compiled by BR Kellie
We don't ask much from our foundations. All we want them to do is to be streak-free, non-cakey, even out skin tone, not break us out, keep the oil from shining through, not emphasise dry patches, cover imperfections...
No, we don't ask much at all... So it goes without saying that finding the perfect foundation is easy peasy *cough*.
If you do need a little help in finding the right foundation, here's our Top Ten as rated and reviewed by fellow Beauty Review members.
1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Beauty Review Member jadeviciousx says: Definitely my favourite foundation for going out! Don't think I could use any others for night wear after using this. Stays on all night and into the early hours, doesn't smudge or come off on any of your clothes and has really good coverage which I find super important.
2. Revlon ColorStay Foundation - Combination/Oily
Beauty Review Member Mands80 says: I've been using this foundation for years. The coverage is good, it lasts a long time (especially applying with a brush), and it feels great on my sometimes problem skin.
3. bareMinerals Original Mineral Foundation
Beauty Review Member KateS says: Love it so much, super easy to apply & makes my face look fabulous & glowing. Feels lightweight on my skin and gives great coverage, and the beauty of this product is you can choose to keep it minimum or build it up for more coverage. Works great at covering uneven skin tones while looking natural. This is the only mineral powder foundation that I have found not to dry out or set in my fine lines.
4. Nars Sheer Glow
Beauty Review Member Jadeella says: This is a must have foundation if you like to have a natural yet good coverage foundation look which glows without being greasy/shiny. It glides on easily and looks so fresh and natural for a day look.
5. e.l.f Studio Acne Fighting Foundation
Beauty Review Member celine-maree says: I think E.L.F has definitely raised the bar with this as it's a full coverage that leaves my face looking flawless but not cakey. It feels very light on the face and blends really nicely. I also find that this foundation doesn't cause me to break out or anything.
6. L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Beauty Review Member hayleycarson says: This is my favourite foundation. The neutral shades are exactly that - not too yellow nor orange, not pink, the perfect neutral hues. It is gorgeously glowy with an awesome finish, and the coverage is perfect for daytime wear or for someone who isn't a heavy makeup wearer like myself.
7. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation
Beauty Review Member Sgilbert says: This is one of my absolute favourite drugstore brands of foundation and I always have a bottle on my makeup desk for when I need something heavier. It stays on all night, applies beautifully (I use a beauty blender), and has a really nice, natural finish to it.
8. Revlon ColorStay Foundation - Normal/Dry Skin
Beauty Review Member LindaZ says: I have dry to sensitive skin and I was immediately impressed. You only need half a pump (I don't use a blending sponge as I find it wastes the product), and it blended nicely into my skin and still had full coverage at the end of the day.
9. Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation
Beauty Review Member Lisa-Lou says: My skin looked amazing! It looked super smooth and had a gorgeous radiance to it. This stays put on my skin, it wears brilliantly throughout the day and I don't get an oily T-zone. It doesn't sink into any fine lines or sit weird around my nose like some foundations do.
10. Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Pore Foundation
Beauty Review Member eysi says: This is one of the best drugstore foundations and is really affordable. I love that it has medium to full coverage and is just perfect for everyday use! It also feels light on the face and makes me look like I have a very fresh looking face.
So, foundation fans, did your fave make the top ten? What do you look for in a foundation? Are you tempted to try one of New Zealand best rated?
Get chatting below!