The wisest investment you can make for your makeup is always the foundation. Check out the 10 best high end foundations that can work wonders for your skin and give you the perfect base for your makeup.

Chanel Vitalumiere Moisture Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup

Revitalizing dry and dull skin, the Chanel Vitalumiere is one of the best high end foundations with its light reflecting pigments that give a soft-focus effect. It also offers SPF 15 in 8 shades. Buy it: Chanel Vitalumiere foundation

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra

Available in 25 gorgeous shades, the Lancome foundation has a 24 hour staying power and a shine-free effect. It’s perhaps the best high end foundation, since it doesn’t need retouches. Buy it: Lancome Teint Indole foundation

Chanel Vitalumiere FoundationLancome Teint Idole Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Considered the #1 product in foundation in 2012 by the NPD group, the Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 is lightweight and stays fresh throughout heat and humidity with a semi-matte finish. Buy it: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear FoundationYsl Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat

Weightless and illuminating, this liquid formula with SPF 19 makes a great case for the title of the best high end foundation. Free of parabens and sulfates, it’s available in 16 shades. Buy it: YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat 

Giorgio Armani Maestro FoundationNars Sheer Glow Foundation

Giorgio Armani Maestro

Available in 12 shades, with SPF 15, this might just be the world’s best foundation since it doesn’t feel like one at all. It comes in a bottle with an eye dropper and it’s applied using your finger. Buy it: Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

With a glowing satin-finish, this foundation offers radiance and glow in 16 shades. The only thing that doesn’t give it a boost for the title of best high end foundation is the fact that it’s suitable for just normal to dry skin. Buy it: NARS Sheer Glow foundation

Dior Diorskin Nude FoundationLaura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation

Dior Diorskin Nude

Apparently thick, this foundation becomes smooth and light when applied with a brush. With 16 shades and SPF 15, it’s weightless and gives a natural finish, but it’s not recommended for a long period of time. Buy it: Dior Diorskin foundation

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation

Lightweight and hydrating, the Laura Mercier creme easily smooths out lines and wrinkles, in 12 different shades. Best high end foundation? Definitely the best one for winter. Buy it: Laura Mercier Creme Smooth foundation

Mac Mineralize Satinfinish FoundationChanel Pro Lumiere Foundation

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish

Fluid foundation with a smooth finish, the MAC uses the light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals, with SPF 15, in 4 shades. It might be the world’s best foundation, if you have normal to dry skin. Buy it: MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation

Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup Foundation SPF 15

With a beautiful semi-matte finish, this Chanel product can even argue for being the world’s best foundation. Lasting effect for oily and combination skin types add to its reputation. This product is discontinued, but your can still purchase it online

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