Last week, in one of my posts I had mentioned that I am wearing an old favorite foundation a lot. It’s hard to tell after reading an initial review how much of a favorite a certain product will become. Maybe a product is used and loved week one, but is it worth purchasing? I reach for several different products depending on the coverage I’m looking for, so I decided to recap some of my favorite sheer, medium, and full coverage foundations below. I hope you like my recommendations! For reference, these are some of my favorites for normal to dry foundation formulas, sheer, medium, full coverage

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For Sheer Coverage:

Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18 (review) Available at Nordstrom, Sephora

YSL Fusion Ink Foundation SPF 18 (review) Available at Nordstom, Sephora

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (review) Available at Sephora


For Medium Coverage:

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Long Wear Foundation. Available at Nordstrom, Ulta

MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Available at Sephora

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. Available at Sephora, Ulta

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15. Available on, Clinique

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide. Available at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sephora

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50. Available on, QVC, Ulta


For Full Coverage:

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15. Available at Macy’s, QVC, Sephora

Shiseido Future Solutions LX Future Radiance Foundation (review) Available at Macy’s, Nordstrom 

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. Available at Clinique, Nordstrom

Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Créme. Available at Sephora, Ulta

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination. Available on QVC

4 Comments on The Best Foundations for Sheer, Medium, and Full Coverage

  1. Erika
    December 8, 2015 at 5:10 pm (2 years ago)

    I LOVE the IT CC. It’s so good!

  2. Honeygirlk
    December 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m not a foundation wearer anymore – but you have a great selection here.

  3. Amber
    December 14, 2015 at 9:06 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a great list! I haven’t tried the Tarte Airbrush powder, but I think maybe I will try it. I’ve been so oily lately that my normal foundations aren’t my favorite right now.


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