mist your face approximately six times before lunch, swear by nightly sheet masks, and layer different serums daily (like Martha Stewart), you probably have dry skin. But why stop at your skin-care routine?
If you're rocking a foundation that's ultra-matte and leaves you with dry patches, you're kind of defeating the whole purpose of your ultra-hydrating skin-care routine. After all, what's the point in diligently keeping your skin moisturized if you cover it with drying makeup each morning? The answer to this piece of the skin puzzle, whether you suffer from parched skin or dry skin, is opting for hydrating face makeup.
Ahead, you'll find a few of our favorite hydrating foundations in every finish you could want, from radiant to dewy — and even matte that won't totally zap you of moisture. Dry skin has nothing on these skin saviors.
Healthy, luminous, radiant — these are finishes many of us strive to achieve using foundation. Luckily, this cushion compact delivers just that. But apart from the luxurious finish, it also smooths over dry patches easily and covers extremely well.
True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $16.99, available at
Despite this product's
moniker, it covers like a foundation. Plus, the formula has medium-to-full coverage, hyaluronic acid to hydrate dry skin, and SPF 50.
Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, $38, available at
This bottle of foundation is a blogger and editor favorite — and for good reason. It's ideal for those of you who want a healthy glow, but are wary of looking shiny.
Luminous Silk Foundation, $64, available at
This formula isn't unlike Nars' cult classic Sheer Glow Foundation, but with lighter coverage that packs a gorg glow.
All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, $49, available at
Fake a facial with this luminous foundation, made with 40% water and a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to give you a just-left-my-aesthetician glow.
True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, $11.99, available at
For those who want to even out their complexion, but
hate the feeling of heavy makeup
, Perricone MD's No Foundation Foundation will be right up your alley. The sheer formula feels like skin care, but has just enough coverage to stamp out redness and other minor imperfections.
No Foundation Foundation, $55, available at
Chanel's Vitalumière Aqua Foundation is yet another blogger, editor, and consumer favorite. The creamy, medium-coverage formula never accentuates dry patches on our skin, instead giving us an even, radiant glow.
: Don't forget to give it a shake before using.
Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $45, available at
This radiant tint from Neutrogena is super hydrating (thanks hyaluronic acid), has sheer-to-light coverage, and never leaves our skin feeling suffocated.
Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint, $14.99, available at
Charlotte Tilbury's first foray into full-coverage foundation does not disappoint. The moisturizer-like cream melts into the skin, covering imperfections without looking obvious.
Magic Foundation, $44, available at
For those who fall between the matte and dewy spectrum will love this satin-finish foundation. It's ridiculously pigmented (seriously, it can cover anything from hyper-pigmentation to angry zits) yet it doesn't look unnatural once blended.
Not everyone with dry skin wants a dewy or radiant look, which is why
moisturizing, matte foundations
like this one are so great. It makes our skin look plump, healthy, and even — not parched or lackluster like some matte formulas.
Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation, $9.99, available at
This Velvet Matte Skin Tint is another hydrating matte base that really delivers on its promise. It feels like a tinted moisturizer, covers like a medium-coverage foundation, and mattifies like a lightweight powder.
Velvet Matte Skin Tint, $44, available at
Nyx's Total Control drops may have a matte finish, but they can be mixed into face lotions or tinted moisturizers for custom coverage with an added boost of hydration.
Total Control Drop Foundation, $13.99, available at
It's hard to go overboard with this sheer-but-buildable foundation. The formula itself is so lightweight that it melts into the skin, blurring imperfections without accentuating dryness.
Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation, 081 Fair Ivory,$7.99, available at
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