High-End Foundations Worth Investing In For 2022

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Foundation is the useful cosmetic that we build the rest of our makeup routine on, and it can even give our skin added health benefits (via Skincare.com.) It's like the creamy, radiant, glowy bottommost layer of a delicious parfait. With it missing, the rest of your makeup look can feel just a bit ... off. That's why it is so important to make sure you're using a foundation that is perfect for your skin type and will give you that flawless look you're seeking.


While some people might think a cheap dollar store alternative can still give you those desired effects, sometimes you get what you pay for. In an interview with Vice, Dan Aires, director of dermatology at the University of Kansas Health System, explains that makeup products from unknown brands might be less inclined to use good ingredients as they're not as concerned for their brand's reputation. He says, "Dollar stores are a good place to stock up on party decorations ... but for things that go directly [on and] into your body, it's worth spending a little more."

Why cut corners when it comes to putting your best face forward? If you want quality results, sometimes its best to shell out a few extra bucks at the best destinations for makeup shopping to get the high-end foundation you know will work best for you.


Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

No one likes looking in the mirror during a lunch break only to see that some of your foundation has smudged off. If you didn't remember to pack your foundation in your bag, you might be stuck with a half-done face for the rest of the day. Estée Lauder must be familiar with this situation because they created a foundation that's meant to stay on all day.


Their website calls it the #1 foundation in the United States. With more than 55 shades available and a very reasonable sales price ($48 at Sephora) Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation is a crowd-pleaser. As its title suggests, this buildable matte foundation stays in place all day long so you won't have to worry about smudging.

The secret to its long-lasting wear might be in its formula. Double Wear Foundation is designed to keep your skin oil-free for 24 hours straight. Having oily skin can make wearing makeup difficult, which is why it's suggested you cleanse and tone your face before putting on makeup to reduce the amount of oil (via VeryWell Health.)

Chanel N°1 de Chanel Revitalizing Foundation

We all love a foundation that protects your skin as well as makes it look good. The Chanel N°1 de Chanel Revitalizing Foundation is a buildable foundation from Chanel that gives your skin a natural glow. Most foundations seems to only be there to make your skin appear smooth, but this foundation offers revitalizing nutrients that will actually work to make your skin smoother, softer, and more supple.


The reason this foundation is good for your skin is because it contains enriching red camellia oil and moisturizing ingredients. According to OrganicFacts.net, camellia oil is an essential oil that is commonly used in beauty products in Asia for its unique variety of benefits. Camellia oil contains helpful nutrients such as oleic acid, vitamin E, potassium, and calcium which work towards reducing inflammation and providing ample amounts of moisture to your skin.

With a wide range of tones available, this foundation ($70 at Ulta) is perfect for those looking to not only up their makeup game, but their overall skincare game as well.

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation

Spray-on foundation? Say less. If the idea of spritzing on your makeup doesn't sound appealing to you, we don't know what else will. Dior's Airflash Spray Foundation lets makeup-wearers quickly spray on their desired amount of foundation for a facial coating that will have your face looking beat in no time at all. Dior drew inspiration for this lovely fluid foundation from "Backstage" makeup techniques used by professionals. A spray foundation also means you can avoid all that extra dabbing and brushing.


The Airflash foundation ($58 on Amazon) contains a powerful yet very common ingredient in it called hydrogenated coconut acid. This nutrient is derived from coconut oil (via Cosmetics Info.) Hydrogenated coconut acid is rife with benefits for your skin, so you'll often find this ingredient on the label of many skincare, haircare, and makeup products. It has anti-caking and skin-conditioning agents. This means your makeup is less likely to clump up as you apply it on your face.