With life moving at hyper-speed—checking email at 30,000 feet is normal; FaceTime is a fully appropriate form of catching up—multitasking has never seemed more efficient. So is it any surprise that foundations are going high tech, too? The latest breakthrough technologies don’t just cover and conceal: Consider them effective skin-care treatments and natural problem solvers. From a hyaluronic acid–infused formula to one that fights wrinkles and dullness, here are eight new foundations to stock up on right now.
Beauty Blender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation, $40, sephora.com
The brand synonymous with flawless makeup application is back with a weightless new foundation that, when dabbed on with the cult pink sponge—via the uniquely designed packaging—delivers a surge of hyaluronic acid and unparalleled coverage for 24-hour effortless wear.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty All Hours Foundation, $48, yslbeautyus.com
Control shine with this new oil-free cream-to-powder foundation stick, which can be used as a spot treatment or easily applied to the entire face—no brush required.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, $42, sephora.com
Now available in 56 shades, this waterproof 24-hour matte formula is completely oil-free and non-acnegenic, so while it’s staying in place, it won’t cause breakouts.
Flesh Firm Flesh Thickstick Foundation, $18, ulta.com
This talc-free foundation stick, which is slight enough to fit in the back pocket of your new fall jeans, packs a powerful punch when it comes to covering up imperfections and dark circles.
CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation, $9, amazon.com
Formulated with the brand’s exclusive flexi-hold technology, which creates a lightweight, matte veil on the skin, this pore-minimizing formula provides 12-hour coverage and comes in 40 shades.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25, $195, laprairie.com
High-performance skin care meets hardworking coverage in La Prairie’s new formula, which is made with the brand’s anti-aging skin caviar essence.
Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick, $68, barneys.com
Legendary makeup artist Gucci Westman’s new coverage stick, which is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients, delivers buildable, weightless coverage in 11 shades for a hydrating finish that flatters virtually every skin type.
La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation SPF 20, $120, nordstrom.com
Bridging the gap between luxurious skin care and luminous coverage is La Mer’s K-beauty inspired cushion compact, which gives the face a more lifted, plump appearance via a built-in sponge applicator.