THE BEST FOUNDATION WITH SPF
Supercharged with SPF 30 protection, Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation ($47) uses its unique ActiveForce technology to keep coverage in place no matter how sweaty you get.
THE BEST LUMINOUS FOUNDATION
A makeup artist must-have since 2000—Meghan Markle loves it, too—Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation ($64) has a lightweight, radiant finish that lets skin’s natural beauty show through.
THE BEST MATTE FOUNDATION
Available in 44 shades, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation ($44) perfectly marries skin care and makeup to make pores disappear without drying.
THE BEST POWDER FOUNDATION
Jane Iredale, the queen of mineral makeup, created this PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation ($62) 25 years ago to offer weightless, antioxidant-rich coverage from natural, micronized minerals.
THE BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER
Laura Mercier’s cult-favorite Tinted Moisturizer ($47) was relaunched with some major updates: the tube’s new transparent strip reveals each of the 20 shades, a 24-hour hydration claim and SPF 30.
THE BEST BRIGHTENING CONCEALER
BECCA Cosmetics Light Shifter Brightening Concealer ($28) boasts hyaluronic acid and special pigments that reflect light from all angles, effectively covering dark circles without extra weight.
THE BEST FULL-COVERAGE CONCEALER
A little bit of creamy Huda Beauty The Overachiever Concealer ($30) covers everything from dark circles to age spots without any fading, and comes in 20 shades.
THE BEST CREAM BLUSH
The five shades of vegan ILIA Color Haze ($32) are creamy, blendable and buildable, making it easy to master a variety of different looks for day or night. Plus, a little goes a long way and lasts all day.
THE BEST POWDER BLUSH
Baked for 24 hours on Italian terracotta tiles, Laura Geller’s beloved Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($29) has been making cheeks rosy and radiant since 2010, and even after all these years, we still can’t get enough.
THE BEST LIQUID HIGHLIGHTER
The mix of light-reflecting pearls and skin-care ingredients in bareMinerals BAREPRO Glow Highlighter ($29) gives skin a lustrous, smooth finish that flatters skin of all tones and ages.
THE BEST POWDER HIGHLIGHTER
Milani Baked Highlighter’s ($11) four universally flattering shades create an effortless sheen that’s glowy, not glittery, and feel buttery-soft on skin.
THE BEST MULTI-STICK
Formulated without any “nasties,” Vapour Beauty Aura Multi Stick ($36) is a makeup bag staple that gives cheeks, lips and lids a quick pop of natural-looking, moisturizing color.
THE BEST CREAM BRONZER
Nudestix Nudies Bronze Matte ($32) lets you darken and contour to your heart’s desire thanks to a golden-brown, balm-like formula on one end and a detachable blending brush on the other.
THE BEST POWDER BRONZER
Look sunkissed year-round with a few swipes of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer ($30), which comes in eight matte shades to suit every skin tone from fair to deep.
THE BEST SETTING POWDER
Micro-fine Kevyn Aucoin Loose Setting Powder ($42) locks foundation in place without creating a whitish cast and sops up just enough shine so that skin looks matte, but still natural.
THE BEST MAKEUP SPONGE
In 2003, makeup artist Rea Ann Silva created the small but mighty beautyblender ($20): a hot-pink, egg-shaped sponge that transformed the way we wear makeup. Today, it still outperforms the competition.
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