Favorite glowy foundations.

Favorite Foundation

From 3 different price points!

Finding a great foundation is hard. It’s almost as hard as choosing a college major, or deciding wether you should quit your day job and travel the world! Luckily, you will find your favorites and hopefully you haven’t spent all of your money on foundation. I have finally found a good set of foundations that I use depending on the look I am going for and the condition of my skin.


  1. MAC Cosmetics Face & Body Foundation. $28-$38. This is a great foundation that is multi-purpose and natural looking. I love the natural look, and I find myself grabbing this often no matter what the season is or the condition of my skin. It is very hydrating, yet it doesn’t make my skin produce more oils. It is also waterproof and long lasting! This is a great choice for natural, buildable coverage (sheer to medium) and that “I woke up like this” look. Note: It is a bit more on the runny side and is best applied with fingertips.
  2. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. $39. This foundation makes my skin glow, and provides medium to full coverage that is hydrating but not oily! I like that this foundation gets to work quick, it covers most imperfections in one layer and everything else completely in two layers! It also plays well with concealers and setting powders. I find that it doesn’t cake up as easily as other full coverage foundations. It is the foundation I always grab for special events and when I am going to be photographed. It is true to color and they also offer an amazing shade range!
  3. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup. $14. Looking for healthy looking skin on a budget? This is your gal! I learned about this foundation after the beauty community claimed that this is a dupe for NARS Sheer Glow foundation, which I loved at one point! I tried it, and I was hooked. Though it is not a perfect NARS match, it is very close. It provides luminous, natural  medium coverage that has great lasting power for the price. The added SPF 20 provides great sun protection which makes this a great everyday product that fights sun damage. It also has a great shade match for my golden toned skin, which is hard to find in drugstore cosmetic products!

This list may or may not change as new products come out and my taste changes, but this is a pretty solid set that I have been loving this year! What are your favorite foundations? Comment below!

Ana Cecilia

Ana Cecilia is a beauty and lifestyle writer and editor. A Bay Area native, recent college grad, and a serial wanderluster! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up with a good book, sipping on a cup of tea, crafting, running like crazy, or planning her next trip.

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