Best of Beauty 2022: Base Makeup


Best of Beauty 2022: Base MakeupBest of Beauty 2022: Base Makeup

Best of Beauty 2022: Base Makeup

For most of us, base makeup — foundation, skin tints, contouring powders, and so on — went on a bit of a hiatus during the last two years. I mean, we just didn't really see a point of putting it on just to have it lie beneath (and then transfer onto) a face covering. Now that life is slowly and surely regaining a little normalcy in 2022, we're back to beating our faces to the fullest extent. To get more news about 欧美在线一级va免费观, you can visit our official website.

What does that include? Well, it's different for everyone. Some depend on a primer, a full-coverage foundation, and a concealer while others are out the door after a single swipe of tinted moisturizer. Regardless, base makeup is back, baby, and we couldn't be happier to present the Best of Beauty Awards: Base category winners to you.

In the past few years, you might have missed out on some of this category's new launches due to lack of interest (and we honestly can't blame you if you did). But the good news is that here at Allure, we never miss a beat in the base category. For months, our team has been testing hundreds of foundations, concealers, blushes, highlighters, bronzers, and more to find the best of the best — and not to brag or anything, but boy, we did that.

Whether you're looking to bring newfound color to your cheeks (may we recommend the Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick?) or just want a new way to cover up pesky blemishes (looking at you, Maybelline New York Super Stay Activewear Concealer), we have you covered (in some cases, literally).Without further ado, we present to you (and your face) the best base makeup products of the year. Scroll below to shop every winner, then see our full list of 2022 Best of Beauty winners.

Why it won: If you want your makeup to last (and who doesn't?) it's not a question of whether you should use a primer, but which one. Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer+ Super Hydrating Primer uses three forms of hyaluronic acid plus niacinamide to make your skin appear plumper and smoother. If you're more concerned about controlling oil, try Smashbox Photo Finish Control Mattifying Primer, which mattifies skin rather than stripping it dry thanks to salicylic acid, witch hazel, and zinc. (Yep, Smashbox pretty much has the primer market cornered.)

Why it won: Swiping a foundation stick across our cheeks always makes us feel like a linebacker. But the creamy consistency of Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick blends so seamlessly, we can hardly tell where our bare skin stops and our foundation begins. Touchdown!

Why it won: "Nars Light Reflecting Foundation has a luminous finish that makes you glow, even if you skipped some of your skin-care routine," says associate news editor Gabriela Thorne. That may be because its ingredient list reads like a skin-care product in itself: The medium-coverage formula is loaded with turmeric, algae, oat, and peptides.



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