The Ultimate Must Have Foundations This Year

The number one question I get year round, is which foundation is the best? So here is the lineup of the best foundations (& Concealers) for healthy, youthful, and hydrated looking skin. But first, please let me dispel the number one foundation myth once and for all.

Foundations never fix your skin issues. Just like you would never get the best results from a 2 in 1 conditioner. Quit spending all of this money on foundations that claim to fix your dry, oily, or porous skin. The only way to correct those issues are to address them in separate skin care.

That said, these foundations do the very best to mask dry skin, minimize lines, and keep your skin looking youthful and healthy… because my skin is never at it’s perfect health and will never so long as wine and coffee exist. And aging… that never stops either. gah.

The countdown.

#4. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
Sweet Baby Jesus this stuff STAYS where you place it. It never thickens, oxidizes, or intrudes with your foundation. Even after blending your face to the planets it stays. The miracle is how well it camouflages dark circles. You can use this with a light coverage foundation for maximum blemish and areas that honestly we just want to be gone for the day… or with full coverage products on top. It lasts forever and the sample size at Sephora will save your wallet and your day.

 

#3. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea

I had so many preconceived notions about this product that were so wrong… do yourself a favor and go buy this. Don’t waste time like I did.  The product does not get enough credit for it’s color matching magic, coverage, and skinlike finish. This is that foundation that you can slather all over your face like lotion and run out for the day. It is buildable, glowy, doesn’t move, and did I mention that it blends so beautifully. Go. Buy. It. I knew it was a winner when my husband said he loved how my skin looked that day. I loved it even more when that said husband who takes less than Instagram-worthy photos captured my face the way I always knew it could pretend to be. Ha- husband proof. It also doesn’t smudge.

 

#2. It Cosmetics CC+

Never have I ever…. thought that I would be speaking of a CC Cream worthy of a foundation lineup. A CC cream after all, is of course a Korean Beauty (Our Beauty Experts to the Gods) a Color Correcting cream. Not a foundation, not a concealer, but much more like a tinted moisturizer. I’m absolutely convinced that they mislabeled this as a CC cream because it is much more like a full blown youth enhancing magic lotion. This product doesn’t need a primer, whoa coverage for lines and dark circles, bathe in it type glory. Seriously it’s perfect for five minute makeup, a little bronzer on top and you wouldn’t know that I didn’t contour. You’ll still need a little concealer if your face is hating you- aka acne- but otherwise I approve.#1 RCMA Color Process Foundations

I can never say enough about this product. This is not your beauty counter buy. this is true -one and done TV- and Movie professional grade foundation that is so easy to use. Don’t let that worry you. Most products are 10-25 ish pigment but this runs near 55% pigment. Mix in an amazing face oil or your daily moisturizer to use and pretend you didn’t put makeup on to begin with. This is why I am so disappointed at makeup companies for selling a one and done product, while this magic sits quietly, waiting to be found. You want coverage, that looks like your skin? Quit messing around because this is what all of the celebrities are using. The price is a steal and it will last you for longer than you’ll pretend your makeup isn’t expired. Hands down the best foundation I have ever set my brush into. The clear #1 Mascarabrat Makeup Award of the Year.

 

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year. This year, my wish for all of you, is that you find the best, most confident version of yourself in the mirror. Use makeup as a form of art, creativity, and expression. Remember that you are beautiful, inside and out, and though we may conceal a pimple or two, we let our true selves shine. Find one thing tomorrow to love yourself for and let it spread throughout the year into a better more happy you, no matter where you may stand.

With Love – Xo,

Mascarabrat

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