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I’m a Beauty Editor Who Loves Foundation, and I Ranked My 4 Favorite Formulas at Every Coverage Level

I’m a Beauty Editor Who Loves Foundation, and I Ranked My 4 Favorite Formulas at Every Coverage Level

I’m a Beauty Editor Who Loves Foundation, and I Ranked My 4 Favorite Formulas at Every Coverage Level

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I’ve been wearing foundation since I was 14. My mother let us experiment with makeup and saw it as an extension of self-expression. She also understood that my acne was debilitating, and that any crutch that would help me through the horror of puberty was welcome. I came to rely on a little skin-the-good-mineral” data-ylk=”slk:powder foundation compact” class=”link “powder foundation compact that made me feel better equipped to handle the complexities of being a teenage girl whose skin was breaking out for the first time.

I didn’t wear foundation all the time, and I still don’t, but adequate coverage remains one of its primary functions for me. Maybe it’s a placebo effect, but knowing that I can put on foundation and feel better about myself immediately is incredibly comforting. I also just love the endless possibilities of makeup. So in 10-plus years of experience with the product, I have accumulated a collection over a dozen strong. After plenty of trial and error, I have found my four favorite foundations at every coverage level. (It is possible that I have written about each of these before — but that is a further testament to how integral they are to my routine.)

Light Coverage: Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Skin Tint Serum Foundation

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I was not expecting to like Rose Inc’s Skin Enhance Tinted Serum as much as I did. In fact, I actually didn’t even like it at first — but it grew on me, especially when I realized I really needed to thoroughly spread it across my face in order to activate the encapsulated pigment. The squalane-packed formula is so light

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  • October 2, 2022