Clean Slate For Your Date: 7 Fresh & Flawless Foundations

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Foolproof finds to shine on date night.

When building on a new or already established foundation with a guy, the last thing you need is your makeup getting in the way.

From frigid and flaky to oily and (eek!) off-color, avoid embarrassing foundation faux-pas (and achieve a nature looking glow) with these foolproof finds.


L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation, $8.79-$10.99

If the thought of putting liquid foundation on already oily skin has you skeptical, you're not alone. That's why we were so pleasantly surprised by this Houdini of a face product, which goes on as a liquid but quick-dries into a lightweight powder that creates an almost ceramic-like look.


Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup, $49

If you're looking for "the one", we suggest you first commit to this long wear foundation from Dior. While other foundations can come on a little strong (feeling you weighed down and distracted or, even worse, insecure), this silky finish feels like a second skin.


Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation, $59

Like lingerie for the skin, this delicate formula from Guerlain offers sexy, yet still full, coverage (and features a luminous, almost pearlescent, veil).

Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation, $26

Give yourself the model treatment with this airbrush foundation from Sephora, which makes for a smooth, even application and (contrary to belief) leaves behind little to no mess.


Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum 15, $42

Preparing for your close-up is easy with this new HD Foundation from Smashbox. Known for its forgiving shades and smooth, barely-there finish, it features an SPF of 15 to protect during any outdoor adventures where there's potential to get personal.


Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation, $42

You put a lot of time and energy into getting your "naturally beautiful" look just right, so the last thing you need is a foundation color line (otherwise known as the mask effect) blowing your cover. Your secret is safe (at least with us) thanks to this eco-friendly and easy-to-apply foundation from Josie Maran. All you have to do is choose one of three shade families; then sit back and watch the formula morph to match your natural skin tone.


Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Supercharged Foundation, $48

If you're planning on talking, smiling and (ahem) kissing, you can't afford to have a stiff or limiting solution holding you back. Enter this anti-aging gel formula from Marc Jacobs' beauty collection, which boasts a first-to-market buoyancy gel technology for added flexibility (and coconut water extracts for hydration).