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8 Best Foundation Brands For Redheads

Find Your New Favorite!

Finding foundation as a redhead can be quite a task. We should choose a foundation shade that complements our unique skin tone. Typically, warm or neutral undertones work well, but individual variation is key — especially since redheads are found across the entire planet in all different nationalities. Testing foundation shades in natural light can help you determine the best match for your skin.

It’s important to find foundations that are not only the right shade, but are also safe for our sensitive redhead skin. It is not a small task. We’ve tried a lot of foundation brands, and these are the 8 best brands to shop when buying foundation as a redhead:

1. IT Cosmetics

With liquid and powder foundations ranging from light to full coverage, It Cosmetics offers a range of products that work with redhead skin. Their shade range extends far enough for most redheads to find a color that matches, and most of their products contain SPF for added protection.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare: $46


NARS liquid foundations come in over 30 shades with multiple light shades that will work for redheads

NARS Light Reflecting Foundation: $40

3. Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty’s spectacular shade range offers redheads lots to choose from, while the formulas on their foundations are sensitive skin-friendly

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation: $39

4. Rare Beauty

There may be fewer product options than the above, but the shade selection still makes it accessible to redheads; and the added SPF is always a win. 

Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation: $30

5. Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte herself is a redhead and all her products are made to work on a variety of skin tones, especially fair skin tones like many redheads have.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Foundation: $70

6. Maybelline

This budget-friendly brand has been a redhead go-to for years, with a wide shade range and many products that work great on redheads’ skin.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Oil-Free Foundation: $10

7. Saie

If lighter coverage is for you, the SAIE slip works perfectly on sensitive skin and comes in many ‘Redhead-Friendly’ shades. 

Saie Glowy Super Skin Hydrobounce Serum Foundation: $76

8. L’Oreal

Another budget-friendly option that we’ve loved for years is L’Oreal. With liquid and powder options in fair shades with different undertones and fragrance-free formulas it’s perfect for redheads. 

L’Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation: $15

Rock it like a Redhead!


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