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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!).

Armani BeautyMini Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation

Size: 0.6 oz/ 18 mL·ITEM: 1803246

Color: 3.75 - very fair, pink

255 Reviews

$44.00

This is going too be my favorite base!!...I have dry skin and used Bobbi Brown face base as a primer and it took quite a bit of effort to blend this and get decent coverage.

What it is: An award-winning, oil-free foundation in a travel size that delivers buildable, medium coverage and a luminous, glowy-skin finish for a natural makeup look.

Coverage:
Medium

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight foundation is formulated with Micro–fil™ technology, allowing buildable color pigments to lay flat for seamless blending and layering. Inspired by charmeuse silk, this liquid foundation creates an airbrushed, silky skin appearance and a naturally radiant, lit-from-within glow.

Koh Gen DoAqua Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2082568

Color: 303 - Neutral Warm

127 Reviews

$77.00

It is a bit thicker but still more water based formula, it’s light-med coverage but it creates a wonderful base if you’re looking for evening of the skin tone without too much coverage. ...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.

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’s long-wearing, featherweight formula includes Koh Gen Do’s 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’s light-diffusing minerals and weightless base hydrates skin for a flawless complexion and youthful glow that lasts all day.

Natasha DenonaTransformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation

Size: 0.94 oz/ 28 mL·ITEM: 2112951

Color: #87W - dark with warm undertone

131 Reviews

$45.00

Though this is a matte foundation, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or tight and feels great, even for my dehydrated skin, which has sufficient oil but not enough water in it. ...And thrn let it dry, because it will darken. Its water based so you have to work fast with it.

Coverage:
✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
A medium- to full-coverage modern matte that blurs pores, visibly rejuvenates the skin, and smooths texture while protecting skin from environmental damages.

What it does:
Transformatte Pore Vanishing Matte Foundation transforms the appearance of uneven skin textures, creating flawless, smooth-looking skin thanks to its star botanic extract ingredient—Pore Reductyl.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

KVD BeautyMini Lock-It Full-Coverage Long-Wear Matte Liquid Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2160703

Color: Medium 54 Cool - medium sesame with cool undertone

78 Reviews

$18.00

I got this product to use on stage, and I have to say that the staying power doesn't disappoint. I can wear the same base on two show days, and it really is locked into place. ...That being said I respect the line for going vegan, but think there are better vegan foundations out there.

What it is: A vegan, full-coverage liquid foundation that delivers extreme coverage and all-day long wear with just a droplet—a little Lock-It goes a long way.

rms beauty"Un" Cover-Up Natural Finish Cream Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2255826

Color: 77 - a deep sienna

113 Reviews

$52.00

Excellent Foundation...I also find I don't need to dilute with water, and just spread on with a sponge or even my finger in targeted spots. ...Add water!!!...I spray my face with Caudalie grape water or Evian water and apply a little bit of the foundation here and there to problem areas where I have redness with my face still full of water.

What it is: A rich-cream foundation that blends and blurs to provide medium-to-full, natural, buildable coverage with a lightweight, luminous, natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Oil: Extracted from fresh coconuts without the use of heat or chemical solvents, this raw coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that helps soften and soothe the skin.
- Jojoba Oil: Rich in antioxidants, jojoba quickly absorbs into the skin to nourish and hydrate.
- Wildcrafted Buriti Oil: Native to Brazil, buriti oil is rich with vitamins that offer super-potent antioxidant protection.

Natasha DenonaFoundation X+

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL ·ITEM: 2304954

Color: 87W Warm - Dark - warm undertone

67 Reviews

$45.00

Usually I like a creamier formula (think like IT bye bye foundation, CC creams, etc). This foundation provides a really great, smooth base for my powder products I put on top. ...This foundation I found didn’t blow me out of the water, for the price.

What it is: A long-lasting, full-coverage foundation that doesn’t look thick, dry, or cakey on the skin, and doesn’t set into fine lines.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grapefruit Extract: Naturally supports skin longevity.
- Pomegranate Extract: Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and diminishes visible signs of aging.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Foundation X is formulated with special ingredients that help balance the T-zone area and absorb excess oils on the skin.

CLINIQUEEven Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2422806

Color: WN 48 Oat - medium fair, warm-neutral undertones

107 Reviews

$42.00

When purchasing (they do run dark ) so make sure to base on pictures off the models not the swatches....love this foundation, I would suggest if you have more dry skin to first most face with water for the serum to have some moisture, otherwise it can make your skin look more dry. great all day coverage.

What it is: A breakthrough clinical foundation with three serum technologies and an oil-free formula that includes hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and UP302 to leave skin looking better than ever.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: 25

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps skin with hydration for a youthful, dewy look.
- Salicylic Acid: Visibly re-texturizes and restores the radiance of skin.
- Vitamin C and UP302: Deliver beautifully even coverage and improve the look of bare skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

Danessa Myricks BeautyVision Cream Cover Adjustable Foundation & Concealer

Size: 0.34 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2443869

Color: N10 - deep skin with neutral undertones

155 Reviews

$22.00

best foundation for perfect skin!...An AMAZING product that everyone should try! Gives a nice full glowy coverage base. Perfect alone or mixed in with other foundations to bump up the coverage. ...One of the best foundations. Can easily be sheared out by mixing with a water based moisturizer or an oil, it plays well with all textures.

What it is: An innovative foundation-concealer hybrid formula designed to give you the ultimate adjustable coverage or create a lightweight base.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Plant-Derived Squalane 100%: Known to balance oil production and offer visibly anti-aging properties.
- Vitamin E: Antioxidant known to protect skin from damage.

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. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

tarteMini SEA Hydroflex™ Serum Foundation

Size: 0.33 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2453942

Color: 20N light neutral - light skin with neutral undertones

64 Reviews

$15.00

It is a similar replacement for the water foundation, but slightly more dewy texture in my opinion. ...I have dry skin and couldn’t find the perfect foundation for me until now. It feels light weight and I have fine lines on my forehead and when I wear this foundation it doesn’t sink into my lines like most foundations do!

What it is: A vegan serum-infused foundation that flexes with your skin to cover imperfections, hydrates, and promotes better bare skin.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles by making skin look plumper.
- Niacinamide: Visibly smooths, brightens, reduces inflammation, and minimizes the look of pores.
- Vegan Collagen Complex: Improves skin elasticity for skin that looks plumper and more youthful.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation provides feather-light medium coverage.

Bobbi BrownIntensive Serum Foundation SPF 40

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2501500

Color: Cool Sand - light beige with pink undertones; for light skin.

226 Reviews

$72.00

Such a great foundation and great for dry skin. Effortlessly covers imperfections and gives skin a flawless base. ...Lovely foundation...In order to get adequate protection, I would have to apply too much and I don’t like wearing that much foundation on my face. I started with a base of another SPF (Kinship) first.

What it is: A serum foundation that is powered by 25 skincare ingredients and leaves skin looking smoother, plumper, and more radiant.

Coverage:
Medium

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cordyceps and Ginseng: Replenish skin’s natural energy for healthy-looking, visibly glowing skin.
- A Moisture Complex including Hyaluronic Acid: Softens, visibly plumps skin, and reduces the appearance of fine dry lines.
- Vitamin E and UV Filters: Defend against skin-dulling UVA/UVB rays, pollution, and blue light.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan.

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