Regular readers you all probably know by now my struggle with dehydrated skin and my love for dewy foundations. The fact I love dewy foundations is definitely a good thing for my skin type! So I thought I'd share my dewy / hydrating foundation collection. I will do a post on my matte and demi matte ones as well, so keep an eye out for that! Some if these foundations I've featured can be suitable for oiler skins if a matifying primer and power are used.
Bare Minerals Complexion rescue // £26
There was so much hype around this during the summer, so when winter set in my skin started to suffer I decided this would be a good edition to my collection. Its a tinted hydrating gel cream that is a cc and bb cream all one. Bare Minerals claim that a heavy coverage foundation is no longer needed because this evens skin tone and has added skin care benefits all in one! I think this is ok as a foundation, if I can call this a foundation. Building it has also proved a bit of challenge, I found it just moved the previous layer around. The shade 05 Natural is a good colour match. I definitely prefer foundation to have more coverage than this offers. I also found that this wears very unevenly on me! I think this is ok as a foundation, if I can call this a foundation. It definitely leans to those who don't have many skin concerns. Overall, for £26 I wouldn't repurchase this.
Too Faced Born this way Foundation // £29 POST
I love, I love, I love, I frigging love this!!! This is promises to be undetectable and radiant, with in a medium coverage formula. It does a good medium coverage but its so lightweight and easy to blend. It has a slightly dewy finish which I also love! The lasting power is amazing too, it lasts all day on me without powder! This is an excellent all round foundation! It's also infused with coconut water, hydrulanic acid to hydrate and Alpine Rose to help brighten the skin. The formula is also oil free, and suitable for all skin types.
Loreal True Match Foundation // £9.99 POST
I never really liked the original True Match Foundation, I found it too cakey and drying. But Loreal have since reformulated it, with skin care ingredients. The formula of this is completely different to the original, it is very creamy, it glides and blends effortlessly. It has a medium buildable coverage. And the finish is luminous but matte - very skin like. And far more hydrating than the previous. I have the shade Golden Natural which is every so slightly too orange for my skin tone. But overall this is pretty good foundation. I'd say this is also one that could be used on oily skins because its more on the matte side.
Loreal Lumi Magique // £10.99
This is probably my all time favourite drug store foundation. This is light infusing foundation that promises that lit from within glow, without masking skin for a truly radiant finish that leaves skin looking full of life! And this really does live up to all that it promises! This leaves my dull dehydrated skin looking amazing! My only issue with it is the lasting power. But with most hydrating / dewy foundations a long lasting one is difficult to find. I have this in many different shades to suit me when I'm tanned etc.
Bourjois Healthy Mix // £9.99
This is a cult classic and for good reason. It promises a radiant and flawless complexion for up to 16 hours. It also has added fruit extracts to help brighten, hydrate and maintain youth. Its medium coverage means most imperfections are blurred. The shade Dark beige suits me perfectly when I have a tan.
Bourjois Happy Light Foundation // £11.99
I put off buying this for so long because I thought the name meant it was light coverage, I now know that this is not the case! The coverage is medium and buildable. I love the formula and finish to this. It blends easily and looks luminous with a natural finish to it. It has translucent pigments to enhance glow and improve the look of imperfections. This is super hydrating and doesn't dry or cake on my skin at all! Again, the lasting power is great - it lasts around 4 hours.
NYX HD Photogenic Foundation // £12.50 POST
This has light defusing pigments to give the appearance of silky smooth, flawless skin. This is another one of my favourites, the formula is so light and blendable and looks almost undetectable, whilst burring imperfections and making skin appear, smooth and radiant! I have the shade Natural which is too dark for me, unless I pile on fake tan.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation // £7.99
Maybelline promise that this foundation will be suitable for everyone, it contains no waxes, no oils and it has natural coverage to allow skin to breath. This a medium coverage but is easily buildable. This isn't as light weight as Maybelline promise but it is hydrating and comfortable on the skin! But what I love most is the finish! It leaves skin so radiant and fresh looking! This doesn't last long on me though, without powder. Which is so annoying because I love the foundation itself!
Yves Saint Laurent Touch Éclat // £31.50
YSL have formulated a foundation to co-inside with the famous Touch Éclat concealer. This targets the shadowy areas and highlights the contours without masking the skin. This promises to be an illuminating foundation with dimensional radiance. This is super hydrating and does leave my complexion radiantly glowing! This is very similar to the Loreal Lumi Magique, only slightly thicker in consistency. This has very good staying power for a hydrating dewy foundation - it lasts all day!
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream // £9.99
This is a colour correcting cream that contains 3 pigments - Apricot to brighten, Green for anti redness and white for anti dark spots - to leave skin looking luminous and smooth, as well as offering 24hour hydration. I've not been overly impressed by other CC and BB creams I've tried in the past, they all seemed a bit like thick tinted moisturisers but this is really impressive! Its a lot runnier and easy to blend, it also has a good medium coverage and is hydrating as promised! This doesn't last long though which is the only downside.
Have you tried any of these? What are you favourite dewy foundations?
Until next time...