Freezing temperatures, dry air and harsh winds make winter the worst time for skin. Layering on creams and lotions may help your legs and hands, but it’s harder to achieve that dewy, glowing look on your face. Fix your skin problems by focusing on foundation this winter! See our top picks below.
For Intense Hydration
Fight against dry skin with a foundation that doubles as a moisturizer. The BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer from Sephora is actually a gel cream that instantly hydrates your skin, while providing a flawless color at the same time.
For the Perfect Color
It’s common for our skin tones to change in the winter – we are often paler or have rough, red patches of skin. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup from Neiman Marcus has more than 50 different shades to choose from, all of which provide a natural matte finish that easily covers imperfections.
For SPF Protection
Believe it or not, your skin can still get burned in the winter. If it feels weird to use sunscreen during the cold months, then opt for this IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. The full-coverage, color-correcting cream contains SPF 50+ to keep your face protected (and looking beautiful) no matter what type of harsh rays you are exposed to.
For Long-Lasting Coverage
From working out to work to after-work drinks, winter is a busy time. Choose the Dior Airflash Spray Foundation for a gorgeous finish for up to 24 hours. This water-based foundation is lightweight and designed to layer for the level of coverage you want. Simply spray it on your face, and the formula made with light-diffusing pigments will deliver a smooth, radiant look all day long.
For a Subtle Look
When you don’t want to look runway-ready during the day, go with a lightweight foundation that will deliver a pretty-yet-subtle look. Chanel’s Sublimage Le Teint Ultimate Radiance uses Vanilla Planifolia and diamond powder, along with oils, to deliver a lightly luminous finish. Apply with the included brush for even coverage. It’s just the right amount of color to brighten your dull winter skin, without overdoing it!