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The Best Dewy Foundations for Skin that Glows

From barely-there serums to runway favorites, these are the dewy foundations to try for a summer-worthy glow.
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Glowy, radiant, hydrated, and dewy are all ways we’d love to describe our skin, but between constant mask-wearing and laziness when it comes to our skincare routines, that isn’t typically the case—and the sweaty sheen we get after spending an hour outside doesn’t count. That’s where a good base comes in, and we’ve put together a list of the best dewy foundations to help you fake it till you make it.

Whether you’re trying to add a bit of radiance to your go-to glam or simply looking to emulate a post-facial glow, a dewy foundation is a must-have for your beauty arsenal. Here are some of our favorites for all skin types—from tried-and-true favorites to brand new releases.

Beauty Bakerie

Inspired by the popular glass skin trend, which originated on the K-beauty scene, InstaBake Aqua Glass offers a full-coverage performance with a barely-there feel and finish. It’s a favorite among those with oily and combination skin; you’ll glow in all the right places.

InstaBake Aqua Glass Foundation, $34, Beauty Bakerie

Morphe

The internet has been anxiously awaiting the launch of Morphe 2, a collaboration with TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’amelio, and the products certainly did not disappoint. This skin tint has become a favorite among beauty beginners and aficionados alike for its easy application, buildable coverage, and naturally radiant finish.

Hint Hint Skin Tint, $17, Morphe

MAC Cosmetics

MAC’s Face and Body Foundation has been a staple on runways and photoshoots for years, and there’s no question as to why. This waterproof foundation has buildable coverage, so your final look is definitely customizable. Use your fingers to gently warm it into your skin for a head-to-toe glow.

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation 50 ML, $31, MAC Cosmetics 

Josie Maran

The addition of pure argan oil in this dewy foundation adds a little bit of luxury to your makeup routine, not to mention a perfectly glowy finish. Whether you’re looking for a product that’s safe on sensitive skin or aiming for a more vibrant complexion, this dermatologist-tested product is a must for your makeup bag.

Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid, $45, Josie Maran 

ILIA

This dewy foundation from ILIA is a triple threat. Boasting luminous coverage, skincare
benefits, and SPF 40, this lightweight serum will simplify your beauty routine and give you a natural-looking glow.

Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, $46, ILIA

Flesh

Flesh's Firm Flesh Sticks offer the portability and ease of a stick foundation without any of the patchiness, all with a dewy finish. Add a few shades to your beauty arsenal to use as a blendable contour and highlight; bonus points for the pigment intensifiers that prevent ashiness in darker shades!

Firm Flesh Stick Foundation, $18, Flesh

Koh Gen Do

Another industry-backed staple, Koh Gen Do foundations are a favorite among makeup artists. Their Maifanshi Moisture Foundation has the full coverage of a cream with the fluid application of a liquid, covering skin imperfections with ease.

Ken Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation, $77, Koh Gen Do

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