Health & Beauty

8 Hydrating Foundations To Try This Winter

January 11, 2024

As colder days approach, it’s essential to update your makeup routine to combat the dry and chilly weather. Hydrating foundations can be your go-to solution for achieving a flawless look while keeping your skin nourished.—Ashley Harris

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($61) provides a natural, dewy finish, making it ideal for dry skin. With its availability in various shades catering to different skin tones, you can find the perfect match for your complexion.

Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation

Infused with hydrating properties, the Urban Decay Hydromaniac Glowy Tinted Hydrator Foundation ($45) offers a glowing complexion with its lightweight formula, providing a natural finish.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Hydrating Foundations

e.l.f. Cosmetics presents two very affordable hydrating foundations. The Flawless Satin Foundation ($8) is a lightweight, blendable, and hydrating liquid foundation available in 40 shades. Find it online at and in-store at Walmart Canada. Additionally, the Halo Glow Liquid Filter ($18), is a versatile glow booster infused with skin-loving ingredients, perfect for mixing with your favourite hydrating foundation. Available at and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation

Powered with high-performance Estée Lauder skincare, this Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation ($69) provides breathable, medium-to-full coverage with a radiant glow. Infused with Chia-Seed Extract, Probiotic Technology, and IonCharged Water Complex, it soothes visible redness, protects against pollution, and hydrates instantly and all day. With 28 shades, it ensures a flawless radiant finish.

MAC Studio Radiance Serum-Powered Foundation

The MAC Studio Radiance Serum-Powered Foundation ($60) delivers +209% hydration for a lasting radiant finish. Powered by 33 skincare ingredients, including a 10% hyaluronic acid solution, it provides medium buildable coverage, blurring imperfections. With 56 radiant shades, you can customize your glow.

Laura Mercier Real Flawless Foundation

Redefine perfecting coverage with Laura Mercier’s Real Flawless Foundation ($64). Its Auto-Balancing Technology instantly hydrates for smoother skin and reduces shine throughout the day. This long-wearing foundation also blurs the line between makeup and skin, providing weightless, medium buildable coverage.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

A tried-and-true makeup artist and celebrity favourite, the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($82) helps blur imperfections, delivering a fresh, long-lasting, lit-from-within glow. Available in up to 40 shades, it suits every unique skin tone and is suitable for all skin types.


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