The cold weather is approaching us and that means we need to get our skin routines in order. We have to make sure our glows are intact and reviews.com is here to help you get right with your foundation routines. The best thing about Reviews.com is that they compile everything based on actual consumer ratings and feedback. Now, makeup is a little tougher when it comes to gathering data. There are so many skin tones and skin types that you have to make sure everyone feels included.
They created a genius way of asking questions that relate more to the personal feel of their consumer’s cosmetics. Which provides great feedback for queens in need of a fresh glow and beat during these cold seasons. Here are a few recommendations and some key advice from their team of cosmetic specialists…
Best Drugstore Foundation
Boasting an Allure Reader’s Choice stamp of approval, this drugstore favorite includes broad spectrum SPF 17 across most of its wide selection of 33 shades. It claims to be light to medium buildable coverage, but we found it started closer to medium (too sheer it out, try applying with a damp sponge). It has a matte, almost powdery finish that feels lightweight, but will dry already dry skin — if that’s a concern, prep with a moisturizer. Also, if you have strong feelings about parabens, this is one to avoid.
Best Foundation for Dry Skin
A longtime cult favorite, MUFE’s Ultra HD went through a formula change that sent many devotees reeling, but we love the expanded shade selection (40!) and humectant ingredients that help hydrate. Its satin finish keeps drier skin looking dewy and plump, although those with very dry skin will want to pair it with a rich moisturizer. This formula does include fragrance, which Susan Raffy, president and cosmetic chemist at Susan Raffy Consulting, notes “is responsible for 99 percent of reactions.” But we feel comfortable recommending it to anyone with less sensitive skin.