Best In Hydrating Foundations

Best In Hydrating Foundations
 
Kath Gould

Kath Gould

hydrating foundations Worthy of our Beauty shelves–and yours

 

This round up started out with our search for the best hydrating foundations. For the answers, we had to hear it from the pros! So we asked New Zealand’s leading Make-up Artist Kath Gould to give us her thorough tried and tested picks that can easily grace our curated beauty shelves. Along with some serious pro tips on care and application.

 

“There is a wonderful array of great foundations out there that contain hydrating and moisturizing ingredients.  Here are some of my favourites” - Kath Gould, Celebrity & Pro Make-up Artist.
 

CHANEL VITALUMIERE SPF 15

This cult classic works a charm on dull, dry skin. Loved for years by pro makeup artists and consumers alike. Its fresh, bendable formula contains marine extracts and moisturising ingredients to combat dehydration.

Available at the Chanel boutique in Auckland and in-store at Smith & Caughey's.
 

MAC STUDIO WATERWEIGHT FOUNDATION SPF 30

The perfect foundation for skin that's not sure what it needs. I love using this on acne prone skin that also has areas of texture and dehydration. Great on both young and mature skin types. This unique formula is buildable, fresh and smoothing.

Available in-store at MAC Cosmetics.
 

BOBBI BROWN EXTRA TINTED MOISTURISING BALM SPF 25

Wonderfully moisturizing, light coverage for those that want to impart a fresh glow on very dry skin. I liken this more to a skincare product with coverage as it contains so many nourishing ingredients. It does look very fresh on the skin so I tend to use this exclusively for extremely dry, dull skin that need freshness.

Available online and in-store at Smith & Caughey's.


HOURGLASS ILLUSION HYLARONIC SKIN TINT SPF 15

Don't let the word ‘tint’ lead you astray, offering medium to medium-full coverage. I love this foundation for quick ready-to-go application if there’s not time for concealer. The formula is more cream than liquid so apply sparingly. I like to buff it in to freshly moisturised skin so it doesn't look too heavy. I have also had some great feedback from clients with sensitive skin.

Available online and in-store at Mecca Cosmetics.
 

TOM FORD -TRACELESS FOUNDATION SPF 15

This foundation is very lightweight and sheer, perfect for those who prefer a tinted-moisturiser level of coverage. The formula is very fluid but dries lightly on the skin and doesn't remain sticky. I like to dab the t-zone with powder to prevent it from getting too shiny.

Available in-store at Smith & Caughey's.

 

MAYBELLINE DREAM VELVET SOFT-MATTE HYDRATING FOUNDATION

A great product for those that want a good coverage and velvet-matte finish. It doesn't look cakey or flat on oily or combination skins and is long wearing. I haven't road tested this on very dry, textured skin yet but feel like as long as it’s applied sparingly over the top of a great moisturiser it could work nicely for most skin types.

Available online and in-store at Farmers, supermarkets and selected pharmacies.

 

L’OREAL INFALLIBLE LIQUID FOUNDATION

What I like about this foundation is that it’s quite buildable so you can take it from a medium to medium-full coverage quite easily. It keeps skin nicely hydrated with the added benefit of ‘Hyaraulonic fresh complex’ that increases the level of water held by the skin.

Available online and in-store at Farmers, supermarkets and selected pharmacies.

 

PRO TIPS BY KATH GOULD  :


1. Invest in a good moisturiser but keep in mind how it will look underneath your foundation. Using very rich moisturiser along with a very dewy foundation can be overkill, and leave you too shiny. Think about how you’d like the end result to look and work backwards from there when choosing foundation.

2. Is your skin, dry, dehydrated or combination?
Know the difference! Have your skin analysed by a skin care professional so you can make great, educated decisions when choosing your skincare and foundation.

3. If your skin is very dry and textured use a flat brush or clean fingers to apply. Stippling brushes can ‘turf up’ the texture of the skin.

 

Round Up | Kath Gould
Cover Image | Photographed by Wonho Kim

 

 

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