Drugstore foundation can be hit or miss, especially if you’re in the market for anything with parameters wider than fair-to-medium shade ranges, comfortable wear, and a finish that lasts. Now, if natural ingredients are also a must for you, that list of choices gets even narrower. Quality makeup with quality ingredients may largely be a wealthy person’s sport, but things are changing, largely due to demand and changing attitudes in beauty. Good thing that Burt’s Bees came through with makeup at affordable prices, easy access (hello, drugstore impulse purchase-fodder), and actual colors — not just tints — so you don’t have to sacrifice coverage or creativity for natural ingredients. Burt’s Bees’ powder foundation was such a hit that it won an Allure Best of Beauty Award, but for those looking for something with a bit more flexibility, the Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Foundation gives you a bit more play room in terms of your whole makeup look.
Available in 18 shades, the formula is 98.9 percent mineral makeup and features meadowfoam seed oil so it’s a richer and more nourishing foundation than any old thing. There’s also sunflower seed oil, honey (it is Burt’s Bees, after all), and vitamin E, making this perfect for dry or normal skin types that benefit from some extra moisture. It also doesn’t have parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances.