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10 of the Best Premium Foundations

High-end foundations usually justify the price tag by delivering more than just coverage. From skin-healing properties to broad spectrum UV protection, there is usually a noticeable difference between the long-term benefits of premium foundations vs the drugstore kind.

We’ve curated 10 of the best foundations to aid your journey to the best skin of your life.

  1. 37 Actives Performance Anti-ageing Treatment Foundation, $165.00
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    37 Actives Performance Anti-ageing Treatment Foundation, $165.00

    USA based dermatologist Dr. Macrene has created a toxin-free, supercharged foundation elixir that delivers a radiant glow day in and day out. It might be the most expensive foundation you’ve ever bought, but just a thin layer of this will address breakouts, fine lines and dehydration. This one-step formula is so potent, you won’t need to cocktail it with other products. Just a use a needle-point size amount as concealer.

    Learn more about Dr. Macrene of 37 Actives.

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  2. Dermablend Cover Creme, $39.00
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    Dermablend Cover Creme, $39.00

    Expect a new level of long-lasting coverage with Cover Creme, Dermablend’s best-selling foundation. This camouflage cover-up provides up to 16 hours of consistent color wear when worn with setting powder.

    It glides on evenly, leaving skin feeling velvety smooth. The dermatologist-tested formula is never cakey, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and suitable for sensitive skin.

    Find out more about the wonders of Dermablend foundation.

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  3. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation, $42.00
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    Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation, $42.00

    Perricone MD’s No Foundation Foundation is the ace of base.

    The 3-in-1 No Foundation is a treatment, cosmetic and SPF. It’s the first advanced anti-aging translucent foundation that enables the natural health and glow of your skin to shine through, while providing non-chemical SPF 30 broad spectrum UV protection. The sophisticated texture absorbs quickly to correct the skin’s undertones, while boosting moisture levels throughout the day.

    Infused with high potency active ingredients that provide anti-aging benefits, Dr. Perricone’s formula will help firm skin’s appearance and diminish lines and wrinkles over time. It’s also formulated with specially treated pigments blended with light diffusing mica to instantly soften the look of lines, wrinkles and pores.

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  4. bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $28.50
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    bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $28.50

    The bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 contains just five, pure ingredients and is clinically proven to improve skin’s appearance over time.

    The loose minerals have the softest texture, and deliver a veil of flawless coverage that blends in seamlessly. The formula is simple, but effective. It will absorb excess oil, leaving skin balanced and even-looking. This foundation will protect against harmful UV rays and last up to 8 hours. Flawless!

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  5. ARCONA Sunsations Mineral Makeup, $45.00
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    ARCONA Sunsations Mineral Makeup, $45.00

    ARCONA’s Sunsations Mineral Make-up comes in an easy-to-use brush-on tube which means you can cover and correct on the go. The mineral pigments have a light-diffusing effect that offer just the right amount of coverage.

    This is breathable foundation with SPF 25 protection that you can apply whenever, wherever.

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  6. Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals, $50.00
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    Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals, $50.00

    For a dewy finish, turn to Jane Iredale’s liquid mineral foundation.

    This formula contains liposomes, small bubbles that hydrate the layers of skin. This is state-of-the-art technology that brinss a number of active ingredients, which are released over time into the skin. The spheres are suspended in a gel of aloe vera and vegetable glycerin.


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  7. Pur 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation, $36.00
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    Pur 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation, $36.00

    PÜR wants to know how long you can go without foundation. A few hours? Up to noon? It doesn’t matter anymore.

    Welcome to hours and hours of uninterrupted perfection with PÜR’s 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation. Lightweight and oil-free, this dermatologist-tested formula offers all-day true color tone that won’t smudge, rub or fade. Enriched with a super-hydrating ceretin complex, this foundation revelation draws vital moisture to the skin for a look so flawless and so fresh, people will ask what you’ve done differently.

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  8. Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation, $29.00
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    Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation, $29.00

    Illuminare’s Moisturizing Mineral Foundation will get you glowing. This light to medium coverage even out skin tone and texture soft a soft, luminous finish. 100% oil free, this base is ideal for those with normal to dry skin as it hydrates and locks in moisture

    Set with a translucent face powder, such as Jurlique Silk Finishing Powder, which will mattify your complexion and leave a delicate rose scented finish.

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  9. Duwop Foundation of Youth, $38.00
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    Duwop Foundation of Youth, $38.00

    Duwop’s Foundation of Youth is what you’ve been waiting for. With this anti-ageing formula, the difference in skin texture is immediately visible. It plumps up fine lines and restores the supple firmness that environmental pollutants, stress and time can take away.

    An antioxidant cocktail of Matrixyl 3000 and marine-based emollients hydrate and firm the skin, linum seed extract minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores and large tree fern extract gives a toning and lifting effect.


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  10. Colorscience Pro Retractable Foundation Brush SPF 20, $62.00
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    Colorscience Pro Retractable Foundation Brush SPF 20, $62.00

    Skincare expert and Colorscience founder Diane Ranger invented mineral make-up, so the brand is uniquely qualified to provide the perfect delivery system for the best mineral application. With Colorscience foundation, it’s as though you’ve been backlit. Pure micronized minerals that are processed properly and are completely water-resistant form a protective barrier on the skin, allowing it to stay clean and clear.

    The super-goat bristle, retractable makeup brush releases just the right amount of pigment for fool-proof application. Apply coverage and SPF 20 with the ease of a brush stroke.

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