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    Here's A Bunch Of Life-Changing Foundations Every Makeup Lover Should Know

    And there's something for EVERY budget!!!

    Finding the right foundation shade can be a struggle. So we asked a bunch of beauty influencers to share their faves because their flawless beats are #goals.

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    1. MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 in 9.0 because it blends like a makeup lover's dream.

    Naomi Waku

    "This foundation makes me look flawless and semi-matte and I'm here for it! There's something about the texture that makes it so satisfying to apply, plus it blends like a dream! I love to spray my face with some setting spray to melt the product even more into my skin." —Naomi Waku, @namglam

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38. Available in 12 shades.

    2. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in 370 Deep Bronze because it keeps you matte without breaking the bank.


    "Maybelline New York just added some new colors to this collection, including my shade. It fits me just right unlike other foundations which are usually too yellow or red. As an oily girl, this foundation also keeps me matte (but not too dry). It has a nice natural finish and it’s a low price, so you're not breaking the bank!" —Stéphany, @young.godess

    Get it from Maybelline for $7.99. Available in 40 shades.

    3. Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir in Soft Sable because it's a good look for your beat AND your skin.

    Avielle Amor

    "Not only is this foundation super lightweight, but it's also great for my skin. I also love the fact that it doesn't give me a filmy residue look because of the SPF in it. Plus, it's super affordable." —Avielle Amor, @avielleamor

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99. Available in 14 shades.

    4. Illamasqua Rich Liquid in 325 and 335 (mixed) because ain't no grey-ish finish bih!

    Kehinde Smith

    "As a dark skinned girl, its a tricky situation finding that one foundation that just blends seamlessly with my skin complexion. But once I discovered this foundation about three years ago, it was love at first sight! The best part is that it doesn't give me a grey-ish finish." —Kehinde Smith, @kehinde_smith

    Get it from Illamasqua for $44.20. Available in 12 shades.

    5. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in R540 Dark Brown because it feels like nada.

    Shalom Nchom

    "When I'm wearing this foundation, it really feels like I'm not wearing anything. I actually fall asleep wearing it wayyy more than I should!" —Shalom Nchom, @shalom_blac

    Get it from Sephora for $43. Available in 40 shades.

    6. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in 78 Deep because it gives you all the coverage and none of the cake.

    Joy Navon

    "The Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation has been one of my favorites for months now! I get so many compliments and questions whenever I wear it. It provides a perfect full coverage and doesn’t feel cakey. Kat Von D's shade range is definitely one that makes me feel included in the beauty conversation." —Joy Navon, @joynavon

    Get it from Kat Von D for $35. Available in 32 shades.

    7. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in 26 Amber because it's out here changing lives!

    Stacey Louidor

    "I've had very problematic skin since my early teen years. On top of that, my skin is super uneven with a weird yellow/olive undertone and has lots of dark spots. So I'm always looking for ways to address those things without looking cakey, and this life-changing foundation + concealer does just that for me! It goes on smoothly and only takes one layer to cover most of my scars. The finish is luminous and very skin-like. I couldn't ask for more!" —Stacey Louidor, @hantisedeloubli

    Get it from Sephora for $28. Available in 27 shades.

    8. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW45 because you'll have full, beautiful coverage in a snap!

    Vanessa Gyimah

    "This has been my favorite foundation since the first time I tried it, and it's never let me down! I love how quick and easy it is to get full, beautiful coverage and that it lasts all day long." —Vanessa Gyimah, @Vanessa_Gyimah

    Get it at Nordstrom for $29. Available in 42 shades.

    9. IMAN Perfect Response Oil Blotting Powder in Deep because the one and only Miss J. Alexander clearly approves.

    Nnenna Ngwu

    "I'm not a fan of liquid foundations. I'm actually a powder-type of gal and absolutely love how this Iman powder gets my face all the way together! It covers everything! I went to a movie screening one day and the fabulous Miss J Alexander from America's Next Top Model stopped me and asked what foundation I was wearing! Plus, I recently found some on sale at Walgreens for only $1.50!!! Can't beat that." —Nnenna Ngwu, @nnennab

    Get it from Amazon for $13.31. Available in 3 shades.

    10. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21 in 550 because it's perfect for getting glam on-the-go.

    Leonore Christa

    "This long-lasting lightweight foundation stick is super easy to blend and has a lovely sheen finish. It also has a beautiful medium coverage that you can build up. And it's good for both dry and combination skin." —Leonore Christa, @leochrista

    Get if from Sephora for $42. Available in 30 shades.

    11. MAC Studio Face And Body Foundation in N9 because sometimes you just want a lil' something something.

    Raisa Flowers

    "I love this foundation because it’s basically a face tint, so I don’t have to use too much. While there's very minimal coverage, it still gets the job done, even during the warm weather! If you have really clear skin and are looking for just a little boost this is something to look into!" —Raisa Flowers, @raisaflowers

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29. Available in 13 shades.

    12. Cover FX Natural Finish Foundation in N110 because it's hella smoooove.

    Fatima Caser

    "I try out a lot of different foundations, but this is the one I always end up going back to. I love the way it blends out with a damp beauty blender. It's perfect for my normal to dry skin and always gives me such a smooth base!" —Fatima Caser, @fcaserxo

    Get it from Sephora for $40. Available in 40 shades.

    13. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 480 because it's a straight up gift from heaven.

    Beulah Davina

    "For a matte finish, I go with Pro Filt'r. When I wear this foundation, I actually forget that I have oily skin. It’s a God send." —Beulah Davina, @thecreamycrackrehab

    Get it from Sephora for $34. Available in 40 shades.

    14. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in 375 Java because it won't drip all over the damn place.

    Desiree Djaba

    "This foundation doesn't make me look or feel cakey, and it's a perfect match for my complexion. I absolutely love the consistency as well. It's not watery at all!" —Desiree Djaba, @dezaffiliated

    Get it from Maybelline for $7.99. Available in 40 shades.

    15. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in in 440 because it'll keep you snatched on the hottest days.

    Monica Veloz

    "My all time favorite foundation has to be the new Fenty Beauty foundation! I just came back from the Dominican Republic where I wore this foundation every day— Yes, I did! And even though it felt like 100 degrees, my face was matte and snatched all day!!!" —Monica Veloz, @monicastylemuse

    Get it from Sephora for $34. Available in 40 shades.

    16. Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation in 80 Cognac because won't we won't be having is any clown-looking flash back.

    Talya Reynolds

    "As a dark skinned women, it’s hard for me to find a foundation that actually matches my complexion. That's why I LOVE this foundation; it comes in my exact shade! This water-resistant foundation has me set all day. And, guess what! No flash back." —Talya Reynolds, @pinkbarbie_x3

    Get it from Sephora for $41. Available in 21 shades.

    17. Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick in Ample Amber because it's all you need for the perfect glow up.

    Dodos Uvieghara

    "This foundation gives me a healthy glow without breaking the bank. Plus, you know what they say: big things sometimes come in small packages :)" — Dodos Uvieghara, @iamdodos_style

    Get it from Sephora for $25. Available in 10 shades.

    18. Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation in 65 Deep Dark Ebony because bae's only got so many white tees.

    Nathalie Owusu

    "This is my holy-grail foundation, because it works great on my oily skin. I don't even have to be cautious about leaving a mark on my boyfriend's white t-shirt." —Nathalie Owusu, @flossynubian

    Get it from Sephora for $20. Available in 47 shades.

    19. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in No.17 because you didn't drop that much coin for your color to have your color change.

    Bernicia Boateng

    "This foundation is sooo easy to apply...and I'm lazy, so that's saying a lot. LOL! And it doesn't oxidize, so I don't have to worry about it changing color throughout the day!!" —Bernicia Boateng, @bernicia.boateng

    Get it from Illamasqua for $44.88. Available in 12 shades.

    20. Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in 130 Cocoa because it's perfect for beginners.


    "This beginner-friendly foundation is what got me into makeup. It's the first product I started with and I’m still using it 'til this day. Plus it’s affordable. Because nobody has $52 to drop on a bottle of pigment!" —Victoria, @shanveeee

    Get it from Maybelline for $6.51. Available in 12 shades.

    21. Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Liquid Foundation in R530 Brown because it's got you covered, dark spots and all.

    Denise Moné

    "This foundation is my all-time fave because it covers all of my blemishes and dark spots—and Lord knows I got alot!—without having to pile on three layers. It also leaves my skin looking smooth and natural without needing a ton of setting powder. That means I can grab a Beauty Blender or buffer brush and blend it in under 20 seconds. You can't beat that!" —Denise Moné, @collegiatebeauty

    Get it from Sephora for $43. Available in 40 shades.

    22. And MAC Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC50 because it'll you keep you cute at the sweatiest function.

    Ronke Raji

    "This foundation is my fave. I love how it doesn't really crease at my smile lines and it's literally sweat-resistant!" —Ronke Raji, @ronkeraji

    Get it from Nordstrom for $35. Available in 24 shades.