Neutral Foundations

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Neutral Foundations.

A neutral foundation is a great option for anyone looking to add a little extra coverage to their makeup routine, or who wants to try something new but isn't sure which shade is best. Here are some of the best neutral-colored foundations available today.

IT CosmeticsCC+ Cream Full Coverage Color Correcting Foundation with SPF 50+

Size: 1.08 oz / 32 mL·ITEM: 2599850

Color: Neutral Deep - deep complexion with neutral undertones 

7.7K Reviews

$63.50

What it is: A color-correcting, full-coverage foundation with SPF 50 physical mineral sunscreen that delivers a flawless, natural finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

SPF: SPF over 30

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Collagen: Enhances visible elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance.
- Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support natural collagen for smoother, firmer-looking skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Locks in moisture, supports visible elasticity, and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates parabens and phthalates.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer

Size: 0.51 oz/ 14.5 g·ITEM: 2021202

Color: Golden Neutral

36 Reviews

$53.00

I use the shade Golden Neutral (08) and it’s a perfect match! This product is great for every day and ideal for people who don’t want to use liquid foundation on a daily basis: medium (buildable to full) coverage and a very light, little-fallout formula. ...The formula seems really nice, which makes this product totally worth it, but I am usually a neutral in Clinique foundations and I’m thinking now that ivory may be a better match for me (I am not fair, I have a medium skin tone).

What it is: A full-coverage powder foundation and concealer in one with a unique, dual-sided sponge for easy on-the-go application.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is non-acnegenic, dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, and allergy-tested. It’s 100 percent free of fragrance and oil, and is sweat and humidity resistant with up to eight hours of wear.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2476208

Color: 51N Deep Neutral - deep skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

51 Reviews

$24.00

This foundation is magical...Tarte Amazonian clay 16-hour full coverage foundation 42N tan neutral (tan skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones is absolutely amazing. ...I ordered the mini 20 N I have redhair freckles and fair skin but because of freckles I am neutral So this is very thick a little goes along way I’m fine with that because I like to mix future dew into my foundations.

What it is: A mini oil free, 16-hour full-coverage foundation. Formulated with Amazonian clay for a light-weight feel and matte finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Acts as nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This skin-mimicking full-coverage foundation never cakes or creases.

tarteAmazonian clay blurring powder foundation

Size: 0.28 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2641421

Color: 51N Deep Neutral - deep skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

45 Reviews

$54.00

First powder where I was able to find a good shade match for my neutral undertone. It’s light coverage, you can build it up to some degree. ...I absolutely am in love with this product. I have fair neutral-cool tones and the 12N fair neutral is perfect for me.

What it is: A bestselling foundation, now in a powder.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: Matte


Formulation: Pressed Powder


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Amazonian Clay: Nature’s perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.

- Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrates.

- Vitamin E: A natural preservative, emollient, and antioxidant that calms redness and irritation.


Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Bobbi BrownVitamin Enriched Pressed Finishing Powder

Size: 0.282 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2701761

Color: Neutral - soft, neutral peach

254 Reviews

$65.00

I have really been loving powders lately and Bobbi brown makes great complexion products and this is amazing as well! I got the shade neutral and it’s a bit lighter than I am so I use it on my under eyes love it. ...This luxury powder is the perfect neutral for my skin tone. It sets my makeup nicely without being drying of cakey looking .

What it is: A multitasking finishing powder that hydrates, visibly refines skin tone, and absorbs oil all day for a balanced complexion with a fresh, healthy, and even-toned look.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Powder

What Else You Need to Know: Powered by vitamin B5 and Hydro-Soft Powder Technology, this setting powder locks in moisture, boosting hydration over time, while delivering blurring benefits and all-day oil absorption with a silky-soft finish. It also visibly refines skin tone and flexes to suit a range of skin tones.

Clinical Results: In clinical testing on 25 women:
- The formula boosted hydration in 7 days

Iconic LondonSuper Smoother Blurring Skin Tint

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2609188

Color: Neutral Light

135 Reviews

$43.50

It’s a great light foundation but just sits on the skin....Neutral Fair...Perfect for days when you need a light foundation.

What it is: A lightweight, ultra-hydrating skin tint that delivers a blurred and flawless, satin-matte, second-skin, long-wearing finish for up to 12 hours.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Plant-Derived Amino Acids: Hydrate and condition skin for a smoother, plumper appearance.
- Pea Extract: Promotes skin elasticity and firmness.
- Peach Flower Extract: Protects skin against the harmful effects of free radicals.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Bridging the gap between skincare and makeup, this skin tint hydrates like a hero while delivering light to medium cov

DiorDior Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2558062

Color: 2N Neutral - light skin with neutral tones

206 Reviews

$74.00

This foundation isn’t getting enough hype! The color 2.5n is so neutral it’s the perfect color and match for me . ...summer foundation...Wish they had something more neutral or yellow undertone

What it is: A clean Dior foundation that has up to 24 hours of wear and provides visibly radiant medium-to-full coverage and hydration.

Coverage:
Medium

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Iris Extract: Guards against oxidation.
- Hibiscus Extract: Helps renew the look of skin.
- Wild Pansy Extract: Maintains hydration for healthy-looking skin.

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. It also comes in recyclable packaging.

KosasRevealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF25 with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2601714

Color: Medium Deep Neutral Warm 340 - medium deep with subtle peach undertones

161 Reviews

$57.00

Love this foundation. Colours run warm so I find the cool to be more neutral. ...This is the best foundation I have ever used. The shade match is perfect for my pale neutral skin, it lasts a long time and I don’t feel oily after a few hours like I do with other foundations.

What it is: A skin-reviving, SPF treatment foundation that blends like a second skin with a natural dreamy finish to blur, visibly smooth texture, and minimize pores.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: Natural


Formulation: Liquid


SPF: SPF 30 and Under


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide and Caffeine: Visibly brighten, smooth, and even skin tone.

- Squalane, Arnica, and Pro Vitamin B5: Soothe, calm, and balance skin’s ideal oil and moisture levels.

CLINIQUEStay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

ITEM: 2051340

Color: Stay Light Neutral

1.4K Reviews

$53.00

I love the neutral color!...This is great over Bareminerals foundation (I use R150 Fairly medium). Ordered this in Stay Neutral- Great for oily/combination skin.

What it is: An oil-free formula that maintains a fresh look and feel, all day and night.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Dryness, and Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, mineral oil, and fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know: Clinique’s Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Stay has a matte finish with sheer coverage. It’s also dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic.

CLINIQUESuperpowder Double Face Makeup Foundation

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10.5 g·ITEM: 51979

Color: Matte Neutral

708 Reviews

$53.00

Matte neutral is very light. This doesn’t give coverage either. ...It offers a great amount of coverage on simply days when I pair it with Clinique's CC cream or when I'm topping off my liquid foundation. I have light skin with neutral undertones and found the Matte Neutral to be a perfect match.

Coverage:
✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
A long-wearing, two-in-one, powder and foundation in a portable compact.

What it does:
Get a powder and foundation combined in one portable compact. The long-wearing, full-coverage powder works as an over-foundation finisher or as a powder foundation. The extra-cling formula provides double coverage, yet leaves the skin with a natural skin-perfecting look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

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“But when I put it on it looks alittle more yellowy for some reason.(this shade is for neutral undertones) so I blend it in, looks ok. Just a tiny bit patchy looking to me AT FIRST in my honest opinion but I added more foundation & it seemed to help. looks ok”
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buff foundation
“I use a brush to apply it to my face and buff it in a little bit with a beauty blender but it almost immediately sets itself and it has a beautiful satin finish”
Dewy Foundations
“This product leaves your skin actually feeling very dewy and sheer looking and I would totally recommend if your just looking for a skin tone neutralizer type of deal”
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“absolutely amazing it's one of the best foundations I've ever used. prior to this I was using Born This Way Foundation but this one is just a very smooth finish. this is going to be my Foundation from now on if you guys want to test it out so you can find it at Shoppers”
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“The perfect powder foundation! Blurs and mattifies without leaving the skin dry and flat, stays on all day and brings a beautiful finish to the skin”
Sheer Foundation
“However, I am so sad that I have to return this because the coverage is just not enough for me (esp as I have acne). I don’t mind sheer foundations (like Reboot), but this one is even so much more sheer than that, I can’t see it on my skin at all”
Body Foundation
“I put this product on my body to first test it out, and it work amazing, and looked so good, when I put on my face it look extremely good, up until I set it, once I set the foundation it tends to do this weird clump thing, it’s honestly probably just me, but by wearing it I figured out I don’t have to set it, because it stays on my skin all day and doesn’t transfer”