To make your foundation look like your real skin, you need to perfect your technique. But of course, using a product that practically does all the work for you always helps. Some foundations just achieve that second skin effect better than others, to the point where you yourself could forget that you're wearing anything at all. For some tried and tested examples, keep scrolling!
1. Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation
This makeup artist-approved formula has light yet buildable coverage that meshes seamlessly with your skin for a natural finish. It's waterproof, too, so you won't have to worry about fading right away.
DIOR Backstage Face & Body Foundation, price unavailable, The Podium
2. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Skin-Fusion Texture SPF 20
You'll be surprised at how well the Lingerie de Peau combines all-day wear, oil control, and skin-like coverage all in one convenient bottle—we know we were.
GUERLAIN Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Skin-Fusion Texture SPF 20, P3356, Sephora.ph
3. Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance Perfecting Foundation
If you can't resist the look of luminous, dewy skin, this hydrating foundation will give you exactly that without the sticky feeling and streakiness.
LAURA MERCIER Flawless Lumière Radiance Perfecting Foundation, P2650, Rustan's
4. Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation
Leave it to legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath to create a foundation with a smoothing, second-skin finish that you wouldn't mind wearing on the daily.
PAT MCGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation, P4050, Sephora.ph
5. MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation
This foundation becomes practically invisible when blended over the face and body. It's perfect for evening out your skin tone with a sheer veil of color amped up by a healthy sheen.
MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation, price unavailable, Greenbelt 5
6. Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30
A midday makeup breakdown is out of the question with this buildable, oil-free foundation that maintains that freshly-applied vibe all day long, regardless of the weather.
SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30, P3000, TriNoma
7. Make Up For Ever Reboot Foundation
This foundation makes up for its sheer coverage by blurring signs of fatigued skin to mimic that healthy, post-skincare glow.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Reboot Foundation, P2700, SM Megamall
8. Estée Lauder Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 30
Thanks to its waterlight texture and satin finish, the Water Fresh looks and feels more like a skin tint than an actual foundation.
ESTEE LAUDER Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF 30, P2400, Rustan's
9. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Every day is a good skin day with the Sheer Glow. It works just like your average foundation, providing buildable coverage that blurs imperfections, but it never looks cakey and dry.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, price unavailable, Glorietta 3
10. Revlon Photoready Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation
It's not every day that you'll find a drugstore foundation with a skin-like finish and an anti-pollution formula that's also free from oils and parabens, but the Candid proves that it's possible.
REVLON Photoready Candid Foundation, P675, Watsons