Like any other artwork, your makeup look won't be the masterpiece you'd like it to be without the canvas being flawless. Acing the base is important, they always say. And it's true! But more than just giving us a nice jump-off for creating a look we love, we also want it to be something we barely feel is there. It's a tall order, for sure, but we're happy to say that our panel of beauty experts at the 2018 Clozette Beauty Awards have found five that deliver.
Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation
Weightless, breathable, natural-looking — those are just a few of the words used by people who have used this foundation. It has soft-blurring optical spheres that leave a pore-less finish, which can make any user "happy" (get it?).
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
This foundation gives off a soft-matte finish that's buildable and long-wearing. It's also said to have a climate-adaptive formula that's resistant to sweat and heat. But the best part? The game-changing shade selection.
The Face Shop Miracle Finish CC Ultra Moist Cushion
This cushion foundation not only gives good coverage and lasts a long time but it also contains collagen. It also has moisturising calendula, rosemary leaf and lavender extract for a moisture boost. Now, if you want makeup that also acts as skincare, put this on your list.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
Here's another one for you skin-loving ladies. This pick from It Cosmetics promises full coverage and long-lasting wear while giving your skin anti-ageing benefits. It also promises to be a primer and spot concealer on top of its foundation duties. Talk about a multi-tasker!
Maybelline SuperStay Long-Lasting Full Coverage Foundation
If long-wearing is what you're looking for then you've come to the right place. This pick from Maybelline promises to stay on — and stay well in place — for 24 hours. It's formulated with high-impact pigments that give you full coverage without feeling heavy on the skin.
Are any of these your favourite? Vote for it now at the 2018 Clozette Beauty Awards.