If you have dry skin, “hydrating” and “glowy” are two beauty buzzwords that are probably on your radar. We know of two foundations that fit the bill on both fronts.
Featuring two fan-favorite brands, keep reading to discover which formulas are keeping our editors’ skin nourished, even-toned, and illuminated.
in a Foundation
Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Inconsistent weather has made my skin extremely prone to breakouts, so this formula has been a lifesaver when it comes to covering blemishes and evening out my skin tone.
wearing sephora collection in 22 natural
wearing Bareminerals in Golden Beige 2.5NW
wearing fenty beauty in 240
This Tarte foundation-concealer hybrid applied smoothly and really evened out any redness and discoloration, while being buildable enough to cover breakout areas.
wearing tarte in 27S
I love how easy it is to apply, and the results are nothing short of photo-shoot ready. It kept shine at bay without drying out my skin, and it was comfortable for all-day wear, which is important to me. I’m so glad I’ve found an effective foundation that includes hyaluronic acid, too.
I prefer lightweight makeup and Fenty Beauty feels like nothing (which is my main goal with makeup). I love that it reduces shine on my face and minimizes my pores!
paid for by: sephora
Flaky in some places, shiny in others — combination skin can be especially tricky to pair with beauty products. But really, it’s all about balance.
Lucky for you, our editors found two foundations that were made with combination skin in mind. See what they have to say about the formulas that curb oil in all the right places without drying out their skin.
I get significantly more oily in the warmer months, so this waterproof, mattifying option will have me covered as temps begin to rise.
wearing Hourglass in sable
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I was a little nervous about wearing a full-coverage foundation, but this one exceeded my expectations!
wearing IT Cosmetics in 115 Light
Since I have oily skin, I'm
always looking for beauty products
that help prevent breakouts.
Most foundations make my oily skin
break out and somehow enlarge my pores. Because of this, I have notoriously been against foundations — until I met Fenty.
I prefer a foundation that has substantial coverage, and this one definitely fits the bill.
Once and for all, let’s bust the myth that having oily skin means foundations will melt right off your face. Totally false!
All it takes is finding a formula that’s equal parts long-wearing and mattifying. Any other benefits are just added perks. See two editor-approved options ahead.
Matte Perfection Full Coverage Foundation
Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Loose Powder Foundation
This powder foundation not only gave me natural-looking coverage, but the salicylic acid in the formula also kept my skin clear even after a full day of wear. Plus, the shade matched my skin perfectly!
The Sable shade was a perfect color match, which has been difficult for me in the past and thus a huge point in its favor. It went on smoothly and was absolutely weightless; I didn't even feel like I was wearing makeup!
I'm really excited to wear this during the Summer months when I want something lightweight but buildable that has a glowy finish — plus the SPF 20 is a major bonus!