Of all the beauty products that have ever existed, finding your perfect foundation match is probably the hardest to pick. Most brands don’t offer the widest range of shades, and it's not like we learned how to identify our skin's undertones in school. Am I cool? Warm? Neutral? It’s like taking a pop quiz every time you walk into a Sephora. Plus, by the time you finally land on your just-right formula for winter, you have to start thinking about swapping heavy coverage foundations for something lightweight, packed with SPF, and exactly the color we need. So to make the spring cleaning feel less like a chore, we went to the belly of the beast: Amazon.
For starters, the website can feel like a beauty mine. Some of the best-selling products from 2016 were entirely unexpected, and when it comes to lipsticks, online shoppers are digging for drugstore gold. It’s not only about the deals Amazon offers, but also about adding everything you need in one cart — without barely having to lift a finger.
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A two-step process — foundation and concealer — condensed into one is like music to our ears. This one from Cargo comes with an applicator that makes it as easy to apply as stick foundation, but won't take up nearly as much room in your purse.
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We can't blame Amazon devotees for stocking up on refills of this mineral foundation online. It avoids temptation to go over budget in-store and hits your mailbox within the week.
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This under-the-radar brand offers a tinted balm formula with easy-to-build coverage and a hydrating finish.
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The perfect foundation for a true artiste, you can paint on this formula with the included foundation brush. Even better, pop open the top cap and find a pot of concealer on top.
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The one formula that feels so weightless on skin, it almost feels like you're not wearing anything at all.
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If you're after a sheer to medium coverage finish, opt for this liquid foundation. It's ideal for summer days — the formula leaves a radiant finish that's dewy without ever looking greasy.
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This oil-free foundation is great for oily skin types who want a lightweight base that won't melt off during the day.
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Another refill that's perfect for setting a full face of makeup or sweeping across clean skin for a sheer veil of color.
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