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Hydrating Foundations for Every Skin Type

Winter weather often makes your skin dry and dehydrated, and it can be difficult to find a foundation that can accommodate your skin type and keep your skin feeling soft and smooth in the cold.  Check out these super hydrating foundations that will give your skin extra moisture throughout the winter, no matter what skin type you have.


Dry Skin

Cover FX –Total Cover Cream Foundation

This is a full coverage foundation and concealer combo, which is available in 40 different shades. It’s a great choice if you have dry skin because it’s a cream based foundation that’s rich in antioxidants and emollients such as Vitamin C and E. It also contains squalane, which is an unsaturated plant-based oil that coasts and softens the skin while locking in moisture.

Buy it here for $49


MAC Cosmetics – Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation



This is a gel based foundation provides medium to full coverage and comes in 19 shades. It will help your skin during the winter because it contains shea butter and tamarind seed extract. Shea butter is an emollient that will moisturize your skin, while the tamarind seed extract will maintain hydration and increase skin elasticity.

Buy it here for $45


Breathable Foundation25hr London – Lasting Finish Rimmel

This lightweight foundation is available in 15 shades and it provides long-wearing medium coverage. It will help your skin in the cold because contains Urea, which is incredible for dry skin. Urea acts as an emollient that locks in moisture, which will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.

Buy it here for $11.99


Oily Skin

Smashbox – Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation

This is an oil-free matte foundation that comes in 22 shades. While this foundation is mattifying, it’s also very moisturizing because it contains sodium hyaluronate, which is a sodium salt derived from hyaluronic acid that will replenish and hydrate your skin.

Buy it here for $50


MAC Cosmetics – Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

This foundation has a shade range of 42 colours, and its matte formulation will control oils and shine, and reduce the appearance of pores. Additionally, this foundation contains algae extract so it will not dry out your skin. Algae extract is an emollient that conditions your skin and make your face feel healthy and hydrated during the day.

Buy it here for $34


Maybelline – Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation

This foundation comes in 14 shades and it’s formulated with many emollients that will give your skin with the hydration it needs in the winter. It also contains micro-powders to help blur pores and control shine while giving your face a soft matte finish.

Buy it here for $8.96


Sensitive Skin

Cover FX – Natural Finish Foundation

This water-based foundation comes in 40 shades and it is great for sensitive skin because it’s formulated to be both allergy safe and super hydrating. This foundation is free of common skin irritants such fragrance, mineral oil, gluten, or talc, which will help prevent any allergic reactions. Additionally, it contains squalane, a non-irritating oil that will moisturize and soothe your skin, and emollients such as Vitamin E and C that will help prevent dryness.

Buy here for $50


bareMinerals – Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Mineral based foundations are great for sensitive skin because they’re free additives and chemicals that cause skin irritations. This is a mineral gel cream foundation that is free of fragrance, oil, and silicon so it won’t irritate your skin. It comes in 16 shades and provides sheer to medium coverage. It also has squalane and coconut alkanes that work to hydrate your skin and give you a smooth and radiant finish.

Buy it here for $37


NYX – Mineral Stick Foundation

This mineral stick foundation is available in 15 shades and keeps your skin moisturized while providing a satin finish and medium to full coverage. This foundation is formulated with glycerin and beeswax, so it will work to soothe and hydrate your skin.

Buy it here for $12


Combination Skin

FoundationLongwear Soft Matte Filt'r BEAUTY – Pro FENTY

This foundation has a 40 colour shade range and its soft matte formula controls oil and shine without drying out your skin. It will help your skin this winter because it contains papaya and pineapple extracts. The papaya extract will help keep your skin hydrated, while the pineapple extract is an antioxidant that soothes your skin.

Buy it here for $42


Anastasia Beverly Hills – Stick Foundation

This cream stick foundation comes in 30 shades, and it’s great for combination skin because it will give you natural demi-matte finish that control shine while still hydrating your skin. The foundation will help your skin during cold weather because it contains jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils which act as breathable and soothing moisturizers for your skin.

Buy it here for $33


The Ordinary – Coverage Foundation

This foundation is lightweight and available in 21 shades and it provides both full coverage and hydration to your skin. Its semi matte formulation controls shine while still moisturizing the dryer areas of your face. It contains coconut alkanes which moisturize and hydrate your skin, giving your face a soft and smooth appearance.

Buy it here for $6.90

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