance Foundation RUB 4,950
2 Clarins Multi-Régénérant Extra-Firming Foundation 2 703 RUB
3 YSL Youth Liberator Foundation RUB 3 389
4 Eva mosaic CC Color Correction Cream 321 RUB
The best mattifying foundation for face skin 1 Givenchy Matissime Velvet Compact SPF20 RUB 2,943
2 Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF15 RUB 1,660
3 VICHY TEINT IDEAL RUB 1,790
4 NYX Professional Make Up Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation RUB 550
Best foundation with sun protection 1 La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream SPF 30 RUB 8,990
2 Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow RUB 2,999
3 YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat RUB 3,900
4 BeYu Light Reflecting Foundation 945 RUB

The best foundation for all skin types

Universal products are designed to correct all skin types. They are suitable for normal, combination, dry and oily. If the skin is sensitive or problematic, then it is worth paying attention to narrowly targeted creams, otherwise you can provoke irritation and the development of more serious diseases. But for normal, such funds are ideal. Many well-known companies specialize in the production of creams for all skin types. They are developed taking into account innovative technologies and allow you to hide any defects.

La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20

Rating: 4.9

La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20

La Mer has created a lightweight foundation that gently envelops the skin, smoothes it, and forms a weightless coverage. By moisturizing it, it restores the natural hydrobalance and reduces dryness. All defects are hidden in an instant. 8 different shades allow you to choose the perfect one for your individual skin tone.

Enzymes actively fight against age-related changes, stimulate the regeneration of new cells. As a result, fine wrinkles are smoothed out and elasticity is increased. UV filters with SPF 20 protect against ultraviolet radiation.

According to women, despite the rather high cost, Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20 is one of the best products that hides imperfections, smoothes, gives a light shine, protects from sunlight, does not clog pores.

Advantages

  • smooth resistant coating;
  • anti-aging effect;
  • UV protection;
  • intense hydration;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Clarins Haute Tenue + SPF 15

Rating: 4.8

Clarins Haute Tenue +

Our rating would be incomplete without the foundation of the French brand, which has long been preferred by many Russian users. It has a persistent effect, remains in its original form all day, does not create a mask effect. The herbal complex provides hydration for 18 hours.

Light texture masks any imperfections, evens out the relief. The cream has high protective properties. It prevents the negative effects of UV rays, dust, dirt and tobacco smoke, free radicals. The matting effect is due to the bamboo powder included in the composition.

Clinical tests have proven the effectiveness of Haute Tenue +. Also, most of the women interviewed using this cream confirmed its high opacity, which corrects even complex skin imperfections.

Advantages

  • hides defects well;
  • resistance for the whole day;
  • 8 different shades;
  • maximum protection from external factors;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation

Rating: 4.7

Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation

Liquid Lift Foundation is formulated for all skin types, has medium coverage, suitable for daily use. After application, the relief is leveled, the contours of the face are tightened. Dry skin becomes moisturized, peeling disappears, redness in sensitive skin decreases.

The collection includes 6 shades from porcelain to medium beige. This variety of colors will help you choose the best foundation for your skin tone and for any season.

The texture of the fluid fits comfortably, is evenly distributed, does not cause a feeling of stickiness. After drying, it creates a light powdery effect. According to reviews, the cream of the French brand masks irregularities well, tightens pores, smoothes fine wrinkles, a velvety coating prevents the appearance of greasy shine in oily skin.

Advantages

  • tightening action;
  • moisturizing effect;
  • good durability;
  • eliminates traces of fatigue and stress;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Maybelline Dream Satin Fluid

Rating: 4.6

Maybelline Dream Satin Fluid

The most affordable product from this rating category is Dream Satin Fluid from the popular Maybelline brand. And these are not all the advantages that this cream can boast of. Having a fluid texture, it lays down delicately, covers imperfections, does not create a mask effect.

After application, the skin looks even, smooth, while the pores visually become smaller. The coloring pigment adjusts to the individual tone, a natural finish is obtained without the visible use of decorative cosmetics.

The innovative ingredients in the formula make the skin supple and soft. According to experts, the foundation can be awarded the title of the best in terms of price and quality. At the same time, the girls noted its effectiveness, as well as ease of use with the help of a metering pump and economical use.

Advantages

  • light texture;
  • tightens pores;
  • masks flaws well;
  • low cost;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Best foundation moisturizers

Tonal correctors with a moisturizing effect will help dry skin look healthy, tone up, relieve peeling and discomfort, and restore natural processes in the body. It can be a complete skin care product that can be applied directly to a cleansed face without using a day cream. Such products are distinguished by a light, airy texture, practically not felt on the face. In this category, our experts have included the best products for masking imperfections of the skin and its intense hydration.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation SPF 25

Rating: 4.9

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation SPF 25

The manufacturer of luxury cosmetics presented a novelty – Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation SPF 25. The cream creates a perfectly even coverage, adapts to the natural skin tone, restores health, fills with strength and energy.

Light emulsion based on black caviar. Peptides, water and extract are combined with a cellular complex for an incredible sense of comfort. The line has shades for any skin tone: from nude to almond beige. Reflective filters provide maximum protection against UV exposure.

The dispenser delivers the required amount of foundation with high precision. The sleek case fits into a cosmetic bag or the smallest handbag. Its design was created with the participation of renowned artist Nick Veasey.

Advantages

  • valuable components in the composition;
  • even natural tone;
  • long-term moisturizing effect;
  • exclusive packaging design;

disadvantages

  • high price: within 13,000 rubles.

Lancome Teint Miracle SPF15 Foundation Fluid

Rating: 4.8

Lancome Teint Miracle SPF15

The legendary brand cannot be ignored, so its product is included in the rating of the best. Teint Miracle is designed for all skin types, replenishes moisture deficiency, restores hydrobalance. The lightweight texture hides imperfections, while creating the illusion of naturalness without the presence of foundation.

UV filters form a barrier against ultraviolet radiation, prevent the appearance of premature age-related changes. The product is especially recommended for dry, dehydrated skin. It instantly removes flaking and tightness.

Many women who have long preferred the Lancome brand have highly appreciated this foundation. After the first application, it noticeably improves the condition, after application it merges with the natural color of the skin, and remains unchanged even during heat or high humidity.

Advantages

  • impeccable view all day;
  • regulates the level of moisture;
  • noticeable anti-aging effect;
  • convenient dispenser;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation

Rating: 4.7

Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation

The Danish company produces decorative cosmetics, taking into account the needs of the skin and the individual characteristics of each type. The foundation helps to mask all imperfections, evens out the tone. It has a safe composition, so it can be used by the owners of sensitive skin prone to allergic manifestations. Glycerin and vitamin C moisturize, prevent moisture loss, prevent the formation of early wrinkles.

The foundation has a medium-thick consistency, it lays down gently, does not roll. Once absorbed, a powdery effect is created that lasts throughout the day. Thanks to its matting effect, it prevents the formation of an oily sheen.

In their reviews, women noted the high overlapping properties of the cream, economical consumption, and quite affordable price.

Advantages

  • hypoallergenic;
  • matting effect;
  • high durability;
  • natural shades;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Eva mosaic NUDE LOOK

Rating: 4.6

Eva mosaic NUDE LOOK

Due to its good overlapping properties, persistent moisturizing effect and budget price, the cream of the Russian brand Eva mosaic has been selected for the rating. After application, it adapts to the skin tone, merges with it, does not create a mask effect and an uncomfortable feeling of tightness.

The composition is based on natural moisturizing ingredients and antioxidants. Nutrition is provided by the included cotton and flax oils, vitamin E. The extract of the string soothes and softens irritated skin.

Although many users noted that the cream does not hide severe inflammation and acne, it still has a high moisturizing effect, creates an even tone, with minor defects it will become an indispensable attribute in any girl's cosmetic bag, especially for those with dry skin types.

Advantages

  • light texture;
  • quickly removes dryness and flaking;
  • protection from natural factors;
  • neutral smell;

disadvantages

  • does not mask strong defects.

The best anti-aging face creams

Such foundation can not only help you create the perfect makeup. Throughout the entire time of socks, they actively fight against age-related changes, protect against the effects of natural factors, tobacco, smog. In addition to coloring pigments, their composition includes innovative formulas of anti-aging action, as well as nutritional components to improve the condition of the skin. Luxury cosmetics include expensive ingredients that have an undeniable lifting effect. Below we have presented 4 anti-aging corrective products in various price categories.

Shiseido Future Solution LX E Total Radiance Foundation

Rating: 4.9

Shiseido Future Solution LX E Total Radiance Foundation

The Japanese company presents a dual-action foundation: it perfectly masks skin imperfections and effectively fights against their appearance. By choosing the right shade for your natural undertone, you can create natural makeup without the appearance of using a cream.

It has an average UV protection factor, which will avoid the appearance of age spots after exposure to the sun. Delicate non-greasy texture is delicately distributed over the skin, does not form streaks, hides irregularities, uneven complexion.

The regenerating formula rejuvenates and prevents premature aging of the skin. Moisturizing ingredients make up for the lack of fluid. After application, a light radiant effect appears, which improves the complexion, visually makes the skin more youthful and well-groomed.

Advantages

  • natural coverage;
  • lifting effect;
  • UV protection;
  • good durability;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Clarins Multi-Régénérant Extra-Firming Foundation

Rating: 4.8

Clarins Multi-Régénérant Extra-Firming Foundation

Radiant smooth skin, even relief, uniform complexion can be obtained by adopting the following product included in the rating. The unique rejuvenating formula restores the skin weakened by stress, improper nutrition, exposure to ultraviolet radiation, making it rested and well-groomed.

Plantain extract has a tightening and strengthening effect. Oat polysaccharides create an invisible elastic film, making the skin more elastic. UV filters protect against burns, wrinkles and age spots.

Extracts of white tea, crowberry and vitamin E are natural antioxidants, detoxify, fight free radicals. After regular use, the depth of wrinkles is reduced, all irregularities and microcracks disappear.

Advantages

  • good covering ability;
  • suitable for all types;
  • visible tightening effect;
  • protection from all external influences;
  • therapeutic effect;

disadvantages

  • not found.

YSL Youth Liberator Foundation

Rating: 4.7

YSL Youth Liberator Foundation

The French cream makes the skin radiant, evens out microrelief, smoothes wrinkles, creates the effect of natural pigmentation, merging with the natural tone. Masking complex imperfections, it simultaneously nourishes, replenishes moisture levels, prevents the formation of age spots and other defects under the influence of sunlight and city smog and dirt.

From the beginning of application, the skin becomes more elastic and stronger, signs of dehydration disappear: dryness, itching, peeling. A light matte effect prevents the appearance of a greasy shine, the product does not roll, it stays in heat and in high humidity.

The cream was rated 'excellent' from the owners of dull, flabby skin with pronounced imperfections. He masks them as much as possible, while working to improve the skin.

Advantages

  • serum effect;
  • dense coverage;
  • anti-aging formula;
  • recommended for sensitive skin;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Eva mosaic CC Color Correction Cream

Rating: 4.6

Eva mosaic CC Color Correction Cream

Together with expensive creams in this category, we decided to include in the rating a completely budgetary Russian product that performs the actions declared by the manufacturer, which was confirmed by the interviewed customers. Designed for all skin types, it tones and conceals imperfections well. It contains no parabens or mineral oils.

The active ingredient – hyaluronic acid – has a rejuvenating and tightening effect, regulates water balance, promotes wound healing, smoothing of small scars and scars.

Containing filters to protect against the harmful effects of sunlight, the cream prevents the formation of new wrinkles, increased pigmentation, and protects against burns. It has a pleasant velvety texture, fits well on the skin and spreads easily. After absorption, a powdery effect is formed.

Advantages

  • merges with skin tone;
  • active moisturizing;
  • smoothing wrinkles;
  • UV protection;

disadvantages

  • not found.

The best mattifying foundation for face skin

Many owners of oily and combination skin have repeatedly come across a situation when their face begins to shine and shine. You have to apply a layer of powder and touch up the makeup, which as a result starts to flow and roll. But even girls with normal skin type are not immune from this. The salvation is the use of a foundation with a matting effect. It evens out the tone, has a light, non-greasy texture. Special absorbent ingredients absorb excess oil, preventing it from appearing on the face.

Givenchy Matissime Velvet Compact SPF20

Rating: 4.9

Givenchy Matissime Velvet Compact SPF20

The experts selected the first in the rating a tonal agent with a matting effect, which meets the highest requirements and creates a perfect even tone even on skin with complex defects. The palette is presented in 6 shades from porcelain to gold.

The combination of natural ingredients and innovative developments has allowed to maintain a matte effect without the formation of a greasy sheen throughout the day, regardless of weather conditions. Due to its liquid texture, the cream blends well, does not form an unnatural mask.

The pump dispenser draws and dispenses the optimal amount of foundation for application. Women especially appreciated the beautiful bottle with branded prisms, and also noted the tight fit of the lid, which will not allow the product to spread out in the cosmetic bag, and the rather thick glass of the package, which remains intact even if dropped.

Advantages

  • dullness without mask effect;
  • high covering ability;
  • exclusive bottle design;
  • convenient application;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF15

Rating: 4.8

Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup SPF15

The foundation with a light oil-free consistency masks any imperfections of the skin, makes it smooth with a uniform tone, eliminates signs of fatigue and stress. Thanks to an innovative 'smart' formula, the foundation mattes oily areas and moisturizes dry ones.

The basic protection factor prevents unwanted sun damage. Superbalanced Silk Makeup is ideal for combination to dry to oily skin. The mousse texture fits comfortably, practically does not feel, with the right choice of shade, it merges with the natural color of the skin.

Users noted the minimum consumption for one coating, in connection with this, a rather long period of use of the bottle, as well as the preservation of makeup unchanged throughout the whole day.

Advantages

  • weightless consistency;
  • mattifies only oily areas;
  • long-term durability;
  • natural shades;

disadvantages

  • no dispenser.

VICHY TEINT IDEAL

Rating: 4.8

VICHY TEINT IDEAL

A worthy place in the rating goes to TEINT IDEAL, which creates a perfect coating that hides skin imperfections, gives a light semi-matte finish and gives 14 hours of comfort. As with all VICHY products, it is based on thermal water, which contains 15 trace elements and minerals.

Hyaluronic acid and vitamins E and C regulate the hydrolipid balance, restore skin elasticity. Reflective particles add radiance. The bottle is made of durable glass. Thanks to its shape, it is comfortable to hold in the hand. The dispenser dispenses the required amount of foundation.

Owners of oily and combination skin confirmed the elimination of greasy shine for 10 or more hours. Although the light fluid does not mask very serious imperfections, it evens out the color, is completely invisible, makes the makeup look natural without a mask effect.

Advantages

  • airy consistency;
  • not perceptible on the skin;
  • neutralizes oily sheen;
  • UV protection;

disadvantages

  • not found.

NYX Professional Make Up Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

Rating: 4.7

NYX Professional Make Up Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

Using the cream, depending on the density, you can create a light daytime coverage or studio makeup. It moisturizes dry skin well, eliminates greasy shine on oily and combination skin, prevents its appearance thanks to a special mattifying formula.

There are no mineral oils in the composition, so the skin breathes during the day. The cream does not clog pores, does not create a favorable environment for the formation of acne and new inflammation. It has a beneficial effect on the skin, and does not aggravate the condition of the problematic cover.

The liquid consistency is easy to apply and absorbs gradually, leaving time for shading and adjustments. The finish is matte, velvety. The effect lasts for quite a long time. Women in general spoke positively about the cream, highlighting its good overlapping properties, as well as a wide palette of shades.

Advantages

  • large selection of shades;
  • non-comedogenic;
  • long-lasting matting effect;
  • affordable price;

disadvantages

  • not found.

Best foundation with sun protection

Many women use foundation almost every day, they only change it depending on the season. In summer, light vibes or mousse textures are more suitable; in winter, thicker and denser bases are more suitable. It is important not only to choose the right shade for an individual undertone, but also to protect the skin from external influences. Today many companies include special UV filters in their products that are of great help to delicate, vulnerable skin. We have included in the rating 4 best creams that will help prevent the formation of wrinkles and excessive pigmentation and guarantee lasting UV protection.

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream SPF 30

Rating: 4.9

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream SPF 30

A lightweight, weightless foundation will become an indispensable tool in the summer. The combination of several actions leads to a visible improvement in the skin: it smoothes, traces of fatigue and the first age-related changes disappear. Corrective pigments, penetrating inside, adapt to the natural color, form a uniform tone. The manufacturer presents 4 different shades.

After application, instant hydration occurs. The exclusive formula, based on the results of biotechnological research, allows you to restore skin health at the cellular level. The result is a firming and anti-aging effect.

Alpine plant extracts help to resist the harmful effects of the environment. SPF 30 filters prevent the appearance of burns, age spots, and the formation of new wrinkles.

Advantages

  • high level of protection;
  • anti-aging action;
  • melting texture;
  • beautiful bottle design;
  • natural tones;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow

Rating: 4.8

Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow

Our rating includes the product Giorgio Armani, which, in addition to coloring pigments, contains valuable natural oils. As a result, dry skin receives not only a perfectly even tone and natural color, but also competent care. SPF 30 guarantees protection from ultraviolet radiation, prevents moisture loss and the formation of defects after stressful exposure to sunlight.

The cream consists of two phases. When shaken, a liquid homogeneous texture is formed from the tone, caring oils and reflective particles. The foundation fits comfortably on the skin. After absorption, it is not at all felt that oils are present in the composition.

Maestro Glow creates a weightless finish that looks natural, lasts a long time, and does not roll. The respondents noted a rather low consumption – 2-3 drops, as well as ease of removal using conventional makeup remover.

Advantages

  • suitable for dry skin;
  • caring complex;
  • light consistency;
  • intensive hydration for the whole day;

disadvantages

  • high price.

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat

Rating: 4.8

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat

The wide range of shades of Le Teint Touche Eclat will make you irresistible, while the weightless and inconspicuous coverage makes your makeup look natural with a subtle radiant effect. The cream removes traces of stress and fatigue, restores a healthy look, masks imperfections.

Thanks to UV filters, the skin is protected from the sun's rays. The formulation includes vitamin E and ruscus extract, which rejuvenate, prevent the negative effects of free radicals, and enhance metabolic processes.

The girls participating in the survey liked the look of the bottle with a golden cap with the brand's logo, which holds tightly, prevents involuntary opening. The dispenser dispenses the optimal amount for one coating, thereby controlling the consumption and increasing the use time of one package.

Advantages

  • 16 different shades;
  • tightens and straightens;
  • protection from natural factors;
  • eliminates puffiness;

disadvantages

  • high price.

BeYu Light Reflecting Foundation

Rating: 4.7

BeYu Light Reflecting Foundation

The rating is completed by a German cream of the middle price category, which confirmed all the characteristics promised by the manufacturer and met the expectations of customers. The dense texture can hide even serious skin imperfections: inflammation, scars and scars. At the same time, it does not form an unnatural mask on the face, remains invisible, allows the skin to breathe and does not clog pores.

The vitamin formula nourishes, restores hydrobalance, prevents dehydration, normalizes metabolism and improves skin immunity. Sunscreen filters prevent the formation of pigmentation and new wrinkles.

Reflective particles give a light shine. The foundation has a light mattifying effect, eliminates greasy shine, and prevents its appearance during the day. The bottle is made of thick glass, the dispenser helps to optimize the cream consumption.

Advantages

  • high overlapping ability;
  • barrier against UV rays;
  • matting effect;
  • convenient dispenser;

disadvantages

  • not found.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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