Finding your foundation soul mate should be simple. But, for many—this editor included—it's a more difficult process than it needs to be. And sadly the makeup gods haven't quite created a Tinder for foundation (although someone should really get right on that!), so we're left to swatch and re-swatch in hopes of finding just the right match. Thankfully, some beauty brands are answering the call for better shade ranges. See some the top players, below. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Of course we can't talk foundation without talking Fenty Beauty. The foundation has been catching people's attention since its launch for it's comfortable wear and whopping 40 shade options, which span the range of tones. It's so popular in fact that it's jumped up to the #2 spot in liquid foundation on Influenster.
There's a reason this liquid foundation from Estée Lauder is rated #1 among Influensters: it covers, is true to color, and lasts. This fact is particularly useful considering there are 30 shades offered!
Cover FX offers three tone guides (pink, neutral, golden) each with a number of shades within their respective tone families for a total of 40 options. This buildable foundation is ideal for anyone who likes to drift between sheer coverage and full. Just be warned: Influensters say a little bit goes a long way!
This drugstore buy is a favorite among many bargain beauty buffs. The 33-shade collection boasts the ability to match your tone and texture, all while nourishing skin thanks to vitamins A and C.
Ever since the K-beauty trend of cushion compacts have hit the market, we've been intrigued by the pillow-y foundation combo. But the color selection in most compacts has been lacking—until now. Enter Lancôme with this 18-range collection. The buildable, matte foundation is ideal for anyone who likes just a touch of coverage!
When it comes to stick foundation, it can be even harder to find your perfect match. The last thing you want is to look like you drew all over your face. Thankfully, Hourglass is changing the game with this 26-shade range. Organized by undertones, you can easily find just the right stick to match your skin's own natural tones. Plus, it's formulated with double the amount of pigment as traditional foundation so you know you're getting serious color payoff.
One of the hardest makeup products to match is powder. Too dark and you look like you've had a bad fake bake experience; too light and you look ghostly. Well, bareMinerals powder foundation not only comes in 20 different shades, but it also mattifies, covers blemishes, and contains SPF 15 for added protection.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation ($7.99)
Another affordable find comes from Maybelline's Fit Me. Created to give a natural, flawless finish, Fit Me's 40 shades blend with skin's own tone and texture to give an even look. Plus, blurring micro-powders control shine and blur pores, making this a great option for anyone who loves a matte finish.
A whopping 28 shades are available in this multi-purpose stick. Find your favorite match and use as a foundation, concealer, highlighter, or to contour. The possibilities are endless, as are the color combos.
MAKE UP FOR EVER might just take the cake with a stellar 40 shade options available. Many Influensters adore the sheer, natural coverage and tout this as their holy grail foundation. We can't argue with that!
What are your favorite products with a lot of color options? Share with us your top picks!