I love foundation! Here’s some of my favorites from Kosas, Ilia and Inika.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil
Please don’t let the name scare you off. I swear it won’t leave you looking oily! This base is truly fabulous and I’m a huge fan of it. Light, with an incredibly silky texture, the Kosas Tinted Face Oil gives light/medium coverage. It’s so easy to blend and really leaves the skin looking natural. I love applying it because it just slips right on the skin. I have to hand it to them, it’s an excellent formulation and there’s none of that cakey, “She’s wearing foundation” look. Plus, the ingredients make it really nourishing for the skin. I would definitely give this a try! I also love that this tint also comes in lots of shades for women of color, which has been an issue since the beginning of time. DEAL: Before you buy, check out the free gifts with purchase available here!
Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation
Okay, so I kept hearing about Ilia’s new True Skin Serum Foundation and was really hoping to try it out. Medium coverage, this luscious foundation smoothes out so well and feels so rich going on the skin. Completely natural-looking, it’s what liquid foundation lovers only wish for when choosing a new base. 10 shades, but, not enough (or any) for women of color (I’m hoping that that will change because the formula is so great, I’d love to recommend it to everyone I know). This foundation fuses makeup with skincare. The finish is silky and smooth, without being too dewy or matte. Some ingredients worth noting? Aloe leaf, rose hip, jojoba and marula oils calm skin and give it nourishment so the makeup looks great. And let’s face it…if your skin doesn’t look good, no foundation in the world will be able to make it look flawless.
Inika Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid
I’ve been wearing organic and vegan Inika Liquid Foundation for a few years now and it will always be a favorite. With medium coverage (I want to say medium+ because you can definitely layer on more if you need it) this foundation never feels dry or leaves your skin looking like you’re wearing makeup. I’m sure that’s due to the Hyaluronic Acid that’s added to give skin a nourished base. This foundation is also skincare with added antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. I also never have to re-apply this foundation as it really has staying power. If you’re looking for something a tad lighter, I say definitely try their BB Cream which is another one of my go-tos. The BB Cream has more of a liquid consistency and is lighter, but is great for evening out the skintone. This line doesn’t seem to have many choices for women of color, either and hoping that’ll change. Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested.