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If You Have Dry, Dull Skin, These Foundations Are Calling Your Name

Bestproducts.com Logo By Jennifer Hussein of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 12: We all love a good full-coverage foundation, but for drier skin types, these mattifying formulas can be a little, or intensely, drying. Wearing heavily mattifying formulas can make you feel (and look) like a chipped porcelain doll: cracked, dusty, and a little frightening. So, we’re tossing our mattifying complexion products and opting for something a little more radiant.Dewy skin has collectively taken over our once-mattified faces, making drying foundation formulas a thing of the past. So, dry skin types, it's time to rejoice: With radiance being the name of the beauty game, now there are tons of dewy foundations, tinted moisturizers, and more to create an even, glowing complexion. So, if you're tired of using moisture-stripping complexion products, check out these hydrating radiance boosters that'll brighten and even your tone in just a few swipes.The Best Dewy FoundationsBest Overall: PAT McGRATH LABS Sublime Perfection FoundationBest Drugstore: Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture FoundationCorrects and Protects Skin: ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 FoundationLong-Lasting Formula: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear FoundationSpray-On Formula: Dior Airflash Spray FoundationBest of Clean Beauty: Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen Best Budget: Maybelline New York Fit Me Dewy + Smooth FoundationBuildable Coverage: MAC Cosmetics Studio Waterweight Liquid Foundation SPF 30Best Shade Range: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear FoundationIntensely Hydrating: KOSAS Tinted Face Oil FoundationBest for Skinimalists: Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint What to ConsiderSkin Type This one may be a given, but your skin type is going to make a huge difference in terms of the final finish of your foundation. If you have dry-to-normal skin, then most (if not all) of these dewy foundations can be used for your skin, but some oilier complexions need something a little more curated for their skin type. If your skin teeters on greasy, look for a sheer, lightweight foundation and pair it with a setting powder to minimize any oil buildup.Coverage Ask yourself: Are you looking to lightly even out your skin tone, or do you want to cover a few acne spots and hyperpigmentation scars? If you're the former, then a foundation with light coverage will give your complexion the subtle boost you're looking for. For those of you who want to conceal a few more areas, opt for a buildable medium-to-full coverage foundation and pair it with a setting spray to make it last throughout the day. Most dewy foundations are lighter in terms of coverage, but we found a few buildable options that'll do just the trick.Skin BenefitsFoundation has a bad reputation for causing breakouts, but here's some good news: A few of these dewy foundations are infused with pore-enhancing benefits to make your complexion better, not worse. Some ingredients you may find in these foundations include hydrating hyaluronic acid, anti-aging niacinamide, antioxidant-rich squalane, antimicrobial grape seed oil, and more to treat your skin throughout the day.Many of these foundations also contain SPF, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should be skipping your sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should be wearing waterproof sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF rating of at least 30, and you should reapply on every area of exposed skin every 2 hours.Ready to get your glow on? Then take a look at a few of these best-selling options — and be prepared to stock up.

We all love a good full-coverage foundation, but for drier skin types, these mattifying formulas can be a little, or intensely, drying. Wearing heavily mattifying formulas can make you feel (and look) like a chipped porcelain doll: cracked, dusty, and a little frightening. So, we’re tossing our mattifying complexion products and opting for something a little more radiant.

Dewy skin has collectively taken over our once-mattified faces, making drying foundation formulas a thing of the past. So, dry skin types, it's time to rejoice: With radiance being the name of the beauty game, now there are tons of dewy foundations, tinted moisturizers, and more to create an even, glowing complexion.

So, if you're tired of using moisture-stripping complexion products, check out these hydrating radiance boosters that'll brighten and even your tone in just a few swipes.

The Best Dewy Foundations

What to Consider

Skin Type

This one may be a given, but your skin type is going to make a huge difference in terms of the final finish of your foundation. If you have dry-to-normal skin, then most (if not all) of these dewy foundations can be used for your skin, but some oilier complexions need something a little more curated for their skin type. If your skin teeters on greasy, look for a sheer, lightweight foundation and pair it with a setting powder to minimize any oil buildup.

Coverage

Ask yourself: Are you looking to lightly even out your skin tone, or do you want to cover a few acne spots and hyperpigmentation scars? If you're the former, then a foundation with light coverage will give your complexion the subtle boost you're looking for.

For those of you who want to conceal a few more areas, opt for a buildable medium-to-full coverage foundation and pair it with a setting spray to make it last throughout the day. Most dewy foundations are lighter in terms of coverage, but we found a few buildable options that'll do just the trick.

Skin Benefits

Foundation has a bad reputation for causing breakouts, but here's some good news: A few of these dewy foundations are infused with pore-enhancing benefits to make your complexion better, not worse. Some ingredients you may find in these foundations include hydrating hyaluronic acid, anti-aging niacinamide, antioxidant-rich squalane, antimicrobial grape seed oil, and more to treat your skin throughout the day.

Many of these foundations also contain SPF, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should be skipping your sunscreen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you should be wearing waterproof sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF rating of at least 30, and you should reapply on every area of exposed skin every 2 hours.

Ready to get your glow on? Then take a look at a few of these best-selling options — and be prepared to stock up.

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