Top 5 Foundations That Look Like Skin

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25 October 2022

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Now that the masks have come off, makeup is back in full swing.

Seamless and skinlike: these are the foundations that you have to try for gorgeous lit-from-within results.

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

Chantecaille is a go-to brand for mature ladies who want to enhance their natural beauty without all the fuss. All their products are specially designed to hydrate, plump and smooth textures on the face, eyes and lips. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to be of a certain age to use Chantecaille. Because of the extra attention to detail in their formulas, Chantecaille looks all the more seamless on those who are younger and perfect for dry skin sufferers who need the extra TLC. In particular, the Future Skin foundation is one of the best formulas on the market. 

The consistency is that of a gel cream hybrid that is as light as air. This foundation contains 60% charged water and seaweed for deep hydration that will plump and replenish the skin with nutrients. Aloe is also a key ingredient that keeps this foundation super lightweight. As a result, the Future Skin foundation boasts an incredibly buildable and customisable formula that is flexible to suit any occasion. 

Oftentimes, foundation formulas that are specifically designed for mature skin can be tacky in texture with a gleam that looks more greasy than glowy. What you’ll be pleased to discover is that the hydrating factors of this foundation doesn’t leave a sticky or excessively shiny finish on the skin. Instead, the skin soaks up all the nutrients while leaving a traceless layer of coverage that is surprisingly long lasting. Although you can use powder to dab any unwanted shine throughout the day, a simple finger tap rearranges the texture into a super skin like effect!

Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum

Skincare infused foundations have been a massive hit in 2022, but none have been quite as unique as the Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum. 

Pigment spheres are suspended within the skincare base of sodium hyaluronate, antioxidants, peptides and squalane. As you pump the product out onto your hands or clean surface, you will notice that there are two visible formulas. All you need to do is mix them together and apply to your skin as you usually would a foundation. 

Unlike some of the other foundations within this edit, the Rose Inc tinted serum is much more skincare focused. Subsequently, there is much less coverage in this product. However, if all you are looking for is a veil of coverage that is highly hydrating and refreshing, this is the product to opt for.

According to consumer studies, people have noticed that the Rose Inc tinted serum had brightened and smoothened their skin while improving their skin barrier. Traceless, sheer and nourishing, the Rose Inc tinted serum is a true skin-oriented makeup range that delivers beautiful formulas without compromising on the efficacy of their skincare goals.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream

The It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream is an OG cult favourite. While 2-3 pumps can create a genuinely flawless full-coverage finish, 1-2 pumps result in the most wonderfully sheer and glowy your-skin-but-better effect. 

Developed with plastic surgeons, the It Cosmetics CC+ boasts an impressive SPF 50 which is perfect for women on the go. This is a multi-tasking product that is packed with other skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, salicylic acid and peptides. 

Buff into the skin with a brush or push into the complexion with a damp beauty blender for the best results. This is the perfect seamless foundation for those who still need a little more attention in terms of coverage. If you suffer from rosacea or other skin concerns and you want to find a foundation that is effortless with a bump of coverage, the It Cosmetics CC+ is the way to go. You can also build upon this product as a concealer under the eyes or to conceal pesky spots.

Sisley Phyto Teint Nude Foundation

I am usually quite sceptical of high price tags in the beauty industry. However, I have found that the Sisley Phyto Teint Nude Foundation has exceeded my expectations and crushed the detailed criteria for skin-like seamless foundations. 

Featuring a powerful cocktail of hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, konjac glucomannan and microspheres, the Sisley Phyto Teint is deeply nourishing upon application. Due to its natural finish, this will be the perfect option for those who do not subscribe to the glazed doughnut club. 

Once you give this product a good shake, carefully deposit the product onto your chosen surface. You will notice that the formula is rather fluid. Because of this reason, I did not expect the product to have such a substantial texture that sticks to the skin and provides beautiful light-medium coverage.

Unlike most second-skin foundations, the Sisley Phyto Teint has a subtle satin finish that is designed for normal to combination skin types. However, it also is suitable for those with dry skin types who are looking for a satin finish that is comfortable on the skin. If you suffer from intense dryness or flaky skin, the Chantecaille Future Skin or Rose Inc Tinted Serum may be a better option for you.

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Foundation

The Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Foundation is a recent discovery that has rocked my world. It claims to be an innovative formula that is breathable and weightless with a buildable medium coverage. As you apply this foundation, you will notice the ultra light serum texture that is incredibly moisturising. I find that I can use my fingers to apply this product within 30 seconds, paint on some cream blush and be out the door in no time. 

I especially love the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch due to its blurring effects that glaze over my pores with a natural finish that isn’t obnoxiously glowy. If you have normal to oily skin, however, I highly recommend using a mattifying primer or powder to protect the integrity of this product. It is an oil based formula so it is best for dry to combination skin in terms of staying power. However, if you do suffer from oily skin, it is recommended that you opt for oil based base products as it is much less likely to separate throughout the day. 

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