11 Hydrating Foundations To Combat Dry Winter Skin

Ahh, dry skin, the bane of most people's existence during cold weather months. For beauty lovers, your go-to makeup products may not cut it as biting winds and dry air suck the life out of your face. Switching to one of the many hydrating foundations for dry winter skin may be in order if you hope to keep your makeup looking flawless.

Several factors from not drinking enough water to skipping out on sunscreen may be what's causing your dry skin during the winter. Layering on product in an effort to mask the flaky, itching, red mess is no joke, especially when the products you normally use exacerbate the dryness. You may have to switch up your entire beauty routine when the winter air deprives your body of moisture.

It may be a pain, but getting rid of dry skin isn't impossible. Investing in the right serums and moisturizers will kick your makeup routine off to a great start. Once you've got your skincare regimen adjusted, going in with a hydro boosting foundation will do your skin a load of good.

Add any of these 11 winter friendly foundations to your stash to keep your skin looking refreshed no matter the weather conditions.

1. Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation

Lasting Silk UV Foundation, $62, giorgioarmanibeauty.com

Providing a beautiful, matte finish in any condition, the Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation is a water-based formula with SPF 20 UV Protection. With a velvety texture like this, there's now way your skin won't look silky smooth all winter long.

2. Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup

Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $60, sephora.com

Hourglass' Veil Fluid foundation not only gives your complexion a radiant boost, but also minimizes fine lines and wrinkles with its anti-aging properties. With added SPF 15, this foundation will definitely hold up against the elements.

3. Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation

Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation, $7.99, ulta.com

A light to medium formula that provides breathable coverage, Maybelline's Fit Me Dewy Foundation gives your a skin a luminous glow.

4. MAC Studio Face And Body Foundation

Studio Face and Body Foundation, $28, maccosmetics.com

MAC's lightweight Face and Body Foundation glides onto skin effortlessly. A natural satin finish ensures your winter skin will be looking its best with this base.

5. Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation

Maifanshi Moisture Foundation, $62, sephora.com

It may have a steeper price tag, but the Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation is worth adding to your makeup collection. Moisturizing botanicals make this gem a winter must-have. Plus, its ability to blur fine lines, pores, and uneven skin give it major appeal.

6. Laura Mercier Silk Crème

Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation, $48, sephora.com

Cover any imperfections seamlessly with Laura Mercier's Silk Crème Moisturizing Foundation. Infused with a silk protein blend, it rescues your dry skin from the throes of winter.

7. Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich

Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15, $35, bobbibrowncosmetics.com

A combination of jojoba, wheat germ, and plant oils give Bobbi Brown's Moisture Rich Foundation its ability to hydrate and soften skin. Rich in vitamins C and E, and lavender oil to soothe skin, it will provide the protection your skin needs.

8. L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup. $12.99, ulta.com

If you don't believe the L'Oreal True Match Lumi Makeup can restore  your dry skin, think again. It's 40% pure water and loaded with vitamin C and E antioxidants to your provide instant hydration.

9. Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, $42, ulta.com

Get long lasting wear from Smashbox's Studio Skin Hydrating Foundation. Its medium to buildable coverage ensures you can get any shine free finish you desire. As an added bonus, it's formulated without parabens, sulfates, and oil.

10. It Cosmetics IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen  

IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation, $38, itcosmetics.com

There's nothing the It Cosmetics IT-O2 Foundation can't do. It's not only infused with key vitamins to give a boost of hydration, but also anti-aging peptides and collagen to allow for a youthful glow.

11. CoverGirl & Olay 2-in-1 Tone Rehab

Tone Rehab Foundation, walmart.com

Let CoverGirl and Olay's collaboration blur your imperfections away with its skincare benefits. CoverGirl foundation evens your skin tone while Olay's serum hydrates the skin. Talk about doing double duty.

Say goodbye to dry, irritated patches, and hello to luminous skin! Opting for the right foundation seasonally will save you the trouble of loading on product to cover your skin's winter woes.  

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