8 foundations enriched with moisturizer

An excellent foundation is one that nourishes and improves your skin while it’s working its cover-up magic. We rounded up the best new formulas that combine makeup with skincare, to deliver extraordinary anti-aging and beautifying benefits.

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1. Lightly hydrating & highly protective

Rainforest of the Sea moisturizer

Made with a proprietary antioxidant “Rainforest of the Sea” complex, this new SPF 15 fluid foundation is lightweight and ultra-hydrating. To use, dispense a few drops right onto the special slanted brush, and lightly buff into your skin for luminous coverage. ($39, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea)

2. Antioxidant infused coverage

Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation moisturizer

Part of Jessica Alba’s newly-launched Honest Beauty line, Everything Cream Foundation promises a velvety finish. Made with antioxidants and infused with nourishing chamomile, calendula, vitamin E, and Jojoba oil, this creamy formula moisturizes your skin while working to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. As with all Honest Beauty products, it’s made without parabens, phthalates, paraffins, silicones, talc, petrolatum, mineral oil, or synthetic fragrances. ($30, Honest Beauty Everything Cream Foundation)

3. Golden miracle minerals

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals moisturizer

See those little spheres? They’re actually encapsulated liposomes, or bubbles filled with anti-aging ingredients, suspended in a gel of aloe vera and vegetable glycerin. This prevents active ingredients from degrading in the container—instead, as you apply, the active stuff releases into your skin. High tech! Designed to be light-reflecting, this brand new serum foundation provides sheer to medium coverage, while plumping and hydrating, calming inflammation and redness, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing pores, and evening out skin tone. ($50, Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals)

4. Liquid makeup in a compact

Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go

A liquid makeup in a portable compact—press once for a light coverage; twice for medium. Estée Lauder’s latest release contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin and Murumuru butter to immediately moisturize, while helping to improve skin’s hydration over time. Meanwhile, a skin-smoothing complex containing the anti-wrinkle peptide Argireline and the antioxidant milk thistle extract works to help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles and even skin tone. ($45, Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go)

5. Luxurious collagen builder

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation

This newly-launched, ultra-luxurious cream emulsion foundation contains anti-aging ingredients, as well as La Prairie’s secret “Cellular Complex” and their signature, skin-firming pure caviar extract. Shown to stimulate collagen production, caviar extract is rich in minerals, vitamins, amino-acids and lipids, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. A gorgeous, rich treat for your skin. ($215, La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15)

6. Custom cover drops

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

The drops are actually pure, concentrated pigments that allow you to turn any product in your beauty regimen into a customized foundation, while controlling the level of coverage! Truly revolutionary, these drops feature something called Flash Fusion™ technology, which essentially means that as soon as you add a drop, everything but the pure pigment “flashes off,” weightlessly transforming your favorite beauty product in the palm of your hand. ($44, Cover FX Custom Cover Drops)

Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops

Alternatively, if you have a foundation that you love, but want to give it the boost of a serum, consider Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops—using the same drop method, you can transform your everyday beauty products into powerful skincare treatments. For example, Radiance (Vitamin C + Lemongrass) tones, brightens, and protects your skin against free radicals, while Anti-aging (Vitamin A + Jasmine) supports cell turnover, reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts hydration. ($48, Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops)

7. Complexion enhancing primer

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer

It’s called a primer, but this brightener, pore minimizer, moisturizer, and skin-tone perfector can be used more like a BB cream for a gorgeous, light coverage. ($74, Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer)

8. Botanical formula for sensitive skin

ILIA Vivid Foundation

Excellent for sensitive skin, ILIA Vivid Foundation is made with botanicals that calm and revitalize. Moisturizing aloe vera aids in long-lasting hydration and simulates a tightening of the skin, while green tea and rosemary extract help combat free radicals. The soft, whipped formula offers buildable, natural-looking coverage. ($44, ILIA Vivid Foundation)