Best Of The Best - Foundation
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation #1 Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation

Editor's note: This product has been reformulated by Laura Mercier and is now called oil free suprême foundation. The colors may have changed. The URL links to the new product, and the new product description is below the original.

From the manufacturer:

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation is a layerable, highly pigmented formula to be used only where needed & allows the user to determine the amount of coverage.

  • Complete range of yellow-based foundations created to accommodate most women & help them achieve the most natural, "no makeup" look
  • Apply very sheerly or layer for more coverage
  • Never looks cakey or heavy because of the lightweight formula
  • Extremely long-wearing, stays colour true, & wears evenly
  • Vitamins A, C & E act as antioxidants to protect the skin from harmful effects in the environment
  • Oil-free, yet non-drying
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • 1 oz./29ml
oil free suprême foundation: 

Laura has developed an innovative new oil-free foundation that gives skin the ultimate coverage, comfort and wear for a flawless complexion. The oil-free, non-drying, lightweight formula glides on evenly and does not settle into fine lines.
Manufacturer: Laura Mercier
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #2 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

From the manufacturer:

As seen in the press, capture the glow of perfect skin with this award-winning foundation. Luminous Silk foundation is an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology. So weightless, it redefines foundation. Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage. For all skin types.

Manufacturer: Giorgio Armani Cosmetics
Visiora MV Creme Face Makeup #3 Visiora MV Creme Face Makeup
From the manufacturer:

Beautiful cream foundation in a compact, it can be used on its own or with the pressed powder for more coverage, deeper color, and more even tone. The texture of this product is sheer but offers more coverage than liquid makeup. Visiora is made in France and formulated to give natural, sheer flawless coverage.

Manufacturer: Visiora Makeup and Cosmetics
Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Foundation #4 Clé de Peau Beauté Cream Foundation

From the manufacturer:

Semi-matte, moist finish

Realize perfect, redefined beauty.

Adhering evenly to the nanostructure of skin, this exquisite cream foundation offers lasting coverage with a beauty flawless finish and unparalleled radience.

Manufacturer: Clé de Peau Beauté
RCMA Foundation #5 RCMA Foundation

From the manufacturer:

RCMA Foundation is a professional Hi-Percentage-Pigmentation, easy spreading cream base with no perfume, mineral oil or lanolin. Great for photography, TV, Film, Video. This makeup is great for every day wear as well.

Manufacturer: RCMA
Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Make Up #6 Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Make Up
From the manufacturer:

The secret is all in this top-selling formula. This waterproof, ultra-light, water-based gel contains no emulsifiers and provides a totally natural, satin finish. Ideal for normal skin-types as well as for fine lines and large pores. Gives skin a uniform tone without accentuating imperfections. A makeup artist's favorite.

Manufacturer: Make Up For Ever
Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Cream Foundation #7 Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Cream Foundation

From the manufacturer:

Twice Voted Foundation of the Year this mineral cream-to-powder foundation make-up has been the choice of professionals for the last 30 years. The velvety smooth feel is buildable allowing you to have a sheer or a full coverage application. Helps to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, environmental irritants and pollutants. 100% Pharmaceutical grade ingredients allow the skin to breathe, helps to heal problem skin and will never clog your pores. Designed to suit all skin types including sensitive and problem skin. Worn by the most famous faces in the world!

Manufacturer: Gerda Spillmann
M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation #8 M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation
From the manufacturer:

A water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides long-lasting, natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body Foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend, water-resistant formula. The long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of colours and contains several emollients to help moisturize and condition the skin. It delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body.
Manufacturer: M.A.C. Cosmetics
Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Foundation #9 Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Foundation

Editor's Note: This product is no longer available. For additional products by the manufacturer, visit the link below.

Manufacturer: Shu Uemura
Joe Blasco Ultrabase #10 Joe Blasco Ultrabase
From the manufacturer:

High-pigment Cream Base. Appears natural with only a very thin application. Needs less powder to set, and lasts much longer than any other make-up on the market today. Apply with wet or dry foam sponge, or fingertips.
Manufacturer: Joe Blasco