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These Are The Best Foundations in Australia for Every Skin Type

The search for flawless skin is over: we've rounded up the best foundations available in Australia so naturally radiant, perfectly smooth skin is within your reach.

INIKA Organic

There’s no doubt that the best foundations won’t work if they’re not a match made in heaven.

While finding the perfect shade to match your skin is a task in itself, your skin type is also a huge determining factor when selecting your next beauty go-to

Those with dry skin will know the feeling of having foundation sit in dehydration lines or attach itself to flaky skin, while oilier skin types are all too familiar with looking in the mirror halfway through the day and realising that their dewy foundation has all but melted away.

But not to fear! Once you have your face moisturiser and high protection sunscreen sorted, it's time to discover the perfect foundation for your skin...and we're here to help. 

We've sorted through the bunch and found the best foundations in Australia for every skin type, from foundations for full coverage to lightweight powder foundations and everything in between.

The Best Natural and Mineral Foundation in Australia

Lust Minerals

Lust Minerals Pro Finish Liquid Foundation, $62

A full-coverage foundation, this liquid beauty is designed for all skin types. A favourite of our shopping editor, it has a satin finish, is lightweight, sweat-resistant and offers SPF 20 coverage thanks to a formula focused on improving the health of the skin. Our favourite part? It comes in 19 different shades to suit a range of skin types, with the option of two different applicator choices so it works with your routine.

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Aspect Minerals Liquid Foundation

Aspect Minerals Liquid Foundation, $65

Aspect changed the mineral makeup game by releasing this colour-correcting, liquid mineral foundation. It’s not heavy, lasts all day and the finish is very natural-looking, and the futuristic formula contains antioxidants and hydrators that act as skincare within your makeup to protect and moisturise the skin.

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INIKA Organic

INIKA Organic Liquid Foundation, $75

This stay-all-day foundation is made with complexion-loving botanical extracts for makeup-meets-skincare benefits. Expect a dewy, natural coverage from this creamy yet weightless formula that minimises the signs fo skin ageing thanks to a blend of antioxidant Green Tea extract and hyaluronic acid.

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Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus Second Skin Foundation, $85

A soft-focus liquid foundation with sun protection and a second skin finish, the Eye of Horus Second Skin Foundation uses the benefits of actives to help achieve a smooth, buildable coverage with SPF25+ sun protection and a glowy finish that you guessed it, looks like a second skin. Available in four optically blended shades, the formulation is suitable for all ages and skin types.

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The Best Powder Foundation in Australia

Tribe Skincare

Tribe Skincare Mineral Makeup Powder, $65

A favourite amongst those who have transitioned from liquid to mineral foundation, Tribe Skincare's Mineral Makeup Powder is a game-changer. Use it for light coverage or build to full coverage, its suitable for all skin types, is also anti-inflammatory and aids in facial redness and healing breakouts. 

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Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Powder Foundation, $60

A long-wear, light-as-air powder, this foundation delivers light to full coverage in a non-cakey soft matte finish. Flawless, fast, and easy, it's available in 50 shades to suit every skin type and colour. Plus, it is sweat-, humidity-, and crease-resistant and actively reduces the appearance of shine.

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tarte Amazonian Clay Blurring Powder Foundation, $64

For a matte (not flat!) finish, look no further than tarte's best-selling foundation in a powder version. Optical blurring powders airbrush the look of fine lines, power and imperfections for an in-real-life filter effect. With up to 16 hours of wear, it won't cake, flake or settle, with the Amazonian clay formula absorbing oil for a shine-free look.

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MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, $66

This one-step powder foundation gives medium-to-full buildable coverage with an ultra-matte finish. It lasts for 12 hours, controls shine and immediately reduces the look of pores for a flawless finish.

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The Best Foundation in Australia for Dry Skin

Armani Beauty

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Fluid Foundation, $105

A cult favourite, this formula is lightweight, melts into the skin and makes your skin look flawless without trying. While it is a little pricier than other options, it’s worth it for the perfect, lit-from-within glowy finish.

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It Cosmetics CC Cream

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50, $73

A medium to high coverage foundation that can easily be built up to your desired finish. This foundation is the epitome of ‘your skin but better’ and combines its formula with SPF 50+ protection as well as antioxidants to help with free radical damage. It colour corrects, hides pigmentation and a little goes a long way. A forever staple and great for most skin types - including dry and dehydrated skin - as it won’t disappear halfway through the day.

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Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation, $79

A go-to for the House of Dior runway shows this Face & Body Foundation offers luminous results and a custom coverage effect, from the most natural glow to a high-perfetion complexion. Its ultra-fine texture blends seamlessly with even the driest of skin and evens out and smooths the complexion for a weightless, second-skin finish.

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Liquid Foundation

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Liquid Foundation, $120

Perfect for dry skin, this liquid foundation provides 24 hours of breathable coverage and all-day hydration. Leaving a healthy natural glow and a medium coverage, skin is flawless and luminous.

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The Best Foundation in Australia for Oily Skin

Lust Minerals

Lust Minerals Matte Finish Liquid Foundation, $60

Designed with oily skin types in mind, this Matte Finish Foundation is packed with superfoods and vitamins (think avocado oil, evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil) to hydrate and moisturise your skin. The medium, buildable coverage is lightweight and natural - perfect for those "no-makeup-makeup" days.

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Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $75

If you have an event on and need your foundation to stay put on your oily skin then this cult classic foundation is it. The coverage is buildable, the finish is very natural, and not only will it hide every blemish and spot of pigmentation, but it won’t budge. It's available in 60 shades and offers 24-hour wear with a fresh matte finish that controls oil, sweat, heat and humidity all day long.

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Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Stick, $67

This creamy, blendable foundation stick glides on like a second skin and offers long-lasting, buildable coverage. The best part? It's a multitasking product, doubling as a foundation, concealer and contour all in one. 

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Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer, $72

A little goes a long way with this all-in-one foundation and concealer. Expect a natural, beyond-perfected look that lasts 24 hours, with a lightweight yet moisturising makeup that covers thoroughly without blocking pores. 

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