July 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM ET
Want flawless skin that also looks natural? Check out these options, favorites of makeup artist Mickey Williams.
BB and CC creams
IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation, $35
Essentially, this is the ultimate BB and CC combo, complete with anti-oxidants, vitamins, and anti-aging properties and it provides much more coverage than a typical BB cream.
Too Faced Air-Buffed BB Cream, $39
This is a complete coverage BB cream with five-in-one mousse-to matte formula that treats, perfects, mattifies, primes and protects with SPF 20 – all with a natural-looking finish.
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Foundation with built-in primers
Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
This is a primer, concealer and foundation, all in one step, as well as SPF 20 protection.
Complete coverage: Super thin products
Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Luminous Silk Foundation, $60
This foundation has excellent coverage and isn’t super matte – it has more an eggshell, soft-focus glow in the finish and it comes in several shades. The weightless, hydrating coverage lets you layer the foundation on for whatever intensity you desire.
Almay Smart Shade Mousse, $13.99
We are seeing more and more brands feature multiple shades or shade ranges in one color. These are usually microencapsulated beads that break open once rubbed onto the skin. Then, you see the colors combine and shade shift into the skin. It's genius, however you do need to make sure you stay within the correct light, medium, or dark range that is closest to your natural complexion.
Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation,$30
This foundation concentrated pigment to cover everything from a pimple to a tattoo, but it is an incredibly lightweight product that looks natural. It’s long a long-wear foundation, doesn’t cake up and dries matte so there’s no slick look to the skin.