3. Lasts All Day: Bobbi Brown Weightless Powder Foundation
Bobbi Brown Weightless Powder Foundation ($50 from Sephora) looks like a powder but feels more like a cream. Indeed, unlike traditional powder formulations that press dry powders into a pan, this compact foundation is an emulsion of creamy liquid and powder that is baked for 12 hours. It is this blend of liquid and powder that gives the foundation its moisturizing-but-still matte finish.
As its name suggests, this is a light formula – the brand’s lightest ever, actually – made to keep the skin shine-free through heat and humidity and suits anyone with normal to oily skin.
“Love love this powder foundation. Great coverage, medium buildable, with a flawlessly smooth finish. My oily skin loves this foundation. I wear it on its own and it stays put for at least 8 hours when I’m at work. I don’t have time for touch-ups during the day.” – @princessmude on ‘Makeup Alley’
2. Lasts All Day: Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
Most long-wear fountains yield a matte finish, but Nars filled the void with a 16-hour formula that provides a glowy, radiant finish. Nars’ ‘Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation’ ($49) is a medium-to-full coverage foundation infused with raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts – which are all supposed to smooth and nourish your skin so that you don’t experience that silky feeling when you have makeup on.
“First impression: OMG. This looks like my skin, not makeup! It’s blended into my skin completely and definitely leaves a nice natural finish. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all, and it’s the perfect amount of pigment to cover my redness, but not cover up my freckles and give my face a “flat matte” look.” commented @ANieto2226 on Nars’ official site.