Real Women Agree: These Were the Best Foundations at Sephora in 2017

Updated 04/24/19

Our constant quest for the best foundation—great coverage, lightweight feel, turns our faces into that of a glowing goddess—more often than not takes us to Sephora. The mecca of all things beauty sells almost every makeup brand worth purchasing, and it doesn't mind letting us in on their best-kept secret: the top sellers. Below, we detail seven of Sephora's most-purchased foundations in 2017, aka the ones you should seriously look into. The numbers don't lie, after all.

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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $34
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Available in 40 shades, Fenty's foundation is both ground-breaking in its inclusiveness and genuinely effective in its coverage. "I might even go as far to say that's truly one of the best foundations I've ever tried," says Faith Xue, Byrdie's editorial director. "It's velvety-smooth but not too mattifying, and it basically blurs out every line or blemish for a truly filter-like effect. As I applied it, I couldn't believe how quickly it turned my skin into a flawless canvas."

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation $42
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After each one of our editors tried it, yielding five totally honest reviews of the Kim Kardashian West fave, we're sure in our assessment that using this foundation is like falling in love at first sight. You only need one pump to perfect and flawlessly apply this creamy, silky goodness.

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation $35
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If you're game for a matte, high-pigment, full-coverage foundation—this one is for you. Banish shine and discoloration with one light layer of Kat Von D's finest—it's waterproof, fade-proof, and totally transfer-resistant.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation $43
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Since it was developed specifically for looking flawless (and staying invisible) on camera, Make Up Forever's cult-favorite foundation takes your camera lens (and Instagram likes) into account. The best part? It doesn't require touch-ups.

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation $48 $32
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Formulated with "buoyancy gel" technology (it plumps and smooths skin while it covers), this foundation offers weightless, natural-looking coverage and a ton of hydration. Soft-focus powder particles work to reflect light to blur fine lines and discoloration.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation $39
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Achieve natural-looking coverage with Too Faced's version of "I woke up like this" beauty. It gives a dewy, radiant, but completely undetectable finish.

Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation $20
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The only powder offering of the bunch, this foundation's foundation feels like a creamy hybrid with a natural, matte finish. Read: It's never cakey.

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