Base Makeup: My Favorite Products for a Flawless Base

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As the editor in chief of Allure, I test approximately 1.7 kajillion beauty products per year. So, when there’s a new fragrance, a vitamin C serum, a highlighter palette, or a bottle of dry shampoo that makes its way onto my vanity, it means something.

Welcome to Michelle’s Most Wanted, a monthly column dedicated to everything I’m obsessed with at the moment. Depending on the day, this could be a vintage travel photograph, a standout runway look, an evocative scent, or even just a mood. I’m forever on the hunt for new favorites — as my poor husband knows from the overflowing storage bins in our home — so keep an eye on this space for the latest hodgepodge of miscellaneous beauty discoveries that end up as empties along my bathroom counter.

Eyeliner, lipstick, and mascara may add the razzle-dazzle but any great look starts by laying down a solid foundation. Before I apply a drop of color cosmetics, I prep my face with skincare, primer, and base. Here are nine of my personal prime-time favorites.

Be sure to check back each month for our editor in chief’s next batch of favorites, or look back through the Michelle’s Most Wanted archives to get more Allure-approved product recommendations right now.

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