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water based foundation

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Water-based foundation is a type of foundation whose base is, well, water. Water-based foundations are ideal for people with sensitive skin, dry skin, or those looking for something a little more lightweight. Pro tip: when using a water-based foundation, be sure to pair it with a water-based primers to avoid your foundation separating on your face (water and oil don't mix!).

Koh Gen DoAqua Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 2082568

Color: 303 - Neutral Warm

132 Reviews

$96.00

It is so gorgeous on the skin and very long lasting. This is my go to foundation now. It is pricey but definitely worth it, just do not use a silicone based primer with it since it is a water foundation....It is a bit thicker but still more water based formula, it鈥檚 light-med coverage but it creates a wonderful base if you鈥檙e looking for evening of the skin tone without too much coverage.

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination

Finish:
✔ Natural

What it is:
A high-definition, long-wearing mineral foundation with a natural, luminous finish.

What it does:
Aqua Foundation鈥檚 long-wearing, featherweight formula includes Koh Gen Do鈥檚 new Gloss Film Powder, which helps it fit onto skin and softly brighten areas of dullness. Now with increased coverage, sweat-resistance, and oil-resistance, this formulation鈥檚 light-diffusing minerals and weightless base hydrates skin for a flawless complexion and youthful glow that lasts all day.

bareMineralsMatte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15聽

Size: 0.2 oz/ 6 gITEM: 1229087

Color: Warm Deep 27 - for deep warm skin with golden undertones

7.9K Reviews

$38.00

Bare Minerals Foundation...I used to wear liquid base and powder over it and it never really looked good. ...I love this foundation. Even though this review is for the Matt, I bought the wrong foundation and typically I use the original. i love BE foundation because I can control the coverage.

What it is: A clean, loose mineral foundation that delivers buildable sheer-to-full coverage with a matte finish while helping to control excess oil.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Provides mineral-based SPF protection.
- Silica/Calcium Silicate and Lauroyl Lysine: Provide a matte finish with a silky, soft-skin feel and helps controls oil.
- Iron Oxides: Provides clean, mineral-based pigments for natural-looking color and coverage.

GlossierPerfecting Skin Tint for Dewy Sheer Coverage

Size: 1 oz / 30 mLITEM: 2649002

Color: G2 - very deep warm

153 Reviews

$26.00

It offers just enough coverage to even things out in an undetectable way, and doesn't gather in places over the course of the day like other bases. Please be aware, this is only meant to offer a very sheer coverage and glow for a healthy looking base, so if you have a lot of redness or are trying to cover acne with it, it's not going to do that. ...My all-time favourite base product! Super light coverage but evens your skin and erases pores perfectly

What it is: A lightweight skin tint with sheer coverage that evens out the look of skin tone, minimizes appearance of pores, and leaves skin with a smooth, dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin: Helps skin attract and retain moisture.
- Diamond Powder: Visibly minimizes the look of pores with a brightening and blurring effect.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 gITEM: 2107852

Color: Medium Deep

78 Reviews

$42.00

I have dry skin so wear hydrating primer and water based foundation and this powder did not dry my skin and did well in keeping me slightly matte without turning oily! ...Easy to use, portable, and sets my foundation nicely

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It鈥檚 available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

Too FacedBorn This Way Healthy Glow Moisturizing Skin Tint SPF 30

Size: 2.03 oz / 60mLITEM: 2651628

Color: Light Beige - Light with neutral undertones

317 Reviews

$42.00

It performs a lot like a traditional foundation and has a buildable coverage....I have always wanted a tint that makes it feel natural and gives that glow without wearing a heavy base foundation and this worked out for me while having spf in it.

What it is: An oil-free, nourishing serum foundation with up to 24-hour wear and hydration, and SPF 30 protection for healthy, glowing skin.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Aids in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels.
- Alpine Rose: Supports skin’s health and radiance.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Gives a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This color-true formula conceals imperfections with buildable coverage that feels weightless on skin and leaves skin wi

NUDESTIXTinted Cover Skin Tint Foundation

Size: 1 oz / 30 mlITEM: 2661478

Color: NUDE 1.5

78 Reviews

$36.00

GO-TO Skin Tint/Foundation...I love that this product has light coverage: it covers enough but not everything! The perfect everyday base product with a natural finish that can be adjusted to be more satin or dewy. ...My all time favorite foundation...I love Mac face and body. I loved the water foundation from makeup forever. This tops those foundations by a mile.

What it is: Skin tint liquid foundation with buildable coverage for getting an even skin tone and a flawless natural makeup finish.


Coverage: Light


Finish: Natural


Formulation: Liquid


Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Rosemary Extract: Packed with skin-loving phenolic compounds

- Coffee Seed Extract: Powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E plus other natural antioxidants

- Green Tea Extract: Packed with plant polyphenols, soothing Antioxidant, Anti-pollution

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 gITEM: 1530476

Color: 2 - light beige with pink undertones

686 Reviews

$52.00

It cleans up my oils and blends nicely with whatever base I already have on. I haven鈥檛 had any issues with clinging, caking or cracking....I first tried this based on friends recommendation and it is the best powder foundation with excellent coverage.

What it is: A lightweight, oil-free powder foundation that can be applied dry or wet for custom coverage and matte or natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the appearance of shine, evens the look of skin tone, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It feels light and fresh, wears all day, and stays color-true. The compact includes a sponge applicator.

Wander BeautyFlash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9.07 gITEM: 1813989

Color: Deep

111 Reviews

$40.00

I typically layer this with a water based moisturizer and primer. would certainly recommend!...Not this foundation!! This foundation blends smoothly and makes my dry skin look flawless, without drying my face throughout the day as well!

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

Finish:
✔ Radiant

What it is:
A hydrating foundation stick enriched with a special blend of skin care ingredients that glide effortlessly onto skin.

What it does:
The Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick glides easily onto the skin for a flawless, smooth finish. Perfect for all skin types, the buildable, lightweight formula calms redness and reduces discoloration. Portable and precise, it is easy to apply on-the-go. Versatile enough to deliver sheer, medium or full coverage that looks natural, this creamy formula can be used for spot treating imperfections or all-over coverage from day to night.

Bobbi BrownSkin Foundation SPF 15

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mLITEM: 1288489

Color: Natural 4 - olive beige with neutral undertones; for medium skin

1.1K Reviews

$52.00

best foundation...I use a water-based primer and setting spray to prep/set this foundation (silicone-based primer causes this foundation to separate). ...Water based...It's watery, but then again it does say it's water based. This foundation is intended for people who probably have drier skin.

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Natural

SPF:
- SPF 15

What it is:
A water-based, oil-free foundation that delivers undetectable coverage and a fresh, hydrated glow for the most natural skin-like finish.

Bobbi BrownSkin Foundation Stick

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 gITEM: 1809847

Color: Cool Walnut (C-096) - deep brown with red-blue undertones for deep skin

1.2K Reviews

$52.00

Quality product. Matches the base color and really covers the sun spots. I use both under and over foundation. ...I normally do not wear foundation. This product was perfect for giving me a natural look, a nice base, and a perfect match.

What it is: A foundation formulated with a unique transparent base and that鈥檚 expertly calibrated to your undertone to even out and correct the complexion.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring a blend of emollients like olive extract and shea butter, the formula moisturizes wherever skin is dry. It delivers medium to full coverage and is water-, sweat-, and humidity-resistant.

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