The best hydrating foundations for parched skin

Hydrating foundations are ideal for tackling parched skin during the autumn months. We've rounded up three of our favourites that will bring back skin's bounce and glow.

Hydrating foundations may be something that you use all year round. But for anyone who suffers with combination skin, they're usually more of a seasonal purchase. As the weather becomes more changeable and unpredictable in autumn/winter, our skin often follows suit. It starts to loose moisture easily, little dry patches start to appear, and the last of the summertime glow... gone.

Highlighters and primers can help, but when you're strapped for time (and cash) using multiple products might not suit. Which is where good hydrating foundations come into play. We've picked three that will keep skin looking fresh and bright, even when the weather isn't.

Charlotte Tilbury

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Light Wonder Foundation €42

A lot of people rave about the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, but Light Wonder is my personal favourite. The formula is soft and light, blending over skin easily.  It really delivers in terms of hydration too, giving skin a beautiful glow that stays all day. The coverage might not be a high as some others on the market, but if you like a natural finish to skin it's an ideal choice.

The Ordinary


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Colours Serum Foundation €6.80

The Ordinary is more well known for their high quality, low expense approach to skin care. But their foundations are well worth a look too. The Colour Serum Foundations offer a lightweight texture that has a semi-matte finish (which means that it won't catch in pesky dry patches).

If you're looking for more coverage though, the Colours Coverage Foundations are also €6.80 and come in over 20 shades too.


hydrating foundations bourjois

Healthy Mix Foundation €12.95


Remember when this cult classic foundation got a formula make-over and we were all worried? Well, it has stood the test of time and proven that sometimes change is a good thing. The medium coverage formula is great for every day wear and keeps skin looking fresh for hours on end. We're also happy that Bourjois extended the shade selection too.

Are you a fan of these, too? Or do you stick to the same foundation all year round?

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