Fall is here, winter is around the corner and it’s time to change up your makeup game. Summer may have dictated that you wear a lightweight foundation, something more in the “barely there” category. But with the snap of chill in the air, it’s time to bump up your foundation game to one that not only covers your skin perfectly, but adds a dose of hydration as well.
Whether you are dry, combination or oily, there is a hydrating foundation for you. Check out the ones we have rounded up.
1. For all skin types, including oily and combination.
Commonly, oily skin types prefer the feel of powder on their skin as opposed to liquid, and that makes bareMinerals the perfect partner.
Try: bareMinerals READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $29
A solid mineral foundation that gives long-lasting hydrating coverage without looking or feeling like a foundation.
2. For combination skin that needs balancing
Combination skin often has dry and oily patches. Tarte utilizes Amazonian Clay to keep dry areas hydrated and oily spots under control.
Try: tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 $38
Whether oily, dry or combination, “skin-smart” Amazonian clay will intuitively adjust to meet and address your skin concerns for makeup that wears better, longer, and truer.
3. For Dry to Normal skin types
Try: Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation $47
A lightweight, hydrating foundation for normal to dry skin that provides medium-to-full coverage to minimize the signs of aging—leaving behind a natural-looking finish.
4. For all skin types
This natural-finish foundation builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion and features light-diffusing properties and hydrating benefits.
5. For all skin types, especially Oily and Combination
Try: Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation $42
This long-wearing, hydrating formula blurs imperfections using light-diffusing, encapsulated pigment spheres, and delivers natural-looking, buildable medium-to-full coverage.