We Asked Pinays To Reveal Their Holy Grail Foundations

'It covers all the chismis on my skin.'

It's no secret that the key to a flawless makeup look is a good base. But, the struggle to find a good foundation is real—it's really a matter of trial and error. You'll experience gray casts, wrong shade matches, and oxidizing (when the product turns a few shades darker) before you truly find ~The One~.

If you're still looking for your ~holy grail~ foundation, we asked the girls over at Cosmo Mixers (our fun group that you should totes join) to share their go-to base products and exactly why they love them.

Read up on their testimonials—maybe this list will help you find your holy grail foundation!

  1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

    "It's the only foundation I've tried that doesn't transfer when I touch my face, and it doesn't leave marks on my glasses. I'm also pretty sure it doesn't slide off my skin. If it does, it probably fades evenly because my complexion still looks so good at the end of the day. I have oily skin, BTW! I swear, even foundations that are supposedly HG or cult-favorites pale in comparison to this one because everything else transfers talaga!" -Paulina

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup, P2,400, Rustan's The Beauty Source

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  2. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation

    "For a 16-hour long-wear foundation, IT FEELS SO LIGHT! It's a good foundation for all skin types, and it does a good job of covering dark and red spots. I super love it! It's worth the price!" -Thea

    Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, P2,750, SM Megamall

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  3. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

    "Fenty Beauty foundation! It has a second-skin matte finish that is great for my oily skin. The coverage is good, too." -Samantha

    Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, P2,030, Sephora

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  4. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

    "I wore this foundation for 16 hours (put this on at 12 p.m. and got home at around 4 a.m.) and when I checked, MY FOUNDATION STILL LOOKED SUPER GOOD. I have oily skin, so normally, my face would look like a greasy mess after a few hours!" -Marianne

    Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, P2,850, Sephora

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  5. Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15

    "The Tom Ford Traceless Foundation is the one foundation I can live with FOREVER. It's the best foundation to use if you like sheer and lightweight foundations like me. Also, I love the Tom Ford Cushion Compact!" -Retty

    Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15, P4,450, Rustan's Makati

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  6. NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation

    "I use the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation in the shade Valencia. It covers all the chismis without drying out my skin." -Aya

    NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation, P2,950, Rustan's The Beauty Source

  7. BYS Matte Liquid Foundation

    "BYS Matte Liquid Foundation. P749 lang, and it's great for oily skin. Kahit gabi na, okay pa yung face mo. Haha!" -Carla

    BYS Matte Liquid Foundation, P749, Lazada

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  8. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation SPF 15

    "Lancôme Ultra Wear! It's super lightweight, and it has a natural finish! The coverage is buildable, too. I love that it has SPF!" -Melissa

    Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation SPF 15, P2,800, Sephora

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