Trending Now: Foundation Waters That Seriously Hydrate Skin

Whether you’re a fan of full-coverage formulas that cover any and all blemishes or you find yourself in the light-coverage, dewy foundation camp, everyone can agree on one thing: The best foundation feels like you’re not wearing any at all. Luckily, new light-as-air foundations are taking the stage in the form of waters and oils (they deliver the same results as a traditional foundation) that we can’t get enough of. Here, eight to try now.

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RéVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil ($105)

Anti-aging skincare meets makeup with this high-tech veil that promotes cell turnover to reveal smoother, softer skin while you wear it. Try applying a few drops to the areas where you experience dryness, redness or uneven tone for an immediate radiant glow. 


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Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation ($43)

Sporting a unique water-meets-gel formula, this superlight foundation is 80 percent water, enriched with vitamin B5 and goes on sheer, but is designed for buildable coverage without feeling the least bit cakey. 


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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($42)

This oil-free BB formula features a built-in primer, SPF 30 protection and sheer-to-medium coverage while also working to blur the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Available in eight shades, your best complexion is only a few drops away.


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Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation SPF 15 ($39)

Full coverage fans, this one’s for you. While its water-like formula seems like it would go on sheer, this bottle delivers serious coverage with all of the hydrating properties foundation waters are known for—plus non-chemical SPF 15. 


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MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30 ($34)

Fine lines and large pores are instantly blurred with this sheer yet buildable foundation that features a gel-meets-serum formula for coverage you love and none of the heavy, cakey feeling you don’t.


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Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 ($48)

This oil-free, non-comedogenic hybrid foundation smells delicious and betters skin with just one drop. While the formula is buildable, a small amount gives just the right amount of coverage


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Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation ($45)

The multi-reflective pigments found in this water-based formula claim to “artfully sculpt” the face while its hydrating properties (think hyaluronic acid and ionized water) work to combat and dry patches in the skin. 


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BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation ($44)

This flexible foundation blurs and perfects skin while delivering the perfect dose of dewy radiance without looking too glowy. Don’t forget to shake the bottle before each use to combine all of the pigments and luminizers.  


4 Comments
  • Deeva
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    Revlon made some in the 90's that had spring water in it.

  • Bonnie
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    I have read - & it does make sense - that women who tend to perspire a lot (for medical or whatever issue) have probs with water based foundation. Tho I love the idea of a water based foundation, I for one would sweat it completely off. Water+water=more water. Not a pretty mental pic.

  • Mona
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    MUFE Waterblend with CoverFx custom drops concoction has been my HG. I stopped using my other foundations. I used to be a foundation junkie but not since I found my HG

  • Mira kohn
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    I will definitely try one of them