According to Beauty Experts, These Are The Best Hydrating Foundations for Winter (Photo: Tamara Bellis / Unsplash)
Switch to a hydrating liquid foundation in the winter.

As you transition to a skincare routine that is more suited for colder weather, your makeup choices should soon follow. From mattifying products that are more suitable for spring and summer, switch to hydrating and richer formulas for the winter. The major makeup item to swap is foundation. Foundations come in many forms and some are even infused with skincare ingredients. In the winter when skin tends to be dry, irritated, and flaky, it's best to go with liquid foundation.

Here are the best liquid foundations for winter as chosen by top makeup artists and beauty editors:

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

Elle beauty editor Taylor Davis likes this foundation and skincare hybrid that's formulated with moisture boosting hyaluronic acid, hydrating plant-based squalene and soothing aloe juice powder. It also offers sun protection with zinc oxide because even in gloomy winter weather, SPF is still a must.

Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation

For a natural and dewy glow during Zoom conferences, Vogue recommends Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation. It's packed with hydrating ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba oil and rosehip oil. This foundation gives a light coverage that's enough for video calls or that no-makeup look.

Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum

Another skincare-infused foundation is the cult favorite Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum. It's enhanced with vitamin E, peptides and antioxidants so not only does it give great coverage, the formula also helps with fine lines, dullness, and hyperpigmentation. Gwyneth Paltrow and Hilary Duff are fans.

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Fenty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

Vogue editors say this Fenty foundation is great for dry winter skin as it has grapeseed oil and sodium hyaluronate which is a derivative of hyaluronic acid. Sodium hyaluronate is a gentle hydrating ingredient that's best for sensitive and acne-prone skin. This foundation is also very popular in the beauty community because of its inclusive 50-shade color range.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

The Good Housekeeping Beauty Lab votes for this foundation as the number one for dry and mature skin. In their lab testing, it scored the highest for its smooth texture, almost undetectable coverage, and seamless blending. A worthy splurge.

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

Josie Maran's go-to ingredient argan oil gives this foundation extra hydrating and moisturizing benefits. This is a full-coverage foundation that when used regularly will give you a healthier and balanced complexion.

Mented Cosmetics Skin by Mented

Celebrity makeup artist Delina Medhin is a fan of this cream foundation stick and tells Allure that its great for women of color who are looking for medium to full coverage with a natural finish. The foundation is infused with grapeseed oil, castor seed oil and aloe leaf extract so it works wonderfully on dry skin.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Glow Moisture Glow Foundation

Allure's Sarah Han's go-to foundation is this drugstore find that she says gives all skin types, especially dry skin, a nice dewy finish. The foundation also has prickly pear oil that gives it a nice creamy and lightweight texture.  

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint Foundation

Another drugstore gem, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint Foundation features a hyaluronic acid formula, is oil free and non-comedogenic. This is suitable for all skin types, especially for oil and acne-prone skin.

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