1 / 6

Fact: There are a lot of shitty foundations out there. Sure, they might cover your redness, rashes, and pimples for the day, but once you take them off? Your skin often looks angrier than before, thanks to a slew of irritating ingredients that basically just suffocated your face for 12 hours.

And if you feel like you've tried virtually every foundation with no success, might I introduce you the wonderful world of mineral formulas? These foundations primarily made of, you guessed it, minerals (like clay, zinc oxide, iron oxides, mica, and titanium), all of which have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and protective properties that make them extra ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin, like mine. So, please, go wash your face, and then try one of my five favorites-including the formula that curbed my breakouts-below.