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.

Jouer CosmeticsEssential High Coverage Crème Foundation

Size: 0.68 oz/ 20 mL·ITEM: 2124766

Color: Toffee - deep skin with warm golden undertones

366 Reviews

$50.00

It doesn't oxidize-- maintaining its true color. This foundation is long-wearing as well. I use pebble it has the perfect neutral undertone for light to medium skin tones....Great full coverage foundation. I have dry skin and prefer full coverage foundations. ...A Favorite full coverage foundation....Best Foundation

Coverage:
✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
A lightweight, long-wearing foundation with supreme coverage and an impeccable airbrushed, matte finish.

Highlighted ingredients:
- Chamomile Extract: Helps to calm sensitive skin through hydration.
- Cucumber Extract: Softens and hydrates the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Works by binding and holding onto moisture to naturally plump the appearance of skin through hydration.
- Tripeptide Complex: Promotes healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

CLINIQUESuperbalanced™ Makeup Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 52977

Color: Neutral

933 Reviews

$53.00

I've always loved Clinique for their creams and cleansers so I thought of trying one of their foundations. I have combo-to-dry skin and had mild redness on my cheeks and the saleslady recommended this foundation so i decided to give it a try. ...The Perfect Foundation for Combo Skin!...This foundation is so creamy and light and dries like a powder!

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Natural

What it is:
An oil-free liquid foundation that adds hydration and minimizes oil where it’s needed.

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: 2476216

Color: 57N Rich Neutral - deeper skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

50 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

42 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 blurring powder foundation with hyaluronic acid—like a filter in a compact, for up to 16 hours of flawless skin.

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.

What Else You Need to Know: Th

Bobbi BrownVitamin Enriched Pressed Finishing Powder

Size: 0.282 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2701761

Color: Neutral - soft, neutral peach

250 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: 2609147

Color: Neutral Medium

133 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: 2558302

Color: 8N Neutral - deep skin with neutral undertones

198 Reviews

$74.00

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

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: 2601771

Color: Deep Neutral Olive 400 - deep with neutral olive undertones

150 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.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1674589

Color: WN 46 Golden Neutral - light beige shade; with a warm neutral undertone

2.6K Reviews

$53.00

I have a light skin tone in the winter, and always wear either neutral or yellow undertone foundations. I decided to order this foundation sight unseen, and went with the descriptions of the shades instead of the color the foundation looked on my computer monitor (the shades can sometimes be misleading as everyone's screen is different). ...Got this in the color golden neutral.

What it is: A 24-hour wear, oil-free foundation and concealer in one that is lightweight and moisturizing—offering full-coverage without clogging pores.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Trehalose
- Lechitin
- Sodium Hyaluronate

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Liquid Foundation has a natural matte finish with full coverage.

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