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Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

As I've aged, my skin has changed texture, and I find that even ordinary "liquid" foundations (which are more like lotion in texture than true liquids) emphasize the texture. I've been using a powder foundation, and it works, but it's also 100% matte. 

 

I'm looking for a watery foundation (not just water-based, even those can be really thick creams) that has decent, buildable coverage and a natural (not dewy) finish. I know Clinique made one years ago (Sport?) but it was discontinued. 

 

This may be a unicorn, but I'm hoping someone knows of one!

Re: Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

Hi sweetheart!  I have the same problem!  Found Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer is okay for the day-to-day foundation.  I use it after my normal moisturizer, so it doesn’t settle into lines, bumps, etc.  For more coverage or going out, Armani’s Silk Perfect Glow.  It seems to float above the skin.

 

I recommend NARS concealer for the tough stuff, like under eyes.

Re: Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

@emmys1972 have you looked into Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation ? It's more on the runny side with a light medium coverage. I wouldn't say it's watery but it's very light. 

Re: Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

@makeitup305 , I love this foundation, never thought of it as watery, but I think you're right

Re: Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

@emmys1972 I LOVE the beautyblender BOUNCE™ Always On Radiant Skin Tint although it may be a little too dewy for you but YMMV.

Re: Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

I didn't love the texture, but Ilia makes a ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation Dominica ST14 , it's pretty thin, but has SPF.

Re: Recommendations for a thin, watery foundation with decent coverage

Thank you all for the suggestions!

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