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1.Colourpop Pretty Fresh Foundation isn't dewy but it's far from matte. Get into this vegan, alcohol-free miracle that'll last all day. Do your skin a favor and check out this coconut water and hyaluronic acid-infused formula.
2.Fenty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation has grapeseed oil, a super hydrating ingredient that'll banish your tight, dry, skin for the long haul. It's got a natural, not dewy, medium to full-coverage finish and comes in 40 signature colors.
3.Mented Skin is the foundation stick that will keep your gorgeous, deeply complected skin from looking dull and ashy. Beyond being Black-owned, Mented is also cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested, and vegan! Get into the ultra-hydrating formula that's not messy and perfect for travel.
4.NYX Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation might just be the best contradiction you'll ever put on your face. For starters, it's got a matte finish that doesn't sacrifice luminosity. You'd expect a vegan foundation to break the bank, but this gem is only $10. With a lovely medium to buildable coverage, your skin will be the main attraction in all of your virtual meetings.
5.Armani Luminous Silk Foundation lives up to its cult-favorite status. The secret is Armani's signature Micro-fil technology, which makes application easier than ever. You can count on medium coverage, natural-looking finish that's sensitive skin-friendly.
6.Milani Screen Queen Foundation is that GIRL. It comes in 45 shades, so it's basically the Oprah of drugstore foundations. YOU GET A FOUNDATION, YOU GET A FOUNDATION, EVERYONE GETS A FOUNDATION that strengthens the skin's microbiome, protects from digital pollution, and perfects the skin. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
7.Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45 works with your skin, not against it. IonCharged water, probiotic technology, and chia-seed extract are key to its "skin-loving" effects. Estee Lauder makes award-winning makeup and skincare, so you'll get the best of both worlds in a single product. Prepare to kiss your hyperpigmentation goodbye, the foundation has SPF 45.
10.Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover is just what the doctor ordered for days you wake up with dry patches. This all-in-one foundation and concealer was brought to you by a
Black-owned company *and* it has vitamin E to repair skin. Designed to minimize the appearance of pores, it can be built to your preferred coverage. Their color additives and mixers were made to help you nail that perfect shade.
11.Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation is one of the best drugstore formulas around. Not only is it hydrating, it'll also protect your skin thanks to SPF 18. Maybelline didn't skimp on the ingredients either —the product is dermatologist- and allergy-tested, noncomedogenic, AND fragrance-free.
12.Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation was crafted by the icon herself. Volcanic seawater and red algae are central to creating a supple, refreshed skin. It's expensive, but at least you're supporting a Black-owned business run by a literal genius.
13.Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30 literally knows your skin so the longer you wear it, the better. Prepare to end the day with silkier, smoother skin than you started with. It's formulated to be weightless but it definitely doesn't compromise on coverage.
15.Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 is ideal for people who need to look flawless on camera and in person. Its watery consistency guarantees a stunning sheer to medium coverage finish. When it comes to color, you already know Bobbi Brown delivers.
16.CAP Beauty Khjaer Weis Cream Foundation is pricey, but hear me out! You're paying for a reusable, metal container that sustainably designed and totally clean. The replacement foundation pans are $40. Its formula is everything you love about dewy makeup minus the runniness or grease. While the product definitely applies thin at first, you can build to full coverage.
17.The Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation by *British accent* Charlotte Tilbury is everything dahling! Sweat-proof? Check. Full coverage? Check. Transfer resistant i.e. mask friendly? Absolutely. If you have dry to normal skin, this hybrid skincare foundation is the yin to your yang.
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