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Finding ‘redhead friendly’ approved foundations can be somewhat challenging. But here’s the thing, it shouldn’t be. It seems many makeup companies come out with what they think is the lightest shade, when in fact it’s still too dark for some redheads.

We all want to find that foundation we love, trust and works with our complexion. Many drugstore foundations work great and are inexpensive but it can be difficult to find the right shade. That’s where Sephora comes in. It’s a haven for makeup and skin gurus. The store lets you try the foundation before you buy and many employees will go through various brands to make sure you purchase the right one. The best part: you’ll leave with a satisfied, confident purchase.

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However, it can be overwhelming to walk into the store, so we’ve compiled the 5 best NEW ‘redhead friendly’ foundations available at Sephora right now.

1. Jouer Essential High Coverage Crème Foundation

A lightweight, long-wearing foundation delivering a matte finish. Infused with chamomile and cucumber extract to help soothe and calm your skin. 50 shades available categorized in fair, light, medium, tan, dark and deep. $38, Shop Here

2. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation:

This buildable foundation isn’t technically new but we had to include it in this list since the line offers so many diverse shades –– 40 total! It’s especially a great option for those redheads looking for an oil-free formula that won’t clog pores. $34, Shop Here

3. Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation:

A breathable, full-coverage foundation with a non-cakey matte finish that’s offered in 40 shades. $38, Shop Here

4. ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup:

A fragrance-free foundation that is oil-free, dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic. 56 shades available. $42, Shop Here

5. SMASHBOX Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation:

This foundation is super lightweight and comfortable. It’s exercise-resistant, sweat-resistant, transfer-proof, and it works great on those with sensitive skin. 40 shades available. $36, Shop Here

Purchase the “How to be a Redhead” book for even more timeless foundation picks for redheads.

Rock it like a Redhead!