No matter how often we’re told to test a foundation shade along our jawline, we don’t always do as we’re told. Maybelline New York Fit Me Foundation ($10, at drugstores) saves us from our beauty hubris with its mistake-proof formula. It’s more forgiving because it isn’t fully loaded with colour, says Orrea Light, global assistant vice-president of product development. Most full-coverage foundations are opaque, making them difficult to match with your skin tone—hence, the potential for the dreaded demarcation line. Light explains that premixing superfine pigments and then adding them to a translucent base (without fillers like wax and oil, which smother skin) creates a formula that lets your natural skin show through.