Sometimes, finding a foundation that ticks all the right boxes seems harder than getting your hands on a pair of furry Gucci loafers.
You've got dry skin so you need a foundation that hydrates but doesn't look shiny. You want an uber-glowy Bella Hadid finish, but you also need it to cover those random red patches.
Then there's getting the shade right. You're pale but with a yellow undertone. You've got olive skin but you don't want to look ashy. You've got black skin and the mystery of finding a brand that actually does a shade dark enough is too much.
Don't even get us started on nailing that dream Insta-worthy flawless matte finish without the foundation feeling cakey or getting caught in your face hair. Yes, that's a thing.
The list of possibilities is endless, and thankfully there's a foundation to match every need, but sometimes even that can feel overwhelming.
Finding the best foundation in a sea of products, whether online or on Boots' shelves IRL, can be way too stressful. There's so many finishes and formulas and ingredients, how are you possibly meant to know which one will make your skin look like Zoe Kravitz meets Blake Lively with a dash of Emma Stone's porcelain loveliness?
This is how. You gather the world's best make-up artists and get them to decide for you. Genius.
Tried, tested and used backstage and on celebs 24/7, these are the foundations that make-up artists actually use. Trust, they're the best in the biz.
Check out our edit of the best foundations for every skin tone, concern, finish... you name it, we've got a make-up pro recommended foundation for it.More
As Voted By...Charlotte Tilbury
'My Magic Foundation is your secret weapon and best friend if you suffer from rosacea, redness, acne or discoloration.
It treats and transforms while you wear, reducing the appearance of acne after just 9 weeks. It contains mushroom extract to tighten pores and reduce sebum production, Vitamin C to brighten and lift the complexion, and Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to youth-boost and smooth the skin. These super-charged ingredients also reduce the appearance of age spots by 75% in 4 months!
The high coverage – which glides over skin like a dream– covers even the darkest of birthmarks.'
As Voted By...Kirstin Piggott
'Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue foundation is a fantastic budget base with an SPF20. It instantly reawakens and illuminates the skin with a healthy, radiant glow. Vitamin C and radiance pearls give you a gorgeous brighter complexion with an even skin tone, whilst reducing dullness for a flawless healthy glow.'
Pro Tip: 'Use your fingers to apply the foundation as you can really work it into the skin, then use a foundation brush to go over your base and add a little more foundation where its needed on key areas.'
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, £8.99