In many ways, foundation is similar to armor. It covers where needed, protects from outside elements, and shields our imperfections from the world. But, what if we told you that the complexion-perfector you’ve been faithfully using to shield your skin was actually doing you more harm than good? Sounds like a sick joke, we know.
The key to finding a foundation that fits all your needs — and rocks your world — is to solve the enigma that is your skin type. For example, if you battle acne and clogged pores, you should choose something lightweight that’s easily buildable, so you can customize your coverage.
As beauty junkies who are constantly testing out new products, we know better than anyone that the wrong foundation can come with irritating consequences — from breakouts to allergic reactions. (Yes, we're sadly speaking from experience.) So, to further our knowledge and pass it along to you, we turned to celebrity makeup artists Andre Sarmiento, Jamie Greenberg, Sage Maitri, and Katey Denno, who kindly shared their foundation favorites for every skin issue, along with the ingredients to look for before buying.
If you have a hunch that your current foundation could be harming your skin, ditch it and try one of these awesome picks instead. And, if you've found one that's perfect for your skin type, we’d love to hear about it in the comments.