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 best foundations when our dewy skin needs to glow and go.
Which are the best dewy foundations for a radiant complexion?
- Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
- Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation
- Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation
- Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation
- Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation
- Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup
- NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
- Lancôme Skin Feels Good Foundation
- Urban Decay One and Done Foundation
- Delilah Time Frame Future Resist Foundation
Best dewy foundations 2021
1.Bobbi Brown Skin FoundationBobbi 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.
2.Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating FoundationFor 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.
3.Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh FoundationFans 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.
4.Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint FoundationOne of the brand's bestselling foundations, the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation has been specially formulated to deliver an unrivalled glow to any complexion. Infused with the illuminating properties of the iconic Touche Éclat, the foundation imparts a luminous finish without ever looking oily or greasy. Blending seamlessly, it creates a second-skin look that looks like your skin but better. It contains high-performance pigments, which ensure great coverage without ever looking cakey, so you can build up to your desired coverage. Pair with the Touche Éclat Blur Primer for an even brighter and long-lasting finish.
5.Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing FoundationThe Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation is perfect for anyone wanting to achieve a gorgeous glow. Developed using the brand's exclusive Advanced Sensing Technology, the foundation helps to infuse the skin with moisture, which in turn helps to achieve a natural luminosity. It also contains a blend of nourishing and antioxidant-rich botanicals to shield against environmental aggressors, such as wild thyme and yuzu seed. For those with slightly oilier or combination complexions, the foundation is also non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog pores or cause breakouts.
6.Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting MakeupIf 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.
7.NARS Sheer Glow FoundationOne 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.
8.Lancôme Skin Feels Good FoundationThis 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.
9.wet n wild Photo Focus Dewy FoundationThe wet n wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation sheathes your complexion in a radiant, natural-looking hue. Weightless in texture, the foundation offers buildable coverage that easily takes your look from medium to full, lending itself to both daytime and night time aesthetics. Suitable for normal to dry skin types, the creamy formula glides effortlessly across the visage, blurring the appearance of pores and imperfections for flawless results. The powerhouse product lays down a smooth, even canvas, replete with effective moisturising benefits that aim to enhance a bright, healthy-looking glow.
10.Delilah Time Frame Future Resist FoundationThis 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.