This foundation costs less than a glass of wine at happy hour, and there are 21 shades that go on seamlessly for full coverage that doesn’t move.
The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation, $7, theordinary.com
Rihanna’s hotly anticipated new beauty line boasts 40 shades of foundation, so every skin tone is represented (finally!). The formula is semi-matte and dries down fast, so work quickly to get the best coverage. For makeup novices, using a damp sponge will give quality results.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation, $42, sephora.com
Lightweight yet long-wearing, this foundation wears for up to 16-hours and casts a healthy, radiant glow on the skin.
Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $60, sephora.com
This sheer-to-medium- coverage concealer goes on seamlessly, doesn’t cake or crack and blends beautifully.
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, $27, sephora.com
A full coverage foundation that’s also weightless? Yes please! This cover-all has a matte finish but won’t leave your skin flat and promises to stay put in humid temps.
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, $55, bobbibrowncosmetics.ca
This super-flattering foundation has the perfect consistency: creamy but not tacky. It has a surprisingly lightweight feel, given its medium-to-full coverage, and will control oil and keep its colour for up to 15 hours of wear.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation, $59, holtrenfrew.com
This full coverage concealer comes in 15 shades, so you’re sure to find your perfect match. Added bonus: its creamy formula is crease-proof, waterproof, humidity-resistant and delivers 16-hour wear.
BareMinerals Barepro 16-Hr Full Coverage Concealer, $30, sephora.com
A splurge to be sure, but this foundation glides on like a dream (and they even threw in some SPF). People with dry skin will be the biggest fans, since this foundation is formulated with La Mer’s hyper-hydrating “miracle broth,” a sea-kelp-rich liquid at the heart of all of the brand’s products.
La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20, $148, nordstrom.com
You can’t beat the convenience of a stick foundation— just swipe it on and blend away with your fingers. This one gives you great coverage and comes with a contouring colour on the other end, so you can add shade and definition.
Smashbox Studio Skin Shaping Foundation Stick, $48, beautyboutique.ca
Providing medium, buildable coverage, this lightweight foundation is oil-free and supremely long-wearing—it won’t budge for 24-hours.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation, $56, sephora.com
Oily- skin types who want a no-makeup look and colour that lasts will love the staying power of this foundation.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 30, $48, nordstrom.com
This full-coverage foundation causes pores to vanish without leaving your face looking flat or too matte— the finish still looks like your skin.
CoverGirl Vitalist Elixir Foundation, $12, walmart.ca
The ultimate in luxury makeup, this cream foundation by Swiss-based skincare brand Valmont feels like silk on your skin while adding a heavy dose of anti-aging active ingredients to the formula.
Perfecting Powder Cream Foundation, $190, valmontcosmetics.com
Lightweight but long-wearing, this concealer packs a lot of pigment. A tiny bit goes a really (really!) long way to cover imperfections.
Sephora Make No Mistake High Coverage Concealer, $18, sephora.com
With a serum-infused formula, this foundation marries skincare with makeup to deliver a smooth, luminous complexion.
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation, $70, iliabeauty.com
This 2-in-1 stick is both a foundation and concealer, blending seamlessly into the skin for a velvet-like finish.
Lise Watier Teint Velours Velvet Matte Foundation Stick, $38, thebay.com
This concealer goes under eyes and on blemishes really smoothly, then dries semi-matte so it doesn’t slip and slide.
Nars Cosmetics Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $37, thebay.com
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