20 Hydrating Foundations For Your Thirsty Skin

By Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / Honayst

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

A radiant formula that leaves you looking like a delicious glazed donut, but not in a greasy kind of way. The glow is perfectly placed on your face to mimic the summertime radiance you're so desperately yearning for.

True Intention Foundation

Not only does the hydrating formula impart a healthy glow, Range Beauty's foundations are made specifically for those with eczema and acne in mind. It's formulated with calendula and cornflower extracts—antibacterial properties that treat problem and sensitive skin.

Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

Rihanna did us a solid by turning her OG Pro Filt'r foundation into something us dry skin beauties can appreciate. Everything you love about the original formula —longlasting, good coverage, and flawless finish—just with more glow.

Tinted Face Oil Foundation

It's a face oil, yes, but this gem from Kosas basically H20 in foundation form. The Tinted Face Oil is lightweight, so don't expect too much coverage, but still blurs all your imperfections with a subtle shine.

Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

This foundation is basically the Instagram "Paris" filter in a bottle.

Luminous Silk Foundation [variation_tag_finish: Natural]

The moisturizing liquid foundation provides both coverage and a flawless dewy look.

BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation

A liquid foundation and skincare serum in one. The serum works behind-the-scenes so your complexion will soon become as healthy as it appears. Use to even out skin and any discoloration or pigmentation issues.

Milk Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30

The tint stick nourishes dry skin with a combination of avocado, mandarin, and olive oils. Use the formula to build for full coverage and to create a dewy makeup look.

Skin Illusion Foundation

This formula aims to deliver 24-hour hydration and coverage. The moisture-rich formula provides flawless results. Perfect to stock up on for the colder winter months.

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation

An air-light formula will not only hydrate your skin but minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles. The formula also lasts up to 18 hours so you’ll feel hydrated all day.

Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF

The formula contains lychee, bamboo grass, and cordycep mushroom extracts that provide essential nourishment for the driest skin. You can get all the benefits of a luxury serum with the coverage of a foundation.

Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation SPF 24

This medium coverage foundation contains Advanced Hydro-Sensing Polymer technology which works with the environment--meaning you're in for a dewy finish all day.

Covergirl and Olay Tonerehab 2-In-1 Foundation

CoverGirl's flawless finish foundation combines with the benefits of Olay's hydrating serum in this foundation. Perfect for keeping skin smooth and hydrated all day long.

Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Hyaluronic acids and Matrixly, an anti-aging ingredient, work to hydrate the skin and smooth fine lines in this even finish foundation.

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation

Sixty percent encapsulated water turns this mineral foundation into a hydrating, moisture-rich foundation when applied. Get the full coverage of a cream foundation with the hydration and appearance of a sheer liquid foundation.

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation

M. A. C. 's famous water-based, water-resistant foundation provides medium, buildable coverage to your face (and body).

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup, Natural Beige

Time-release technology provides all day perfection that hydrates and smoothens— no flaking or caking.

Babassu Foundcealer™ Skincare Foundation SPF 20

Babassu oil provides anti-aging benefits in this 12-hour medium-coverage foundation.

Yves Saint Laurent Radiance Awakening Foundation SPF 22

Harnessing the light-reflecting properties made famous by Touché Eclat, YSL's latest foundation provides a luminous, medium-coverage.

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

Josie Maran’s go-to argan oil brings the moisture and hydration to extra dry skin. The idea with the miracle oil is that in the moment you'll have full coverage and over time you’ll have healthier, more balanced skin.