The Best Buildable Coverage Foundations For Everyday Makeup

The Best Buildable Coverage Foundations For Everyday Makeup

We’ve been on the hunt for the best foundations with buildable formulas for creating fresh everyday makeup looks. Whether you lust for radiance-enhancing luminosity or shine-controlling mattes, we’ve got something for all levels of coverage and skin types.

Shine Control Matte Finish Foundation: Sabina Socol
Shine-Control Matte Finish: Journalist Sabina Socol / @sabinasocol

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation 30ml

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation 30ml (£27)

Coverage: Medium-to-full, matte

If you have oily or combination skin, you will find shine-controlling and matte formulations offer the best results. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation is ideal for minimising unwanted shine and provides a matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage without caking. This foundation minimises the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving your skin a smoother and more even finish. Find your perfect foundation colour match among 67 shades.

Natural Finish Foundation: MUA Hayley Noel
Natural / True-To-Skin Finish: MUA Hayley Noel / @byhayleynoel

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L'Oreal True Match Foundation with SPF and Hyaluronic Acid 30ml

L’Oreal True Match Foundation with SPF and Hyaluronic Acid 30ml (£9.99)

Coverage: Natural / True-to-skin

We consider this one a staple for matching our undertones as well as overtones and keeping skin looking and feeling great.. L’Oreal Paris’ True Match Liquid is a skincare infused foundation enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and Aloe Vera to hydrate and improve skin quality. Moreover, it contains vitamins E & B2 & pro-vitamin B5. Its non-comedogenic formula with SPF17 makes it an ideal breathable foundation for the Spring/Summer months. This foundation gives natural true-to-skin coverage and is available in 40 shades.

Luminous Finish Foundation: Vlogger Allana Davison
Luminous Finish: Vlogger Allana Davison / @allanaramaa

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Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Foundation 30ml

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Foundation 30ml (£36.00)

Coverage: Medium-to-full, luminous

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière is a radiance-boosting medium to full coverage foundation that gives skin a luminous finish. Silver Ear Mushroom Extract plumps the skin smoothing out the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, whilst Vitamin C helps to brighten dark circles and dark spots over time. Its weightless formula gives the complexion a smooth, even, and flawless finish whilst still maintaining a skin-like appearance, available in 33 shades.

Sheer Luminous Finish Foundation: Model Dom Robinson
Sheer Luminous Finish – Model Dom Robinson / @iamdomrobinson

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Marquises 30ml

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation 30ml (£33.50)

Coverage: Sheer & Luminous

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is a glowing, naturally luminous finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Formulated with skincare benefits, it contains powerful antioxidants to protect against environmental factors and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone. It’s non-comedogenic and leaves skin hydrated all day long. Choose from 40 shades for all skin tones.

 

Hydrating Sheer Finish Foundation: Holistic Nutritionist Remy Morimoto Park
Hydrating Sheer Finish: Holistic Nutritionist Remy Morimoto Park / @veggiekins

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Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint SPF23 32ml

Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint SPF23 32ml (£22.10)

Coverage: Sheer & lightweight

Lancôme Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint is infused with skincare ingredients and helps to give you a radiant-looking complexion. It’s enriched with skin-loving ingredients such as vegetal glycerine, hyaluronic acid, and moringa tree extracts to improve and protect your skin. Its non-comedogenic formula offers sheer, buildable coverage that works well to disguise blemishes whilst allowing your skin to breathe. Choose from 8 adaptable tints.

Naturally Luminous Finish Foundation: Mua Sam Chapman
Naturally Luminous Finish: Mua Sam Chapman / @samchapman

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation 30ml

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation 30ml (£35)

Coverage: Medium-to-full, naturally luminous

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is the transfer-resistant foundation we’ve always hoped to find. It continues to look fresh and vibrant for up to 16 hours. The breathable fade-resistant formula is lightweight and offers medium-to-full buildable coverage. Its enriched with raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts to help boost the skin’s elasticity and improve its appearance over time.

 

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