Finding the best foundation for your skin is key to a perfect base for your makeup. Think about it, you’re creating a canvas to paint your makeup with, and we want to have an even-toned base for that.

These days, we’re spoiled for choice with foundations as there are so many different types such as liquid, powder, cushion, and more. Many are also formulated with nourishing ingredients to make sure your skin stays healthy under all that makeup.

But which foundation is the best? What is the best foundation for dry skin? What is the best foundation for oily or combination skin?

To answer your question, we’ve compiled a list of best foundation based on every skin type, so you can definitely find out that suits you. Plus, we’ve compiled a list of best cushion foundations for all you compact lovers out there.

(And psst, if you’re looking for the best drugstore foundation, you should check out our other article!)

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Best foundation for oily skin

Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation

This foundation is a great choice no matter what skin type you have, but oily skin girls are going to enjoy the fluid texture and second-skin finish that this offers.

Perfect for even extreme temperatures and humid environments, it is designed to resist the bright lights both backstage and above the catwalk.

It retails for RM172.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Offering medium to full coverage, this foundation is long-wearing and so lightweight that it is almost undetectable on the skin.

This is a good choice for oily skin girls, while dry skin girls need an extra pump or two of moisturiser. But with fifty different shades, you’ll definitely find one to suit your skin tone.

It retails for RM180.

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KVD Beauty Lock-It Liquid Foundation

KVD Beauty Lock-It Liquid Foundation

We’ve got another full coverage foundation here that are good for oily skin girls but require a little more moisture for those with dry skin.

This one is transfer-resistant, so it’s likely to stay on your face and off your clothes. A little of this product goes a long way.

It retails for RM182.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place SPF 10 Foundation

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place SPF 10 Foundation

A full coverage foundation, it is lightweight and so comfortable it requires no touch-ups throughout the day.

What’s great is that its oil-controlling, won’t clog pores, and lasts in hot and humid weather.

It retails for RM201.

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Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Liquid Foundation

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Liquid Foundation

If you want a full coverage, long-wearing foundation that offers a flawless matte finish, try this.

The formula doesn’t just hug the skin, but can stay on for up to six hours during a pool party and twelve hours in hot and humid weather.

It retails for RM185.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

Tried and tested in extreme heat and humidity, this full and medium coverage foundation lasts up to 16 hours and is comfortable, breathable, and weightless.

It instantly conceals redness, discolouration, and pores while controlling excess oil and shine.

It retails for RM189.

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Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation

We’ve got another oil-controlling formula here that offers a matte finish with medium-to-full coverage.

It helps minimise the appearance of pores and imperfections while giving the skin a smoother, flawless look and finish.

It retails for RM87.

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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

A long-wearing foundation stick, its got the fluidity of a liquid and the weightlessness of a powder. Its formula adjusts to your body temperature to effortlessly blend into the skin.

You can easily build upon this to get sheer to full coverage that lasts up to 12 hours. Plus, this product can be doubled up as a concealer.

It retails for RM230.

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation SPF 15

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation SPF 15

Formulated to maintain your skin’s pH level, the colour should stay put all day long, allowing for transfer-resistant coverage.

It’s infused with perlite and silica so it absorbs oil like a dream to give you a flawless, non-greasy complexion.

It retails for RM190.

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Best foundation for dry skin

Make Up For Ever Watertone Skin Perfecting Tint Foundation

Make Up For Ever Watertone Skin Perfecting Tint Foundation

This is a light to medium foundation that contains a formula of 94% naturally derived ingredients, of which 78% are water-based to deliver refreshing hydration to the skin.

It offers 24 hours of wear with all-day comfort and minimised imperfections. You’ll likely have the most natural glow with this product.

It retails for RM180.

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KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm

KVD Beauty Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm

A hydrating foundation balm, its got skin-loving ingredients like apple extract and sodium hyaluronate.

It promises to cover anything from blemishes to discolouration to tattoos, so you know this is going to do the job.

It retails for RM186.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

Formulated with grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate, Rihanna created this foundation to offer an hydrating alternative to the Pro Filtr Foundation.

It’s got a sweat- and humidity-resistant formula that will leave your skin looking natural instead of dewy throughout the day.

It retails for RM165.

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Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Perfect Natural Finish Longwear Foundation

Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Perfect Natural Finish Longwear Foundation

Combining makeup and skincare, you’re going to get a second skin effect and long-lasting medium coverage.

It is enriched with anti-pollution algae and hydrating hyaluronic acid to make your skin more beautiful day after day.

It retails for RM82.

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Tarte Sea Hydroflex Serum Foundation

Tarte Sea Hydroflex Serum Foundation

This is a serum foundation that delivers hydration to your skin while smoothening and brightening it.

It offers light to medium coverage that dries to a natural, radiant finish.

It retails for RM165.

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Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation

Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation

Want something that’s full coverage but still hydrating? This full coverage foundation uses a water-based formula that creates a weightless mesh on the skin.

It is a matte finish, 24-hour foundation that perfectly corrects blemishes and ensures that you’ve got a perfect makeup base.

It retails for RM238.

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Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

We’ve got this lightweight yet high coverage foundation for you that delivers great hydration to your skin.

It contains light diffusing spheres which blur imperfections and allows your makeup to stay true in any light.

It retails for RM155.

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Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation

Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation

Featuring natural active ingredients, this foundation protects your skin from environmental ageing, moisturises it, and improves the overall texture.

Your skin will look like it has a natural, brighter finish that looks close to your natural tone.

It retails for RM155.

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Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation SPF 40 PA++++

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation SPF 40 PA++++

This medium-to-full coverage foundation has a moisture complex which includes hyaluronic acid so it’ll definitely quench your skin.

It also contains cordyceps, ginseng, vitamin e, and uv filters to defend against environmental damage and replenish the skin’s natural barrier.

It retails for RM265.

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Best foundation for combination skin

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation

This has a super fluid, serum-like texture that gives you enough hydration for your dry spots without clogging up the oily parts of your skin.

It has a super breathable formula that gives you buildable medium coverage and contains a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lily.

It retails for RM142.

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Sephora Collection Care Foundation

Sephora Collection Care Foundation

With 97% naturally dervied ingredients, this weightless, buildable liquid foundation has hydrating and nourishing properties.

It is unscented, non-comedogenic, and is designed to make your skin more visibly beautiful with each passing day.

It retails for RM85.

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

This is a medium-to-full coverage foundation that is infused with coconut water and hyaluronic acid, all great hydrating ingredients.

It also contains Alpine rose which is great at brightening your skin’s appearance and promoting elasticity.

It retails for RM158.

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It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50

Do you want a foundation that gives you ‘your skin but better’? Then you should consider this colour-correcting full coverage foundation.

It is infused with many skin-loving ingredients and is a multitasking makeup product that gives you a nourishing glow.

It retails for RM178.

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Laneige Neo Glow Foundation

Laneige Neo Glow Foundation

An ultralight foundation, it gives your skin a clear and bright complexion with a natural, dewy glow.

Formulated to last for 48 hours, it moisturises the skin, evens its texture, and protects it from fine dust.

It retails for RM170.

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Gucci Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel

Gucci Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel

This is a light as a feather foundation that offers light to medium buildable coverage without ever masking your natural beauty.

Easy to apply and non-greasy, it blurs your blemesishes and makes your pores less visible.

It retails for RM265.

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Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation

If you’re annoyed with how different your foundation looks like under certain lighting, you’ll want to choose this one as its got a light-adjusting technology to give you a smooth luminous finish under any light.

It also offers 24 hours of hydration, SPF 30, collagen support, and vitamin c for lasting luminosity.

It retails for RM210.

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

We’ve got a 16-hour lasting foundation that is lightweight yet offers medium-to-full buildable coverage.

What’s unique is that it uses micronized amino-acid coated pigments and mineral tone-balancingpowders to mimic your skin’s tone and fuse with it to produce the closest match.

It retails for RM210.

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Make Up For Ever HD Skin Foundation

Make Up For Ever HD Skin Foundation

Ideal for normal, combination or oily skin, this foundation offers buildable, medium-to-full coverage for a semi-matte yet natural finish.

It blurs imperfections for up to 24 hours and has its own micro-skin system to sync with the skin for no cracks and dry patches.

It retails for RM188.

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Best cushion foundation

IOPE Air Cushion

IOPE Air Cushion

IOPE’s Air Cushion is considered one of the best out there, and we have to agree.

It moisturises your skin while covering up skin flaws and smoothening and brightening skin texture.

It retails for RM225.99.

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Aprilskin Magic Snow Cushion 3.0

Aprilskin Magic Snow Cushion 3.0

Enriched with mineral water, blueberry extract, and aloe vera leaf extract, this cushion foundation has 45% moisture base for a smooth and sleek application.

It is a 24-hour long wearing formula that fills pores and covers blemishes for a velvety finish.

It retails for RM159.

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3CE Soft Matte Fit Cushion

3CE Soft Matte Fit Cushion

This cushion foundation is formulated to deliver airy and seamless application perfect for touch-ups.

It also absorbs oil while locking in moisture, so you’ll be sure to be shine free throughout the day.

It retails for RM170.

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Innisfree Skin Fit Glow Cushion SPF34 PA++

Innisfree Skin Fit Glow Cushion SPF34 PA++

Containing glow fitting powder, this cushion foundation coats the skin with a luminous glow.

Its got an even fitting formula that adheres closely to the skin while lasting long hours without wearing off.

It retails for RM90.

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Laneige Neo Cushion Matte

Laneige Neo Cushion Matte

A matte foundation, it provides 24 hours of sheer coverage for a non-cakey appearance even after several touch-ups.

As it is sweatproof and transfer proof, this product is great for anyone with an active lifestyle.

It retails for RM160.

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CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Cushion

CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Cushion

This is a semi-matte cushion foundation that adheres to the skin without heaviness or thickness.

It’s one of the longer-lasting formulas we’ve seen, with up to 54 hours of coverage. Additionally, it has oil-controlling effects to help keep your makeup clean and beautiful.

It retails for RM150.

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I'M MEME Cover-up Matte Fit Cushion

I'M MEME Cover-up Matte Fit Cushion

A high coverage cushion foundation, it gives a light weight, soft-matte finish that covers your spots and dark circles easily.

It keeps your skin fresh using sebum reducing ingredients such as cotton seed extract and bergamot extract.

It retails for RM88.44.

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Rom&nd Clear Cover Cushion

Rom&nd Clear Cover Cushion

Great for dry and normal skin, this cushion foundation offers light coverage in a semi-glow finish.

You can expect it to cover your blemishes and pores effortlessly without clumping.

It retails for RM114.67.

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Pony Effect Hyper Protection Cushion

Pony Effect Hyper Protection Cushion

Containing juniper berry extract and myratis extract, this cushion foundation purifies, soothes, and moisturises your skin.

It also promises to be ‘mask-proof, thanks to its high transfer resistance technology, perfect for this day and age.

It retails for RM169.86.

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Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Ampoule Cushion

Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Ampoule Cushion

Skincare brand Cosrx has stepped into makeup with this glowing foundation that contains 29.6% of propolis extract.

Although it’s lightweight, it uses white sapphire to reflect light and blur pores to achieve a glowy look.

It retails for RM137.21.

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