Water-Based Makeup Products for Dewy Skin This Winter
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Having dewy skin is the ultimate goal this year. But winter and its icy winds are making that goal challenging to achieve. This is where water-based makeup products come to the rescue.

The winter season can take a toll on the skin, with lower temperatures causing dryness and irritation. Of course, this is not something you take sitting down. Skincare is your battle gear to help you come out of this frigid season with dewy and glowing skin.

To counter the dryness and redness, use water-based makeup products. This type of makeup is best suited for those with normal to oily skin. Being water-based, these products are lightweight, will not clog your pores, and give you excellent skin hydration. But which one works well during winter? Here are some of our best makeup choices:


A long-lasting but weightless primer that you can wear for 12 hours without touch-ups sounds too good to be true, but Sery Perfect Finish successfully delivers. Its vegan, water-based formulation is non-greasy to the touch, with a silky soft texture that moves smoothly on the skin. It is made with vitamin E, which enhances skin hydration. Experts recommend mixing a dollop of the primer with a dash of liquid highlighter to achieve that instant dewy look.


Undone Beauty's Water Bronzer is a water-based bronzing stick that melts when applied and blends effortlessly into your base. Its sheer shade gives a warm glow. It is formulated with water and coconut extract, so it does not clog your pores and instead boosts skin hydration while you wear it.


A sheer blush adds a youthful glow to your dewy look. Chanel Les Beiges offers six sheer shades, but our favorite, warm pink, is perfect for the look. The water-based blush has blendable micro-droplet pigments that melt into a natural glow.

Lip Tint

Tony Moly Delight Tony Tint has a sheer and natural color palette with a fruity fragrance. We recommend Cherry Pink to complete your dewy look. If you want a more intense tint, you can layer this product until you get the desired intensity. This lip tint is 98% water-based and formulated with argan, rosehip, and jojoba oil to moisturize your lips throughout the day.

Setting Spray

Finish off this dewy look with a soft sheen by using MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ in its original shade. This product is a lightweight mist of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, and water infusion. It locks down your makeup while giving an instant boost.