Winter is a tough time for skin. Between the freezing temperatures outside and the dry heated air inside, your skin can be left cracked, itchy, and dehydrated. Keeping a good skincare routine is crucial for fighting dryness and maintaining a healthy complexion through these cold monthsขand so is picking the right foundation. Whether you're looking for a sheer, dewy formula or medium to full coverage, you'll want a foundation that protects and hydrates your skin during the winter while perfecting your complexion.

Here, L'OFFICIEL rounds up seven of the best foundations that'll take your skin from dull to dreamy this winter.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

A best-selling tinted moisturizer, this formula is loved for its nearly sheer finish for a no-makeup, dewy look. The formula is free of parabens and infused with macadamia and kukui seed oils to give 24-hour long hydration and protect the skin with SPF 30.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $47, Ulta


Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation

This lightweight coverage foundation plumps, nourishes, and brightens the skin with a combination of hydrating oils like avocado, red raspberry, rosehip, and more, leaving skin with a velvety finish.

Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation, $42, Kosas


Black Opal Even True Foundation

This dermatologist-approved, hydrating liquid foundation adds a dewy effect for moderate to full coverage. Oil-free and fragrance-free, it’s hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types.

Black Opal EVEN TRUE Flawless Liquid Foundation, $12, Black Opal


Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

If you’re looking for medium, skin-smoothing coverage without clogging your pores, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation is for you. The Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate concoction is perfect for replenishing dry skin. In a range of 50 shades, each in a portable tube, this foundation is great for natural coverage on the go.

FENTY Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $36, Sephora


Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum

This foundation not only gives a semi-matte finish with thin, buildable coverage, but also improves uneven skin tone and dark spots with a formula of vitamin E oil, neuropeptides, daisy flower extract, and antioxidants, brightening and hydrating dull skin.

Perricone No Makeup Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 20, $36, Sephora


Clinique Moisturize Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad SPF 25

With powerful hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe water, this tinted moisturizer keeps skin hydrated and dewy all day. The oil-free, sheer tint gives just enough coverage and shields the skin with SPF 25.

Clinique Moisture Surge Sheertint Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 25, $39, Ulta


Revlon ColorStay™ Light Cover Foundation

This lightweight, longwear fluid foundation effortlessly evens out complexions and hydrates the skin for 12 hours while also protecting with SPF 34. Available in a range of skin tones, it's built to blend into your skin for a natural, flawless finish.

Revlon ColorStay™ Light Cover Foundation, $13.99, Revlon