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    If You Loathe And Detest Foundation, Here Are 17 Products You Can Wear Instead

    Minimal makeup just seems to be the vibe right now.

    1. A pot of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness CC Cream that'll neutralize any redness or discolouration so you won't even miss your heavy foundation. Reviewers with rosacea say this stuff works like magic and that a little goes a long way.

    a person using the redness cream on their cheek

    2. A Supergoop! Glowscreen with SPF 40+ that'll hydrate and protect your skin while leaving a radiant finish. It also has blue-light protection (because you can hide from the sun, but not so much your electronics).

    the sunscreen against a plain background

    3. A tube of the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow primer that'll bless you with a dewy, soft complexion. It's sheer and packed with good-for-skin ingredients (like collagen-supporting peptides) that'll leave your skin feeling just as good as it looks.

    the primer against a large swatch of the product

    4. A MAKEUP BY MARIO complexion balm that'll bless you with a natural finish and zero cakiness. You can wear it overtop a skin tint or on its own — it looks 💯 both ways.

    5. A bottle of Drunk Elephant O-Bloos Rosi Glow Drops that can be applied like a liquid blush if you just want a subtle pop of colour. Since the formula is very light, you can build it up if you want more of a rosy flush.

    6. A Bobbi Brown under-eye corrector that'll save the day when you don't feel like packing on a ton of concealer. It'll fix any discolouration without feeling too heavy, and it's super blendable, too.

    a hand holding the under eye corrector

    7. A tube of L'Oréal Paris glow lotion that'll hydrate and highlight your skin. Some reviewers use it as a primer, others use it on its own, and some use it over their makeup.

    8. Or a tube of L'Oréal Paris glow drops that you can mix with your daily moisturizer when you're craving a touch of radiance. Reviewers say you don't need too much (especially if you don't want to look like Edward Cullen in the sunlight).

    the bottles of liquid glow

    9. A bottle of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow serum that you can wear on its own when you need to add some radiance to your tired, dull skin. Say peace out to hyperpigmentation because this baby is here to even out your skin tone and make you shine (in the best way possible).

    10. A tub of the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair colour-correcting treatment that'll look green at first but, don't worry, it'll immediately adjust to match your skin when it sets in (so you won't end up looking like Shrek). Reviewers love that it's SPF 30 — it saves them from layering on products when they're trying to cut down steps in their beauty routine.

    11. A freckle pen that'll give you all the beauty marks and frecks you've always wanted (and they're waterproof!). You can use it to cover up your little blemishes and dark spots, so you won't need to cover them with more makeup.

    12. A stick of Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer that'll target the areas you want to conceal without having to cover up your entire face. The sponge-tip applicator makes it easy to apply and blend without additional tools.

    13. A L'Oréal tinted serum with hyaluronic acid that'll hydrate your skin while delivering some lightweight coverage for those days when you want something but not *too* much. Reviewers love that it looks like skin and makes their face feel softer, too.

    the bottle of serum and before and after pics of three people wearing it

    14. A tube of blurring primer that'll mattify your skin and blur the appearance of pores. You can wear it without any additional makeup if you're aiming for a soft-focused look.

    15. A tube of the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue that feels and acts like a skincare product, but has the added benefit of a tint of colour. Reviewers say it's lightweight and glides onto the skin like a dream and love that it doesn't have a tacky finish.

    16. A bottle of Benefit lip and cheek stain that'll tint your cheeks to give them a natural rosy glow, making you look naturally flushed. It'll also give your lips some life — just pop some balm over it, and voila!

    17. And finally, a Rare Beauty tinted moisturizer if you want something much lighter than your go-to full-glam foundation. It also has SPF, so it'll protect your skin against any harmful rays.

    the tinted moisturizer with the lid off and the product dripping out and down the bottle

    Your skin is gonna be lookin' so dang good.

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