Favorite Winter Foundations


I absolutely love foundation and base products, so I thought I would do a little post about my favorite wintertime foundations.

I have dry to combination skin, which can become extremely dry if I use the wrong thing. All three of these products are great all-around products, but I especially like them in the winter when my skin can be prone to even more dryness and, overall, looks a bit dull.

winter_foundation_2014L to R: MAC Face & Body, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Rimmel Wake Me Up

I have put these in order of how much coverage they give, with MAC Face & Body giving the least amount of coverage of the three here. I definitely recommend Face & Body for someone who has pretty good skin and goes for that barely there coverage when it comes to foundation. Face & Body is available in a good range of colors, and it also comes pure white and black for anyone who needs to lighten or darken their foundations (the white shade has been a beauty savior for me).

My favorite of the three is the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. I know that this is a tinted moisturizer, not a foundation – but it’s seriously amazing! This tinted moisturizer is lightweight and my skin still looks like skin, but yet it gives a decent amount of coverage. I would say MAC Face & Body has very light coverage, where this NARS product has light coverage. Plus, there are a lot of different shade choices.

The last pick is a blogger favorite: RImmel Wake Me Up. The coverage of this foundation varies depending on how you apply it. I always go for light coverage so I use my hands to apply it, but you can build it up to medium coverage with the right brush. This is a great foundation for anyone who likes a glow to their skin, because if you look closely, Wake Me Up contains a very subtle sparkle. My only criticism with this foundation is the shade range. It is only available in about five shades, the lightest of which is way too dark for me, so I always mix it with some white Face & Body.

What are your favorite winter foundations? Do you use any of the three featured here?

6 thoughts on “Favorite Winter Foundations

  1. Kiss & Make-up

    My skin is crazy oily the whole your around, so I don’t really use a different foundation in winter. I am using Revlon’s Colorstay foundation right now, and I definitely like it. I used to work as a make-up artist and I loved using MAC’s Face & Body foundation on models.

  2. Nesita

    I really like Bourjois’ Healthy Mix Serum for winter time, it works great on my oily skin. I can only wear it during the colder months though.