Best Foundation For Beginners

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A foundation is arguably the most important step in your makeup routine. It's what gives your face its color, texture, and even shape. The right foundation will give you a smooth, even look that lasts all day. Here are some of the best foundations for beginners.

LancômeTeint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation​ with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2589067

Color: 320C - Light - Medium with cool pink undertones

3.7K Reviews

$77.00

I don't think I have ever used a foundation that was scented or at least not as loud as the one in this foundation. ...This is a must have for beginners and experts....a second skin like foundation...Not For Beginners

What it is: An up to 24-hour, healthy-looking glow serum foundation with buildable medium coverage and SPF 27, plus hyaluronic and mandelic acids to hydrate and smooth skin for a natural-looking glow finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps the skin.
- Mandelic Acid: Smooths and refines the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: This skincare-inf

Westman AtelierVital Skin Full Coverage Foundation and Concealer Stick

Size: 0.31oz / 9g·ITEM: 2434322

Color: Atelier IV - medium warm, peach undertone

833 Reviews

$92.00

I loveee this foundation. I’m a makeup novice and this is super easily to use and has a very natural finish. ...Better description for those who are novice in the makeup game

What it is: Clean, high performance cream foundation and concealer stick packed with nourishing ingredients for a radiant, second skin, natural finish.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: Natural


Formulation: Stick


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Vegetable-Derived Squalane: Helps prevent moisture loss.

- Phytosphingosine: Skin-soothing and calming properties.

- Berryflux Vita: Hydration-boosting and youth-preserving properties.


Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Bobbi BrownSkin Foundation Stick

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2249134

Color: Neutral Honey (N-060) - cool tanned beige with olive undertones; for medium skin

1.2K Reviews

$73.00

I used this foundation stick YEARS ago and liked it. I read all the reviews before making the purchase, and the description says a "perfect starter foundation"....what does starter mean? ...I'm in my 40s but a makeup novice. This matches my skin tone perfectly and goes on super smooth.

What it is: A foundation formulated with a unique transparent base and that’s expertly calibrated to your undertone to even out and correct the complexion.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring a blend of emollients like olive extract and shea butter, the formula moisturizes wherever skin is dry. It delivers medium to full coverage and is water-, sweat-, and humidity-resistant.

GlossierStretch Fluid Foundation for Buildable Coverage

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2702306

Color: Deep 4 - neutral undertone

375 Reviews

$46.00

The best foundation...I will continue to use this foundation! I would recommend to anyone!...Beginner friendly...When I say it’s easy to use and looks just like my skin please believe me I Honestly love it and think it’s great for beginners and novice who have little to none experience in makeup

What it is: A hydrating gel-cream foundation that nourishes skin—for buildable, light-to-medium coverage with a natural-to-you finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane and Glycerin: Hydrate and nourish skin’s moisture barrier.
- Wild Rose Berry and Plankton Extract: Visibly balance shine and maintain hydration.
- Amino Acid-Coated Pigments: Fuse with skin for flexible coverage and a natural-to-you finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent syntheti

Gucci24 Hour Full Coverage Luminous Matte Finish Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2666790

Color: 580C - deep with cool undertones

575 Reviews

$93.00

Perfect for a novice...I’m a makeup newbie but this foundation took the guesswork out of my routine. It made me look absolutely stunning and I received lots of compliments *means a lot when you don’t know what you’re doing*. ...I love how matte the foundation is for starters, it doesn’t budge nor does it transfer ((on me)).

What it is: An up to 24-hour foundation with a luminous matte finish and full coverage in one drop.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid and Black Rose Oil: Boost and maintain skin hydration.
- Bamboo Powder: Absorbs shine all day long.

What Else You Need to Know: Combining high-affinity skin powders and coated pigments with a high-performance polymer technology that lets the skin breathe and delivers up to 24-hour wear, this foundation stays on all day without budging or fading. It’s also mask-proof and sweatproof.

HUDA BEAUTY#FauxFilter Luminous Matte Foundation

Size: 1.18 oz/ 35 ml·ITEM: 2425320

Color: 405N Biscotti - medium-tan skin with neutral undertone

1.1K Reviews

$57.00

Best foundation that I have ever used....Best coverage. Lasts all day. Love. Very few foundations match my cool undertones. ...best of both worlds!...I have the original faux filter and the new one and I must say I love this one more. For starters I like how there is no fragrance smell. But what really made love it was that new formulation gives you the perfect balance between matte and a glow which is something I haven’t seen in other matte foundations.

What it is: A cult-favorite, fragrance-free foundation with full coverage, up to 24 hours of weightless wear, and a non-drying luminous matte finish.


Coverage: Full


Finish: Matte


Formulation: Liquid


Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.


What Else You Need to Know: This blendable, full-coverage formula is fragrance-free, transfer-proof, waterproof, fade-proof, and sweat- and humidity-proof and offers up to 24 hours of wear. Essentially, this foundation is your new BFF. No matter the weather, occasion, or situation, #FauxFilter Luminous Matte won’t let you down.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaEaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Size: 1.08 oz/ 32 mL·ITEM: 2431864

Color: 12 - medium with warm golden undertones

2.1K Reviews

$49.00

Perfect for beginners!...This is a great skin tint for beginners:)...Beginner friendly & buildable!!!...It’s not thick, sticky, or patchy. I am a beginner when it comes to full face & this was so easy to work with.

What it is: A lightweight, buildable light-to-medium coverage foundation that leaves skin looking blurred and smoothed—In 25 flexible shades for all.


Coverage: Light


Finish: 
Natural


Formulation: 
Liquid


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.


What Else You Need to Know: This is a an easy-to-apply, flexible skin tint Rihanna wanted to create. It quickly and visibly evens out your complexion with a blurred effect.

GlossierPerfecting Skin Tint for Dewy Sheer Coverage

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2649002

Color: G2 - very deep warm

371 Reviews

$38.00

It is very easy to use and beginner friendly!...Amazing Light Coverage Foundation...I am a teenager and I think it is the perfect “starterfoundation for teenagers.

What it is: A lightweight skin tint with sheer coverage that evens out the look of skin tone, minimizes appearance of pores, and leaves skin with a smooth, dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin: Helps skin attract and retain moisture.
- Diamond Powder: Visibly minimizes the look of pores with a brightening and blurring effect.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

Yves Saint LaurentAll Hours Foundation

Size: .85 oz / 25 mL·ITEM: 2656783

Color: LN7 - Light Neutral 7

389 Reviews

$81.00

One of the best foundations I’ve ever tried!...One of the best foundations I’ve ever tried! It is a full coverage foundation, and you only need a little bit of product. ...Good matte foundation...I have to say that this foundation is pretty darn good! For starters, the shade match is pretty on point and that was something that I was initially worried about.

What it is: A breathable liquid foundation that delivers up to 24 hours of coverage with a weightless feel and luminous matte finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides all-day hydration.
- Jasmine Petals from the YSL Beauty Ourika Community Gardens for its dullness-free properties.
- Vegetal Taurine: for its anti-fatigue properties .

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This innovative formula glides on seamlessly for full, luminous matte coverage that feels bare. It is transfer-proof, waterproof, and heat resistant and is infused with hyaluronic acid and jasmine peta

NARSSoft Matte Complete Foundation

Size: 1.5 oz/ 45 mL·ITEM: 2374437

Color: Patagonia - M1.2 - Medium with neutral undertones

2K Reviews

$57.00

It does transfer, maybe Idk what I'm doing since I'm a novice, but she's still my first choice....Great product and shade match especially for me in between being medium and dark this product is the best for beginners who need a nice foundation to invest or an a makeup lover too.

What it is: A full-coverage, transfer-proof, oxidation-resistant foundation that lasts for up to 16 hours with a natural-looking matte finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Bio Hyaluronic Acid: Helps hydrate skin and maintain its moisture balance.
- Micro-algae Extract: Helps balance the appearance of excess sebum.
- Anti-oxidation Complex: Supports skin so shades stay true all day.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance

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