Iris’ Beauty Corner: Five foundations that will leave you looking fabulous

May 3, 2019




By Iris Gonzales
Staff Writer

From full to natural coverage, from broad-spectrum SPF 25 to 60, from matte to creamier finishes, if you’ve been struggling to find the perfect foundation, don’t worry. The Lighthouse is here to help you! Here are our top five foundation picks:

  1. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

If you are looking for a two-in-one product with  full coverage, Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, which is available at Ulta Beauty for $29, is your best bet. Its matte finish looks natural, you can build up the intensity of the coverage and, best of all, it lasts 24 hours. This amazing product comes in 27 shades ranging from the lightest called linen to the darkest called clove.



  1. Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup

For natural looking coverage that is not oily, check out Neutrogena’s SkinClearing Oil-Free Makeup, which retails for $14.59 on Neutrogena’s website. This foundation is formulated with MicroClear Technology, which helps to dissolve oil in the skin and boosts the delivery of salicylic acid to clear breakouts and blemishes. This product comes in 14 beautiful shades, which are designed to blend with ease across different skin tones.


  1. Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation

This skin-perfecting foundation is available at Ulta Beauty for the affordable price of $5.99. Photofocus can adapt to various photo lighting conditions to deliver flawless, camera-ready skin. With its matte finish and light-diffusing complex, it has buildable coverage that can go from medium to full. This product comes in 20 blendable shades and is sure to make your skin look #nofilter perfect.


  1. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

This foundation, which sells for $36 at Sephora, contains a brightening formula that produces natural coverage. With broad-spectrum SPF 25 protection, it is suitable for normal or dry skin. This product will keep your skin hydrated and radiant, and it has buildable coverage that goes from light to medium while keeping your skin looking natural. Its nourishing formula contains Benefit’s exclusive Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex, which helps support cellular respiration to create a plumped look. It also contains vitamin C and E, which support anti-aging.


  1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup

If you are looking to protect your skin from the damaging sun’s rays while still look flawless, Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Makeup, which sells for $14.59 on Neutrogena’s website, is the way to go. With its broad-spectrum SPF 55 protection and Helioplex UVA/UVB technology, this foundation provides the most powerful defense against the sun without leaving your face feeling heavy or greasy. Available in eight shades, this product also offers buildable coverage that ranges from light to medium, so you can feel natural while still looking amazing.

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