Best of Beauty Awards 2018: The Best Concealers, Foundations, Highlighters, and More

 

Article by Allure

A great look starts from the ground up, so finding base makeup that works for you is kinda sorta the most important thing.

It brings to mind that oft-used phrase that if the foundation is strong, the whole structure can last ages. We're pretty sure whoever came up with it was referring to architecture, but we believe it holds true for your makeup look, too. A gorgeous complexion is a masterpiece of a look on its own, a cosmetic statement that says, I know 80 ways how to use a goddamn Beautyblender, and nothing can stop me now. When your foundation, concealer, contour, and/or bronzer are just the way you like them, it's a pretty invincible feeling — though one that's only as invincible as the products you use. Over the past year, we’ve slathered, blended, brushed, set, and sculpted with scores upon scores of base products to narrow down the champions for 2018: the best complexion-perfecting products you can get your hands on and your brushes in. And once you've found your base — whether that’s a full-coverage foundation, a concealer you can use for every bump and blemish, or a skin tint that makes it look like you’re wearing nothing at all — you can keep on building your beauty look with even more stellar products by checking out the entire list of Allure's Best of Beauty winners— Sable Yong

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FOUNDATION: BB Cream / Tinted Moisturizer

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream doesn’t skimp in the pigment department. Or the moisturizing department. Or the skin-so-luminous, people-think-you-had-a-facial department.

$30
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PRIMER

Think of Erborian CC Red Correct as a green screen — for your face. The formula cancels out redness with light-green pigments that adapt to your skin tone, creating the illusion of an even canvas.

$44
Available in October 2018

 
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FOUNDATION: Long-Wearing

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup works its budgeproof magic on runners, workaholics, night owls, and chronically busy moms. We know because we tested it on them all.

$42
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FOUNDATION: Medium Coverage

With its light moisture and semimatte finish, Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Foundation covers imperfections but never, ever the texture of your skin.

$46
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