Skin Enhancing Foundations To Fit Your Lifestyle


We pay special attention to the nourishing and anti aging benefits of our skincare. And here at BOND EN AVANT we think those benefits should continue with our makeup. Makeup should enhance, not just cover our skin. I mean, we do wear the stuff all day long (or all night). If you’ve read our post on highlighters with skin enhancing benefits and how to apply them, then you’re ready for step 2 – foundation. Read on for our top foundation picks to fit every lifestyle, while offering skin beautifying ingredients, like hydrating coconut and jojoba oil; free radical fighting antioxidants, resveratrol and omega 6; and nano-technology SPF to protect.

For the jetsetter

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup
Coverage: Light – Medium
Finish: Natural
Why we love it: If you find yourself applying makeup at red lights, on the 6 train, or touching up after a long flight, then this weightless foundation with a built in applicator and blender needs to be your go-to. The sponge tip blends seamlessly into a light to medium coverage and will keep skin hydrated no matter where you’re off to.

For the minimalist

True Botanicals Everyday Sheer Coverage
Coverage: Sheer
Finish: Dewy
Why we love it: Made for those with little to hide, this barely there sheer serum foundation contains a powerful non-nano zinc oxide SPF that reflects the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them and oat beta gluons offer anti-aging benefits. For the girl who wants minimal coverage, maximum sun protection, and to forget she’s even wearing anything on her skin.

For the sporty girl

Per-fekt Skin Perfection Plus SPF30
Coverage: Light
Finish: Matte
Why we love it: This light as air, gel-mouse foundation keeps skin moisturized with coconut oil and collagen boosting omega 6; and offers a tinted moisturizer-like wearability. For the girl who wants a little coverage at the gym or finds herself hastily applying as she rushes out, keep this tube close by.  

For the fashionista

The Estee Edit Skin Glowing Balm Makeup With Peony
Coverage: Light
Finish: Dewy
Why we love it: In-between taking #squad pics with your, well, squad, make sure you keep this tinted moisturizer in this season’s IT bag. The primerose oil and muru muru seed butter will keep your skin soft and hydrated, while peony extract soothes any redness. The sheer coverage and dewy finish mean you’ll be selfie ready at all times.

Kjaer Weis Foundation
Coverage: Medium
Finish: Natural
Why we love it: What more can be said about this foundation that we haven’t already gushed about? Plenty. Whether you blend with your fingertips or use a brush, the velvety finish will leave you looking flawless. Skin stays hydrated thanks to jojoba and almond oil, and the chic refillable packaging will match any outfit (or Instagram pic).

For the modern mom

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25
Why we love it:
This foundation offers a plumping effect from a proprietary Oxygen Wow Hydrating Complex, protects against environmental stresses and contains anti-aging antioxidants to brighten skin. But it’s the easy, blendable application (T-minus 1 minute) that we think your hectic morning routine will love. 

Juice Beauty Photo-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation
Coverage: Full
Finish: Matte
Why we love it: This flawless full coverage foundation with its silky, almost watery serum texture works overtime to nourish skin with rich antioxidants, like Vitamin C & E, resveratrol and fruit stem cells. We dare you to find full coverage foundation that feels this light, looks this natural and keeps fine lines at bay. The other moms at drop off will wonder how you keep your skin looking so good

-by Amy Chang
Photographed by author

For our top foundation application tips read here.

Or check out our review of the best moisturizer and primer in one.