6 Water-Based Foundations for Flawless-Looking Skin

March 11, 2022
Claudia Dimuro
By: Claudia Dimuro | skincare.com by L'Oréal
6 Water-Based Foundations for Flawless-Looking Skin

Some foundations can cake, crumble and be difficult to blend, so when you find the right foundation, it can be one of the most valuable products in your beauty arsenal. Looking for a weightless, buildable and blendable formula? Try a water-based foundation. They’re lightweight and work well on both dry and oily skin types. Shop our favorite water-based formulas below. 

NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Luminous Tinted Skin Serum

This unique water-based formula has a serum-like texture and provides skin benefits, thanks to ingredients like tremella mushroom, which helps promote a more luminous complexion. It has a lightweight, non-greasy feel, evens out skin tone and texture and has glow-inducing finish.


L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Water-Infused Tinted Moisturizer 

In addition to 70% water, this formula contains aloe vera and witch hazel to hydrate and improve skin, plus SPF 19. The oil-free formula helps hydrate and protect skin as it blurs and conceals imperfections for natural look.


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

True to its name, this water-based foundation is silky and lightweight. It offers buildable, medium coverage and helps you achieve that coveted lit-from-within glow.


Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

For great coverage that doesn’t feel too thick or heavy on the skin, try this water-based foundation. With the use of micro-powders, it can also minimize the appearance of pores and shine for an overall matte look, while still remaining breathable.


Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation

This long-wearing matte water-based foundation is exactly what you need to create a flawless canvas for the rest of your makeup. It provides medium to full coverage and stays put all day without caking or creasing. The oil-free formula makes this a great option for those with oily or combination skin types.



Caliray Freedreaming Clean Wellness Tint

For a product that combines good-for-skin ingredients with buildable coverage, opt for this tinted moisturizer. It has prickly pear extract, plus vitamin C and E to hydrate, soothe and plump the skin. Dry skin types won’t be able to get enough of it.


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