We've Tried Hundreds of Foundations—This One Takes The Cake

Shopping for a new foundation online is like shopping for a new bathing suit online—it takes some serious trial and error (and a whole lot of return labels). Tackle the task IRL, however, and it’s quick and painless: You can feel the formulas, test the shades in different lights, smear it on any surface of your skin, and know instantly if it’s The One—or a hard pass.

Miraculously, it only took one swipe of our new makeup-bag staple, Laura Geller Filter First Luminous Foundation ($38), to know we’d found our match. And being the good beauty lovers that we are, we’re bringing it to Byrdie Beauty Lab in Los Angeles from July 20 to 29 so you can try it out and see for yourself. Here’s exactly why it’s our holy grail…