Not all foundations are created equal. There are different formulas and finishes depending on your skin type and even the weather. While not many people are wearing makeup these days, we still have a ton of video conferences while working from home. While laptop cameras can be unflattering and unforgiving, wearing heavy makeup at home can be such a chore, especially when it's humid. To look awake and glowing for your next video call, here are the top ten lightweight foundations for Zoom meeting. These come highly recommended by the beauty editors of Allure, Byrdie, Glamour, and Who What Wear.
Ilia offers light coverage with a high level of sun protection. While it won't completely cover every blemish, the result is a dewy glow that beauty editors agree look great on Zoom. This tint blends makeup with skincare and has hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalene and niacinamide which are all known for providing hydration and improve premature signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. The Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint comes in 18 shades.
Another one of those lightweight foundations that combine makeup with skincare is It Cosmetics' Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare. This foundation has super fine pearl powder to lend radiance and aloe vera extract, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins E and B5 to hydrate the skin and hepes acid to gently exfoliate. This foundation has 40 inclusive shades. For mature skin, you can also try It Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream with SPF 50 which has anti-aging peptides, vitamins A, B, C, and E, hydrolyzed collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
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This drugstore gem has antioxidant and anti-blue light properties so it's ideal for those who spend a lot of time in front of the computer. It has 31 shades, is oil-free and has no parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrance and great for oily or sensitive skin. You can also try the Candid Glow variant for an extra dewy finish.
If you want a shine-free but luminous appearance that looks airbrushed, The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation is for you. It has 16 shades, great for all skin types and has zero parabens, sulfates, and phthalates if you want a cleaner option.
The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is an oldie but goodie. It looks as natural as your own skin but will you a more radiant lit-from-within look.
Giorgio Armani Beauty has a cult following for their Luminous Silk Foundation and Maestro Glow may even be better. It was awarded Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Marie Claire for its innovative formula that brightens the skin and refines its texture, minimizes pores, and gives you the oil control and coverage from a matte foundation.
Beauty editors have always rated NARS' complexion products highly and this Sheer Glow Foundation is one of their best lightweight foundations. It also combines makeup with skincare with brightening turmeric and vitamin C with the hydrating benefits of glycerin.
If you hate wearing makeup, these lightweight foundations may just change your mind.
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