7 Water-Based Foundations to Shop This SpringApril 02, 2021
Although not a traditional foundation, this tinted moisturizer is buildable enough to serve as one. It’s infused with 70% water, aloe vera and witch hazel to help mattify, hydrate and soothe the skin as you wear it. It will keep you looking and feeling hydrated from the moment you apply it to the second you take it off.
This silky formula from Armani is a cult-favorite for good reason: it not only provides a full coverage finish, but it keeps you hydrated with its water-based and glycerin-infused formula . The result is a flawless, luminous complexion.
It’s no surprise that so many people love this drugstore classic that comes in 40 shades. Apply one coat for light coverage or two for a more full coverage finish. No matter how you wear it, it will keep your skin looking hydrated, soft and supple throughout your wear.
For a long-wearing option that’s water-based and ultra moisturizing, opt for Ultra Wear. It has a medium to full coverage finish that appears naturally matte when applied onto the skin. It also works to hide uneven skin texture and comes in 50 shades.
If you have acne-prone skin but struggle with dryness and flaking, try this CC cream. It contains a combination of collagen, peptides and charcoal to help address excess oil, while its water base helps provide a velvety matte finish.
Another foundation alternative, this skin tint is a must-try if you’re dealing with a dull, dry complexion. It provides lightweight coverage, but packs a punch when it comes to luminosity thanks to its water-based formula. Use this on days when you want a no-makeup makeup finish.
For light-to-medium coverage and a hydration boost, try this skin tint with SPF 40. It contains a blend of hyaluronic acid, squalane and niacinamide to keep the skin moisturized, soft and smooth.