Your Guide To Foundation Finishes & Find Your Favorite

From dewy-looking makeup to natural matte foundation, discover Charlotte's guide to foundation finishes and find your favorite.

The magical world of foundation brings different ingredients, formulas and levels of coverage to explore, and today we’re talking finishes! From glowing, dewy-looking finish makeup to demi and natural matte finishes, there’s a foundation for everyone from Charlotte’s fabulous makeup collection. Discover them below for flawless-looking face makeup for every occasion!

Dewy Foundation

Foundation with a dewy finish is perfect for those that are ALL about the glow. Wear it for a radiant summer makeup look, a beautiful wedding makeup look or for a natural-looking everyday look!

For makeup which leaves your skin looking dewy, discover Charlotte’s Light Wonder foundation. The light coverage formula gives your skin a glowy, dewy-looking finish that’s gorgeously radiant and perfect for an everyday base. While Light Wonder gives a sheer coverage, it’s a super buildable formula for days or occasions where you’d like a little extra, all whilst feeling comfortable and lightweight on your skin.

Top tip: Dial up your dewy-looking makeup with Charlotte’sBeauty Light Wand liquid highlighters! Apply Spotlight (a dazzling candlelit gold) or Goldgasm (a mesmerizing bright gold highlight) to the tops of the cheekbones for a dreamy, lit-from-within complexion.

Dewy Foundation makeup

Demi-Matte Foundation

A demi-matte foundation finish sits in-between dewy, glowy foundation and natural matte. If you’d like a satin, skin-like finish that provides natural-looking coverage and a hint of glow, choose a demi-matte foundation.

Charlotte’s Magic Foundation is the perfect liquid foundation for a flawless-looking complexion with a demi-matte finish! With a medium coverage and long-lasting formula, you’ll LOVE Magic Foundation for every occasion; especially if you have oily or combination skin. It flawlessly conceals the look of blemishes and an uneven complexion, while still allowing your skin’s gorgeous natural radiance shine through in the satin, natural finish!

Top tip: apply with Charlotte’s Magic Complexion Brush, starting from the center of the face and blending outwards for a beautiful demi-matte foundation look!

Demi-Matte Foundation model shot

Natural Matte Foundation

A natural matte finish foundation gives a seamless, matte look that still appears natural on the skin. Perfect for every day or a red-carpet-ready makeup look, wear a natural matte foundation to cover imperfections and blemishes; the full coverage foundation formula will leave you with a gorgeous, flawless-looking complexion!

Choose Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation for a natural matte finish that still looks and feels fresh on the skin. Airbrush Flawless Foundation is where makeup magic meets skincare science; the full coverage, natural matte formula contains Charlotte’s magic matrix of ingredients including REPLEXIUM® to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 22%* , and MossCellTec™ No. 1 for boosted skin hydration levels by 216%*!

Top tip: Amp up your flawless and use this natural matte foundation with Charlotte’s Magic Vanish color correctors and Airbrush Flawless Finish setting powder to magically conceal the appearance of redness, acne, hyperpigmentation and more!

*tested on 30 men and women

Natural Matte Foundation model image with airbrush flawless foundation