"I’ve been OBSESSED with the Bare Minerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation since it came out. It’s full coverage and hides imperfections and blemishes, but doesn’t feel cakey or heavy. I love that it’s a matte formula, but it doesn’t dry out my skin. Sometimes, I use it more as a tinted moisturizer and mix it with a priming moisturizer for a lighter effect.
The liquid foundation is super easy to blend and I honestly just use my (clean) fingers to apply it. It dries pretty quickly, so you have to blend kinda fast — but I’ve never had a problem with not being able to blend correctly. It also works well with pretty much any bronzer, blush, and highlighter I’ve tried — they never look patchy on top of my foundation.
It’s also so great for the summertime because it’s sweat-resistant — trust me, if it can stay on while I ride the subway to work in 90-degree heat, it works. Plus, it has SPF 20 built in, so it’s one less step for me in the morning. Bonus: I don’t get many breakouts when I wear this foundation compared to when I wear other foundations. It truly doesn’t irritate my skin and I have pretty sensitive skin. I totally hope they come out with more shades soon, because I’m completely in love with this foundation!" —Nikki Francois
Price: $34 (available in 33 shades)