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We all want that natural glow from our foundations, but sometimes it’s difficult to achieve a luminous look, particularly if you have dry skin. With that skin type, you need to focus on a foundation that provides hydration (after establishing a moisturizing skin routine). Here are 5 foundations that will give your skin that natural luminous glow.


1. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ($48)

So often we use foundations that tend to just sit on top of our skin. The foundation feels heavy and produces a cakey look. The NARS All-day Luminous Weightless foundation is great for dry skin as it helps to give your skin a dewy look without producing too much shine. While it’s considered a high-end item, there are a variety of darker shades and a little goes a long way with only 1-2 pumps for medium to full coverage.


2. Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation ($29.50)

With dry skin, you may find it difficult to create a seamless look with your foundation. You may think it’s your technique; however it could be the fact that the foundation isn’t right for your skin type. Consider using a foundation that has a light, yet creamy texture like the Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. Bare Minerals is known for their foundations designed for dry, sensitive skin. Similar to the NARS All-Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, it’s available in a range of darker shades from caramel to mocha.


3. Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($40)

This is a favorite liquid foundation on the market and for good reason. The Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup is one of the best liquid foundations for those that suffer from dry and sensitive skin. Though its super light-weight, it has the staying power to hydrate your skin and last those long work days.

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4. Maybelline FIT ME Foundation ($7.99)

If you’re use to the high-end foundation, don’t underestimate the performance of a drugstore foundation. The Maybelline FIT ME Foundation is a perfect example of a drugstore product that can do the job. It retails at $8.00 and is highly comparable to MAC’s Studio Fix+ foundation which retails for $27. Maybelline FIT ME Foundation easily hydrates and smooths skin and is great for medium to full coverage.

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5. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation ($12.99)

So maybe you’re not a fan of Maybelline but have you tried L’Oreal’s True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous foundation? It’s infused with vitamins C and D, ingredients known to stimulate the production of healthy skin cells and produce a natural luminous look, which makes it perfect for those who tend to be on the dry side. Pick up this foundation at your drugstore.

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