Editors' Picks: The Best Skin-Loving Foundations for Spring
Some things in life are completely outside our realm of control. For example, the changing of the seasons. The days are getting longer, warmer, and our favourite part: a new makeup haul. Spring, with it's increasing humidity and stronger sunlight, generally demands something with just a little more staying power to avoid it slipping off your face during a lunch meeting.
However, that's not to say that you have to layer your face with heavy, pore-congesting formulas. In fact, each and every year, makeup brands become increasingly adept in delivering what we truly want in our new foundation: a complexion-perfecting formula that actually feels like our skin. This spring's crop of brand-new foundations definitely did not disappoint.
So out with the old and in with the new. According to our editors, these are the foundations that deliver the flawless skin you never thought you could get from a bottle. Keep scrolling for our list of the best new foundations for spring.
Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion ($93)
If you didn't think a compact foundation could deliver medium to full coverage and an impressive 12 hours of wear, think again. This new and innovative cushion formula from Dior is already making waves, brilliantly taking on pores, redness, and oil in one fell swoop.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($50)
Byrdie HQ can't stop raving about this medium-to-full-coverage matte foundation that leaves a soft, buffed effect while still letting your skin's natural radiance shine through. And since it's available in 40 shades of varying undertones, you're practically guaranteed to find your perfect match.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup ($58)
Though the original Double Wear formula certainly wasn't broken (FYI, it's a beauty industry and Team Byrdie favourite), there's never any harm in striving for improvement. Case in point: Estée Lauder's brand-new version of the iconic formula promises a healthier complexion thanks to an added dose of SPF and a quick hit of rejuvenating antioxidants.
BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation ($49)
Sure, a foundation can promise impeccable wear and even better coverage, but if the color is off? Forget it. With 30 (amazing) shades to choose from, this game-changing foundation from BareMinerals has the just-right shade for just about every skin tone. Additionally, it's formulated with SPF 20 (sorry, you'll still need your normal SPF too) and promises an impressive 24 hours of coverage.
Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick ($66)
If you're one of those people who's perpetually late, listen up: Run (don't walk) to score this new on-the-go-ready stick foundation from Nars. Not only does the foolproof stick come in clutch for en-route application, but the ingenious blender tip on the opposite side also ensures you'll never show up to work mismatched or streaky.