Think you've sworn off foundation? These new natural formulas may change your mind.
Foundation is meant to protect us against the elements and even out skin tone. But too often its goopiness leaves us more flawed than when we started. That's changing with new formulas that have lighter textures and pigments to blend naturally with skin, making foundation friendlier for people who are looking to enhance, not conceal.
"For a perfect finish, use it only where you see redness -- around the nose, chin, or cheeks -- and blend well," says Karim Orange, makeup artist and founder of the Better Organic Choice in New York City.
Searching for the right formula can leave you feeling like Goldilocks -- this one's too thick, too shiny, too matte. Find your perfect match:
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation, shown in Bisque 2, has a natural feel.
freshMinerals Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, shown in Ivory and Sand, is a lighter take on foundation, with vitamins C and E to further protect skin against sun damage.
Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, shown in Natural Beige, is creamy.
Calming Mineral Blend
Jane Iredale Dream Tint Moisture Tint, shown in Dark and Medium, is a mineral blend with titanium dioxide for SPF 15 and algae extract to reduce irritation.