When it comes to foundation for redheads, it can find it hard to find the right match. First and foremost, not many companies have shades for very fair skin. Sometimes, the lightest color is “Ivory” and even then it’s too dark. And unfortunately, many products are packed full of chemicals which can lead to major breakouts, irritations and redness.

We’ve chosen our top timeless 5 foundations for each base categories. These products passed the ‘Redhead Friendly’ approval process with flying colors. All are available in an array of shades for redheads, too. Take a look below:

'Redhead Friendly' Beauty Products

1. Liquid + Cushion Foundation In-One:

L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation, $16.99.

An innovative sponge drenched in liquid foundation. Tap a little for a fresh natural glow, tap on more to build a new level of luminous coverage. The application itself is effortless, it is completely buildable and if you’re like most redheads & suffer from sensitive skin, you’ll love the way it makes your skin breathe.


2. Liquid Foundation:

COVER FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation, $40.

This silky smooth foundation is comfortable and perfect for all-day wear. Vitamins C and E soothe inflammation and reduce redness. The formula’s anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties also protect against damaging environmental factors.


3. Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation:

Pixi by Petra Flawless Finishing Powder, $22.

It is categorized as a “finishing powder” but we loved it best as an actual base foundation. The color is perfect for a quick sweep if you’re looking for a natural look. It is jam packed with skin benefiting ingredients that moisturize, protect and plump the skin. Anti-aging, skin firming properties assist skin in looking and feeling flawless, radiant and more youthful.


4. Mineral Makeup:

Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation, $36.

One of our all-time favorite products. First and foremost, the packaging allows for zero spills and it is a weightless powder foundation. There are over seven light-medium shades and unlike other mineral makeup, it does not accentuate deep lines — instead, it hides them. It won’t make you break out or irritate your redhead skin which is always a huge bonus.


5. Tinted Moisturizer:

Clinique ‘Moisture Surge’ Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $27

Refreshingly lightweight formula provides a no-makeup look and feel, yet covers imperfections with a natural, hydrating touch. Oil-free and SPF 15 is included. Win, win.


See more product recommendations in the “How to be a Redhead” book!

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