With many different formulas and finishes to choose from, finding the right foundation can be a little overwhelming. Organic and green beauty has come a long way in the last five years, and today there are multiple brands and products to choose from.

First things first when selecting a foundation - coverage. 
Do you want light, medium or full?

The second step is deciding on your finish, to match your skin type. In the same way that you need to find a shade to match your skin, the finish should match your skin type.

If you have an oily skin type, you might want to opt for a matte finish, as often, your skin's natural oils, combined with the foundation, will create a dewy sheen as the day goes on. If you have more mature skin, you'll want to stay away from matte, powdery foundation as this type of finish can give an ageing affect. I personally prefer a dewy finish for all ages, as it looks most natural and youthful.

Once you've decided on your coverage and finish, you can then consider what formula you'd like - powder (loose or pressed), cream or liquid.

You might also want to consider your climate - my skin type is normal (neither oily nor dry), but the summer in my climate is very hot and quite humid, so really moisturising (most liquid) foundations don't hold up too well for me. Now, it's time to find your perfect foundation!

This is a curated list of my most recommended organic & natural foundations - for a full list of safe, natural and organic brands you can check out the Green Beauty Guide.

Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation 
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Finish Luminous Satin / Price $ / Coverage Light
Formula Mineral Powder / Recommended For Normal, Oily Skin Types

If you are like me, and usually hate mineral powders, then you'll probably love this. It is non-irritating and very lightweight - you'll feel like your wearing nothing but naked skin! Another fabulous thing about Alima Pure's Foundation is the price point - for a natural, non-toxic foundation it is very affordable. With 61 shades, there is a match for everyone. Tip: Using a cream foundation brush, you can mix your mineral powder foundation with your favourite facial oil to create your own custom cream or liquid foundation. You can have 2 in 1 without having to purchase anything extra!

Inika Liquid Mineral Foundation
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Finish Dewy / Price $$$ / Coverage Medium
Formula Liquid / Recommended For Dry, All Skin Types

Highly nourishing, this certified organic foundation can be applied with the finger tips for lightweight coverage, or with a cream foundation brush for fuller coverage. With ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil, this is perfect for dry skin types in need of extra TLC!

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation
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Finish Satin / Price $$$ / Coverage Full (Buildable)
Formula Cream / Recommended For All Skin Types

With coverage that is buildable from sheer to full, and so blendable that you can simply use to spot-conceal and leave the rest of your skin bare, this foundation truly is one of the best. The initial purchase price is certainly at the top end of organic beauty, however, as the compacts are refillable, the replacement price is equal to, or less, that a lot of other organic foundations. This foundation is nourishing and sets to an almost powder-like feel.
Read my full review here.

RMS Beauty “Un” Coverup

Finish Dewy / Price $$ Coverage Light - Medium
Formula Cream Recommended For All Skin Types

This was one of my first green beauty purchases, and it was love at first sight. 
The creamy, nourishing formula melts into skin, leaving it dewy, blurring imperfections and correcting redness. If you don't have any sensitivities with coconut oil, this little pot of goodness is one of my must-haves. It is technically a concealer, but I also use it as a lightweight foundation, or I blend with the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation for a dewy, full coverage finish. 
The small size makes it excellent for keeping in your handbag, but don't underestimate it - it will last you ages!

W3LL People Altruist Satin Mineral Foundation

Finish Velvet / Price $$ / Coverage Medium
Formula Mineral Powder Recommended For Oily, All Skin Types

The rich, velvet finish of this powder is excellent for those with particularly oily skin types, but it also suits normal - dry types. This is a medium coverage, non-irritating powder, although not quite as lightweight as the foundation by Alima Pure. Another great option, and perfect for creating your own custom cream or liquid foundation. 

Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation

Finish Dewy/Satin / Price $$$  / Coverage Light - Medium
Formula Liquid / Recommended For Dry, Normal Skin Types

This moisturising liquid foundation is best applied sparingly, and built up as needed for a light to medium coverage that blurs pores, corrects redness and creates a luminous glow. As this foundation consists of many organic oils, I don't recommend it for oily skin types, and suggest setting it with a powder for normal skin types or humid climates. It is very lightweight and feels very nourishing to the skin, and like the Alima Pure Foundation, has many different shades to choose from. 

Have you tried any of the above? What is your favourite foundation, or finish? 
RMS Beauty and Kjaer Weis would certainly have to be my favourites!
If you've got any questions, you can leave a comment below or shoot me an email.

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