Dry skin is a real concern this time of year. Colder weather and holiday travel can take an already-stressed complexion to extremely dry levels, leaving behind rough patches and flakiness. Using a foundation with a formula packed with hydration can help ease your complexion in more ways than one. Read on to discover eight moisturizing foundations you need for the cold-weather season. (Photo via Getty)
Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation ($12): Vitamins and antioxidants boost this buildable formula to satisfy moisture-deprived skin.
E.l.f. Moisturizing Foundation Stick ($3): Glide this velvety foundation stick over your skin for instant concealing and much-needed dewiness. Vitamin E, avocado, and aloe extracts help to balance out dry areas and refresh the distressed ones.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint ($12): Give your skin a dose of TLC and a slight tint with this nourishing option. The hyaluronic acid in the base will leave your skin soft to the touch and properly hydrated.
Milani Smooth Finish Cream to Powder Makeup ($9): Instead of reaching for a cakey powder, apply this buttery base to even out your face. The light-diffusing formula glides on like a cream but wears like a lightweight powder, so you don’t have to worry about a heavy look or feel.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup ($13): Apply this antioxidant-enriched foundation — that’s made with 40 percent pure water — to parched skin and get ready for lots of #nofilter photos. Liquid light technology gives you that lit-from-within glow that’s perfect for the ‘Gram.
Maybelline FIT ME! Dewy + Smooth Foundation ($8): Packed with a ton of pigment — but free of oils and waxes — a little bit of this luminous foundation goes a long way. The gel-like makeup magically merges with your natural tones, resulting in a happy, healthy, and plump complexion.
Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation ($13): This brightening foundation will enliven a dull complexion and boost hydration. Its buildable base lets you control how you wear it, so it works for any occasion.
NYX Professional Makeup Hydra Touch Powder Foundation ($10): Swirl on this pressed foundation and prepare for a flawless complexion. This is not your average powder: It’s souped up with botanical extracts that moisturize, so your skin won’t dry during the day — even after those 3pm touchups.
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