The Best Foundation Alternatives to Try for Glowing SkinSeptember 22, 2020
Although we stan a great foundation, we’ve recently found ourselves focusing on makeup products with built-in skin care, too. From sheer-coverage tinted moisturizers to lightweight BB creams, there’s a long list of foundation alternatives that not only even out imperfections, but also have good-for-your-skin ingredients like SPF and hyaluronic acid. To help you find which glow-boosting product is right for you, we’re sharing some of our favorite foundation swaps.
For sheer to natural coverage, Lancôme Skin Feels Good Healthy Glow Skin Tint is the way to go. This oil-free formula is packed with SPF and antioxidants to protect your skin fromUV rays and free radicals. For more coverage, build the product onto imperfections.
Every low-maintenance beauty lover needs to get their hands on this serum-foundation from L’Oréal Paris. It blurs imperfections, doesn’t settle into fine lines and protects skin from sun damage with SPF 50. The formula contains a hydrating serum and vitamin B3 to keep skin looking dewy and radiant.
For a buildable product that will make your skin look and feel amazing, try this skin-care-infused option from IT Cosmetics. The foundation goes beyond a tinted moisturizer and is formulated with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and vitamin B5, so your skin stays moisturized and radiant.The best part? Your complexion will look smoother and more even when you’re sporting a bare face, too.
YSL Beauty Touche Éclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer has nearly five-star ratings across the board. The coverage is buildable from light to medium, and the product also contains skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid and SPF 23.
This lightweight serum from Perricone MD will leave your skin soft to the touch. Dispense three to four drops of the product into your palm and apply evenly over your face to camouflage imperfections. SPF 20 protects skin from the sun’s harmful rays and the neuropeptide treatment complex improves the appearance of firmness.
To enhance your skin tone and texture, apply a light layer of this product from Giorgio Armani. Although it is called a foundation, its consistency feels much more like a breathable tinted moisturizer. The finish leaves your complexion glowy and smooth for the ultimate no-makeup makeup look.
Want to scoop up a foundation alternative on your next drugstore run? Give this BB cream from Maybelline a try. It hydrates, smooths, protects and brightens. The formula is non-comedogenic and wears like a second skin, making it a great option to wear under a protective face mask without fear of breaking out.