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10 of the best dewy foundations for glowing skin

10 of the best dewy foundations for glowing skin

Dewy foundations are great when you have a lacklustre complexion in need of a radiance boost.

They are generally enriched with hydrating ingredients and light-reflective optics which brighten and even out the skin tone, giving the appearance of a luminous complexion. From NARS to Yves Saint Laurent, these are 10 of our favourite dewy foundations when our skin needs to glow and go.

Which are the best dewy foundations for a radiant complexion?

  1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
  2. Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation
  3. Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Cushion Foundation
  5. MAC Hyper Real Foundation
  6. Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup
  7. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
  8. Lancôme Skin Feels Good Foundation
  9. Urban Decay One and Done Foundation
  10. Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation
  1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
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    Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

    Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation is one of their longest-standing products and it’s little wonder why. Its lightweight texture blends into the skin seamlessly for long-lasting coverage which doesn’t budge throughout the day.

    If you are also looking for a dewy and fresh face base, this is the perfect candidate. It contains reflective optic ingredients which give the appearance of a visibly glowing and plumped-up complexion. Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s one of our HG foundations our beauty bag is never without.

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  2. Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation
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    Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation

    For the ultimate dewy finish, Kevyn Aucoin’s The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation is a face base that can’t be beaten. Ultra-fine pearl pigments and hyaluronic acid help to hydrate the skin and create a naturally radiant glow, which looks fresh and super illuminated.

    Despite the fact it gives a gorgeous dewy glow, it never looks oily or shiny on the skin, and can be used in conjunction with the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Primer for increased longevity and radiance.

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  3. Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation
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    Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation

    Fans of the traditional Double Wear Foundation for its incredible coverage and longevity will love Estée Lauder’s Water Fresh face base for a fresher and more radiant finish. It has an ultra-lightweight finish and melts into the complexion to feel like second-skin, whilst also providing impeccable and long-lasting coverage.

    Boasting an SPF 30 and antioxidant filters to shield against damaging environmental aggressors, the foundation also contains red fruit extracts, which help to keep the skin hydrated and the foundation looking fresh and naturally radiant throughout the day.

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  4. Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Cushion Foundation
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    Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Cushion Foundation

    Inspired by Korean technology, cushion foundations are naturally more radiant and dewy thanks to their lightweight formulations. This couldn’t be more true for the Yves Saint Laurent Fushion Cushion, a face base so radiant and glow-inducing, our complexions have never looked healthier or more hydrated.

    Our favourite thing about this foundation however lies in its portable compact design. It has never been easier to transport your favourite foundation with you and top-up as and when needed throughout the day.

    Pair with the Touche Éclat Blur Primer for an even brighter and long-lasting finish.

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  5. MAC Hyper Real Foundation
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    MAC Hyper Real Foundation

    A seriously dewy and light-reflecting face base is the MAC Hyper Real Foundation. In 3 shades: Gold, Rose Gold and Bronze, you can select your perfect one based on your skin tone and the radiance-undertone you want.

    Weightless and with incredible longevity, the foundation has a liquid silicone-base, which makes it super easy to blend into the skin and achieve a flawless, even and radiant face base. You can either wear as a foundation for a super-illuminated finish, or over the top of your favourite MAC foundation for a natural glow on light-relfecting parts of the face like the cheekbones.

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  6. Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup
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    Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup

    If you suffer from problem skin and want a foundation that also has natural skincare benefits and won’t clog pores, you will love Clinique’s Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup. Suitable for dry, combination and oily skin types, the foundation helps you to achieve a gorgeously natural and radiant glow without clogging pores or causing any excess shine.

    Enriched with Vitamin C, it helps to promote a brighter complexion and envelopes the skin in a perfecting veil for a long-lasting and even finish.

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  7. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
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    NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

    One of the most well-known dewy foundations on the market, the NARS Sheer Glow is a true beauty icon. Boasting a buildable coverage, the face base is suitable for most skin types, except oily, and is both non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, so suitable for anyone suffering from sensitivity.

    It has a unique complexion brightening formula, which helps to conceal imperfections and provide the skin with a naturally radiant finish that lasts throughout the day. Tone-correcting turmeric extract helps to even out skin pigmentation and leave the skin looking truly flawless.

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  8. Lancôme Skin Feels Good Foundation
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    Lancôme Skin Feels Good Foundation

    This easily portable foundation from Lancôme gives the most beautifully radiant and dewy finish. Perfect for travelling with thanks to its plastic bottle, the Skin Feels Good Foundation is great for achieving a flawless complexion on-the-go.

    It contains moringa seed extract and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump up the skin while simultaneously shielding against environmental aggressors. Both oil and paraben-free, it’s great for all skin types, and even though it feels super lightweight, it can be built-up for better coverage.

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  9. Urban Decay One and Done Foundation
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    Urban Decay One and Done Foundation

    Combining the radiance of a dewy foundation and the feeling and coverage of a tinted moisturiser, the Urban Decay One and Done Foundation is the ideal face base for anyone wanting a glow without any of the heaviness of a traditional foundation.

    Infused with vitamins and nourishing ingredients, the face base blurs out imperfections and hydrates the skin for all-day luminosity that looks and feels fresh and gorgeously radiant. We love to pair it with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray for increased longevity.

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  10. Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation
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    Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation

    This beautifully buildable face base is one of our favourite dewy foundations thanks to its natural yet luminous finish formulation. Delilah’s Time Frame Future Resist Foundation contains Vitamin E to nourish the skin as it covers so that skin stays hydrated and radiant throughout the day, while peptides help to prevent ageing from environmental aggressors.

    With an SPF of 20, it’s perfect for use all-year round, but especially when skin looks a little lacklustre and dull and in need of a radiance boost.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!