Sephora Best Skin Ever Foundation Review

Milabu Rating

  • Overall

Price Category: Value

  • $20.00 Retail

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  • Inclusive shade range (50 shades)
  • Affordable


  • Thick formula
  • Not long wearing
  • Not texture friendly

Sephora Best Skin Ever Foundation Review

This Sephora Collection foundation claims to give buildable, medium coverage with up to 12 hours of long wear. But, the best skin ever it is not.

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Sephora Best Skin Ever: I love the name of this foundation, but will I love it?

If Sephora were to have a drugstore range, it would be their namesake Sephora Collection line. This line has lower price points than the rest of the store, and is backed by Sephora’s quality guarantee of “really good beauty” at a “really good price.” I put the brand to the test comparing it to Ulta’s namesake brand in a video for the Milabu Channel (watch here). I wanted to see which brand had a better performance, if any products stood out, and if the lines were even worth dropping a few bucks on. Let’s review Best Skin Ever Foundation from Sephora.

Promises vs. Performance: A $20 long lasting foundation?

Best Skin Ever Foundation is part of the Sephora Collection range. This liquid foundation is said to have a medium coverage, natural finish ( It is said to wear and hydrate the skin for up to 12 hours. The formula is infused with skincare all stars, such as hyaluronic acid that helps keep skin hydrated for all day wear.

Review Thoughts: Sephora Best Skin Ever Foundation

I tested Best Skin Ever Foundation out one to one with an Ulta brand foundation. I found that the Sephora liquid foundation was thinner than the Ulta, but it was still a pretty thick formula. It reminded me of a thicker serum. I applied the foundation with a brush, as Sephora recommended.

Even just halfway through a day of wear, this foundation wasn’t sitting right on my face. It was starting to break apart and crease, especially around my chin and mouth. The way the foundation looked was almost as if it was blistering (don’t worry, it wasn’t!). It had almost a bubbling up effect. By the end of the day, I really didn’t like this foundation. The foundation did start wearing off by the end of the day. The finish began turning more matte towards the end of the day as well.

How It Compares: I’d skip this foundation unless…

I will say, I may have enjoyed this foundation a bit more had I applied it with a dampened sponge. The formula is pretty thick and not the easiest to blend out. The finish is a natural finish as Sephora claims it to be, but the long wearing claim doesn’t hold up. If you’re looking for an affordable foundation that performs well, this isn’t it (despite the impressive 50 shade range). An affordable foundation that I actually like is L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear. I personally think Infallible is one of the best drugstore liquid foundation out there. It provides any skin type with buildable coverage, a lightweight feel on the skin, and an all day wear. While the shade range is smaller at just 40 shades, the other benefits make it a drugstore staple.

However, if you are looking for skincare infused foundation and already use beauty sponge as part of your makeup routine. This might fit the bill.

Milabu Beauty Method: My favorite way to apply thicker foundations.

Thicker foundations can be tricky to apply. I find a brush doesn’t apply thicker consistencies very well, but instead a dampened sponge helps thin it out.

  1. Dampen your sponge. My all time favorite is the BeautyBlender ($20).
  2. Squirt 1-2 pumps of foundation on the back of you hand.
  3. Swipe the foundation in thin stripes across your face. This helps ensure the foundation is applied as evenly as possible. You don’t want to start with too much.
  4. Taking your damp sponge, blend out the foundation. I find using a patting motion works best.
  5. If needed, apply more foundation. Remember, it’s best to work in layers.
  6. When finished applying cream products, set the face with a lightweight powder. My favorite is Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder ($39).

Advertised Product Highlights

Sephora Best Skin Ever Foundation

# of SHADES: 50


FINISH: Natural


LONGEVITY: Up to 12 hours

SKIN TYPE: All skin types

BENEFITS: Hyaluronic acid and red algae extract hydrate skin; Brown algae extract provides an anti-pollution protective shield


Edited by Maddie

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