As much as we love make-up at Haute Talk, we recognize that it can be an extremely frustrating task. Whether you’re just beginning to experiment with make-up or a pro, we all know the struggle of finding the perfect foundation for your skin tone. It’s a daunting task when you take into account your unique complexion and underlying tones. Using the wrong color can have moderate to terrible results. No one wants to look like the Bride of Frankenstein, and the whole “face tanner than the rest of your body” thing is never cute.

Finding the perfect foundation color extends beyond the reach of the color itself, but also has to do with the amount of coverage you’re looking for. Let’s take it back to complexion. Light, medium, and full coverage are the most common generalizations when classifying the power of the foundation. Take a look at a few of our favorite and read our beauty tips about them:

Light Coverage

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($39)

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If you have a fairly good complexion or are most interested in a light coverage make-up, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin is one of your better options. It’s extremely light, silky smooth, and gives a nice dewy look.

Medium Coverage

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42)

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MUFE consistently makes flawless products, and their foundation is no different. It works best as a medium coverage foundation, but can be built up to full coverage. It disappears into skin perfectly and blends incredibly well with other products.

Full Coverage

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation ($45)

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This foundation doesn’t necessarily have a fit for all skin tones, but it’s one of the best liquid foundations on the market. The Silk Crème Foundation can be found on almost every top foundations list, and is something that we recommend all of our readers that want full coverage to try. The product itself melts into skin upon blending, and does a stand up job of smoothing complexions. The only downside is that there aren’t that many tones available, leaving little wiggle room.

Don’t take our word for it, explore your options! The more products you try the more you’ll develop a sense of what you like and are looking for. The perfect foundation for you is out there, but you have may have to try a few duds before you get there.

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