By Nicollette Samuels
Feature Image: Delmaine Donson
New year, new makeup! Help bring in 2022 with some new makeup releases, starting with the base. Makeup brands have decided to kick off the new year right with some new foundations that have social media buzzing. A foundation is a wonderful way to start off one’s makeup look, giving the skin coverage to even out the skin tone, cover blemishes, and create the perfect canvas for a look that best suits you. These foundations come in a variety of finishes and formats, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. It’s time to rummage through your old makeup and see if you have the space for a new foundation in your collection.
A medium-coverage, liquid foundation that has a natural finish and gives a natural glow. This skincare-infused foundation is made to blur pores, hydrate, smooth, and brighten skin with ingredients like Bix-Activ, hyaluronic acid, and rose complex to improve the look of skin with each use. It comes in 30 shades and retails for $44.
If you are looking for an affordable option, E.l.f. has got you covered. Their new Camo Powder Foundation is an oily skin’s dream. Their primer-infused, long-lasting foundation helps to achieve an airbrushed, non-cakey look. This also comes in a wide range of 30 shades and only costs $11.
L’OrÃ©al Paris is a timeless drugstore staple that offers makeup for women on a budget. This 4-in-1 Tinted Balm firms skin over time, smooths lines, conceals imperfections, and evens tone. It has an anti-aging formula with firming serum to minimize wrinkles and fine lines. It has a light to medium coverage giving you the benefits of skincare with the coverage of a foundation. Available in 8 shades and retails for $11.99.
This new NARS foundation is a gamechanger. It is an advanced makeup-skincare hybrid foundation that truly mimics the look of real skin while giving a radiant glow from within. It features Biomimetic Oat to improve clarity by reducing redness, Japanese Lilyturf to support the skin barrier and maintain moisture, and Cacao Peptides and Milk Thistle to minimize the effects of blue light. This medium coverage, liquid foundation has a natural finish that blurs, smooths, and improves skin clarity over time. It is available in 36 shades and costs $49.
Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Eldridge released her first, highly anticipated foundation at the end of 2021 and people can’t stop talking about it, from its unique packaging to its original foundation formulation. It is a skin-friendly foundation with customizable coverage that can be dialed up or down. Its soft-focus effect quality allows it to blend seamlessly and smoothly into the skin. It is self-setting and contains a natural mesh-like ingredient that fuses with the skin after blending. The finish is neither dewy nor matte, but an in between, skin-like satin. It comes in 40 shades and retails for $61.
Winter is in full swing and is taking no prisoners when it comes to dry skin. Chanel may be here to save the day with their new luminous finish foundation with a buildable coverage. It is enriched with red camellia oil and moisturizing ingredients to help protect the skin from environmental stressors and give it a youthful glow. This foundation is available in 20 shades and retails for $70.