Best Makeup Foundation Brands to be Photo-Ready 2021

Serving as a bridal party member brings many chances for Kodak moments by professional photographers. If you choose to do your own makeup for a wedding, it is important to know that the makeup quality will hold up to look flawless in HD photos. We did the work for you to identify photograph friendly foundations and powders that will not be too shiny or wash you out in a photo. Additionally, avoiding high SPF foundations for wedding day makeup is highly recommended.

We evaluated the best makeup foundation products on the following criteria:

Our Criteria

We looked at a lot of different cosmetic brands foundations and narrowed our list to only the best makeup by setting up relatively strict criteria to adhere to during the reviews.

Here is what we considered:

  • How other users ranked the brand (Amazon reviews, etc)
  • Brand reputation
  • Price points
  • Coverage
  • Number of shades available
  • Photo-ready features


We did not focus on features alone, we balanced the features with the price points and rankings to give you the best value for your money. Attending a wedding as a bridesmaid is expensive. We want to help you save where you can.


The Best Makeup Foundation Brands for Posing for Professional Photography

1. Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup, Natural Beige

Recommended for coverage.

This foundation is high value and many reviewers applaud the full coverage. It is available in 7 colors. The suite of Revlon PhotoReady products makes up an affordable and high-performance collection.

2. MagicMinerals AirBrush Foundation by Jerome Alexander 3-Piece Makeup Set – Liquid Silk AirPrimer, Mineral Foundation Spray and Kabuki Brush

Recommended for long-lasting stay in heat.

This airbrush set comes with a brush. It is available in only three colors but the reviewers were able to find the perfect blend to match their color. One customer noted that the MagicMinerals product held up well in Florida’s summers.

3. Dermablend Flawless Creator Multi-Use Liquid Foundation, 1 Fl. Oz

Recommended for acne-prone skin.

This product is designed by dermatologists and is oil-free and fragrance-free.

4. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Total Control Drop Foundation, Natural, 0.43 Fluid Ounce

Recommended for customizable coverage.

The drop foundation starts off as very light coverage when you use only a minimal amount, but users can add more drops for even more even coverage.

5. L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics True Match Super-Blendable Foundation Makeup, Sand Beige, 2 Count

Recommended for a large selection of shade options and slight sun protection.

The Loreal Paris super blendable foundation has the most color options of all the foundations listed. It has truematch technology and only a very low level of SPF. The product is sold in sets of 2 and each bottle is only 1 oz. of liquid; it can be carried on to major United States airlines’ flights.

You will look fabulous with any of these foundations that made it on the best makeup foundation brands list.

For added benefit, check out this makeup blender sponge


Don’t forget a pressed powder for the final touch. We don’t need any shine in photos. Both of these are highly recommended:

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Pressed Powder Travel size 2g/0.07 oz. (Compact)

This travel size compact is perfect for out of town wedding packing.

Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher, Translucent

Revlon’s PhotoReady can be paired with any foundation base.


Have fun out there on your bestie’s big day and don’t forget to smize! (Smiling with your eyes)