Best dewy foundations for every skin type

Face Makeup

While dewy foundation tends to be more hydrating, you should still apply a moisturizer to prepare your skin.

What are the best dewy foundations?

Dewy foundation doesn’t just even out your skin tone and cover up blemishes — it also gives you a healthy glow that helps your skin look even more flawless.

Most dewy foundations are pretty moisturizing, so they work extremely well If you have normal, dry or mature skin. If you have oily or combination skin, though, you may have to be more careful when choosing a formula to avoid greasy skin or a nasty breakout. Luckily, the best dewy foundations have options for every skin type. 

Best dewy foundations 2021

Huda Beauty GloWish Multidew Vegan Skin Tint Foundation

Huda Beauty GloWish Multidew Vegan Skin Tint Foundation

If you prefer light coverage, this lightweight, dewy foundation is an excellent option when you want a glow. It contains Damascus rose oil and plant-derived squalane to moisturize, making it a perfect fit for dry, mature, normal and combination skin. It also boasts a waterproof, fragrance-free and vegan formula.

Sold by Sephora and Huda Beauty

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation

For those on a budget, this formula is one of the best dewy foundations at the drugstore you can find. It best suits normal to dry skin and can blur the look of pores and imperfections for a flawless look in photographs. It’s vegan and cruelty-free too.

Sold by Ulta and Amazon

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation

RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Cream Foundation

This cream foundation offers buildable coverage, so it can cover nearly all blemishes and imperfections with just a small amount of product. The luminous finish still looks natural on the skin and is suitable for all skin types, except the very oiliest. It’s also available in 16 shades and comes in recyclable packaging.

Sold by Sephora, SkinStore and Amazon 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation

Another affordable drugstore foundation, this formula offers 24-hour wear without fading or breaking down. It’s lightweight, but it still hydrates the skin and offers medium coverage. It works best for normal to dry skin and features SPF 15.

Sold by Ulta and Amazon

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+

This color-correcting foundation offers full coverage despite its lightweight feel on the skin. It also has SPF 50 with a mineral sunscreen to protect against sun damage. It can work well for all skin types, but it’s an especially good option for mature skin, thanks to the included collagen and peptides.

Sold by Sephora, Macy’s and Ulta

Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation

Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation

This dewy foundation can keep the skin hydrated for up to 24 hours, so it’s a perfect match for dry and normal skin. It features light-adjusting technology to help the skin look smoother and more refined too. It also boasts a 30-shade color range, making it easy to match your skin tone.

Sold by Sephora, Macy’s and Space NK

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation

This water-resistant, luminous foundation is free of parabens and mineral oil, so it works well for all skin types, including oily. The formula is lightweight, though, and blends easily across the skin. Best of all, it’s available in 50 shades, so there’s an option for nearly any skin tone.

Sold by Ulta, Sephora and Macy’s

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

Dry skin loves this lightweight water gel foundation with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and plump the skin. It can keep your skin moisturized for 24 hours, but the formula is oil-free, so it can also work well for normal and combination skin. It’s non-comedogenic, making it a solid option for oily skin in colder weather.

Sold by Amazon

Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer

Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer

This lightweight tinted moisturizer is perfect for anyone who prefers a more natural makeup look. It also provides 100% mineral sunscreen protection and is gluten- and cruelty-free. It contains licorice to brighten discoloration from sun exposure, too and works well for all skin types.

Sold by Sephora

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation

This long-wearing, lightweight foundation gives the skin a natural luminous glow that’s flattering for normal, dry and combination skin. It’s sweat- and oil-resistant, making it an excellent choice for warmer weather. The formula is also paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free.

Sold by SkinStore, Sephora, LovelySkin and Violet Grey

Undone Beauty Unfoundation Light Coverage Glow Tint

Undone Beauty Unfoundation Light Coverage Glow Tint

If you prefer a no-makeup makeup look, you’ll definitely want to consider this light coverage foundation. The coverage is buildable, though, so you can add a little extra when you need it. It’s vegan and cruelty-free and contains coconut extract to deliver a natural dewy finish.

Sold by Ulta

Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup

Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup

A lightweight formula, this dermatologist-tested foundation provides a luminous finish that works well for normal, combination and even sensitive skin. The formula contains vitamin C and E to help brighten the skin and SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. It’s sweat- and humidity-resistant too.

Sold by Sephora, Macy’s and Ulta

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All-in-One Glow Foundation

This oil-free foundation provides a luminous glow that’s flattering on all skin types, including oily skin. It offers medium coverage to hide most imperfections and features hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. It also contains vitamin E to help brighten the skin.

Sold by Sephora and Macy’s

Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator

Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator

This budget-friendly dewy foundation is oil-free but still hydrating, so it works well for all skin types. It features light, buildable coverage that helps smooth and even out the skin. The coverage is pretty sheer, too, so it’s ideal for no-makeup makeup looks.

Sold by Amazon and Ulta

Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation

Beauty Bakerie InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation

This lightweight foundation still delivers full coverage and a dewy, glass-like finish on the skin. It helps blur the pores and other textured areas, so your skin always looks smooth and soft. The formula is vegan and suitable for all types of skin, including oily.

Sold by Ulta

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

Featuring a moisturizing formula, this foundation is dermatologist- and allergy-tested, so it’s a good fit for normal, dry and sensitive skin. It helps hydrate and smooth the skin and provides a naturally radiant finish. It also features SPF 18 to provide sun protection.

Sold by Ulta and Amazon

 

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