Sometimes I definitely like a full-coverage foundation, but other times, like when I'm just running errands on the weekends, I like to let my skin breathe with a lighter coverage one. It just seems healthier, you know? Right now, the lighter foundation I'm really digging is Laura Mercier's Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide. It's available in a whopping 24 different shades, which makes it almost impossible not to find your perfect match. (Thank you, Laura Mercier!) The formula itself is long-wearing (I get about seven hours or so before I start to notice it disappearing) and oil-free, and it has this really interesting "science" to it. Basically, there's something called color-true pigments that are at the bottom of the foundation and reflective waters that float to the top. When you're ready to use it, you just shake the package and blend them together and voila, the perfect mix! The coverage on it is sort of a cross between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation - it definitely evens out my skin tone and hides the redness, but I'm not sure it would cover anything super noticeable. (Luckily my skin is really clear right now, so I can't test that out!) You don't need to use a ton of it to get the coverage either, which is good because it's a little pricey at $48, so it's much easier to justify knowing that it'll last a long time. For all of you looking for a good, medium coverage foundation, check this one out. The color-true pigments won't disappoint you!
Note: A sample of the above item was sent to me by a PR representative working with Laura Mercier