Our Favorite Foundation Alternatives for Glowing SkinJune 23, 2021
L'Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water Infused Tinted Moisturizer
Water-based products like this tinted moisturizer are ideal for achieving a long-lasting glow. This oil-free formula contains aloe vera, witch hazel and SPF 19 to calm and protect skin.
NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil Lightweight BB Cream
This satiny, non-comedogenic tint is perfect for the hot summer months because it’s ultra breathable and won't clog your pores. Aloe and cucumber extracts soothe and hydrate.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
If you’re looking for full coverage without sacrificing a glow, you’ve met your match with this CC cream. Broad-spectrum SPF 50 shields you from UVA and UVB rays while collagen and hyaluronic acid draw moisture into sun-parched skin.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Tinted MoisturizerAnother water-based tint, we love how lightweight this aloe-infused formula feels on our skin. A quick note on water-based products: they do not mix well with silicone, so be sure to skip silicone-based primers and apply this product to clean, dry skin.
Garnier SkinActive Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oily/Combo Skin
If you have oily or combination skin, you might be tempted to steer clear of glowy face products for fear they’ll make excess shine worse. This SPF 20 BB cream contains mineral powders to soak up oil and keep your complexion radiant, not greasy.
YSL Beauty Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer
This luxe tinted moisturizer contains vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s oil-free, non-comedogenic, talc-free and offers buildable, light-to-medium coverage. Oh, and did we mention it also contains SPF 23?
Giorgio Armani Neo Nude True-to-Skin Foundation
Yes, this one has foundation in the name, but it’s so glowy and lightweight, we’d liken it more to a tinted balm. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin to draw moisture to the skin.
Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-in-1 Skin Perfector
Brightening, blurring and hydrating, this classic BB cream does it all. It offers sheer coverage and broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from UV rays.