Water based foundations are great if you like lightweight coverage and a natural looking finish. However, they are also super to use in your makeup routine if you have especially dehydrated skin, or skin that is prone to excess shine and gets a little oily throughout the day.
If you suffer from severely oily skin, these may not be mattifying enough for you (read about our best foundations for oily skin here), but if you need a little extra coverage, these are our favourite options.
Why are water based foundations great for all skin types including oily?
A lot of water based foundations tend to be oil-free, making them great if you suffer from excess shine. However, even if they’re not, the high water content in them makes them super nourishing without being heavy, meaning your skin stays hydrated without becoming shiny or oily.
Additionally, water based foundations are super lightweight and can be built-up to your desired coverage without going cakey, making them great if you do suffer from excess shine (which can typically break up makeup molecules and leave your skin looking streaky).
8 of the best water based foundations
Discover our selection of the best water based foundations below.
Laura Geller Quench-N-Tint Hydrating Foundation
Laura Geller’s Quench-N-Tint Hydrating Foundation is perfect for anyone with a blemished-complexion in need of some hydration. Flat reflective pigments blur imperfections while its blend of marine botanical droplets and hyaluronic acid moisturise the skin without feeling heavy for a naturally flawless finish that lasts throughout the day.