I recently received a reader question which prompted this post...
The answer is that there are lots of foundations I've discovered from smaller, independent and/or niche brands that you're going to love! All 7 below have fantastic coverage, illuminate the skin and even out skin imperfections. The formulas are creamy, silky, light and blend easily (or in 1 case, an easy to apply fine mist spray). These also include lots of skin care benefits too, like anti-aging, line reducing, skin tone evening and more!
Several of these are full coverage, while others are meant for light-medium coverage, or more of a tinted moisturizer formula.
Hourglass Cosmetics *The luxurious foundation of choice by many celebrity makeup artists.
Purple Lab Cosmetics *Brand new launch on HSN. Fun name and creamy, silky formula!
Vapour Organic Beauty *Organic, in convenient stick form.
Ellis Faas *Created by Dutch makeup artist Ellis Faas. Revolutionary packaging (pictured, top).
Jouer Cosmetics *Super moisturizing and illuminating tint.
3 Custom Color Specialists *Concealer/Foundation hybrid for amazing, buildable coverage. Great shade range.
Classified Cosmetics ERA Face Foundation *Easy to use spray formula. Great for on-camera and photos. Excellent shade range as well.
*Updated 4/19/10- an additional find! IMAN Luxury Radiance Second to None Liquid Makeup
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*Ellis Faas image courtesy Ellis Faas.