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Liquid Foundation

Our luscious liquid foundations are designed to nourish your skin and smooth out your complexion. Try our creamy hydrating formula for optimal coverage and skincare results. Feel confident in your skin with a liquid foundation that can be applied to every skin type.




Both of our formulas contain protective SPF that shields your delicate skin from harsh UV rays while beautifying your complexion. Whether you prefer a creamy, liquid blend or a mineral powder foundation, you can count on either Colorescience foundation to put your skin’s health first.



It depends! We know that every complexion has its own unique challenges—whether that may be excessive shine, a few fine lines, or a dry, flaky texture—which is why we offer several different formulas catered to your skin’s exact cravings. Depending on your skin type and whether your complexion is dry or oily, sensitive or sodden, powder or liquid foundation might be the better fit. Fortunately, we offer free samples with every purchase so you can try them out and find your best match. If it turns out you prefer our powder formula over liquid foundation, no worries—we offer free returns, too!



Powder foundation is good for dry, oily, or combination skin. Face powder for dry skin works well on its own or in combination with liquid foundation for fuller coverage. Most people choose powder formulas to achieve a light, matte look. The drawback to powder is that it tends to be sheerer than liquid mineral foundation. On its own, it doesn't fill fine lines and pores, and it isn't as good at covering blemishes as a liquid base.

Powders are often used with cream concealers to help minimize the appearance of discoloration and breakouts. You can also apply a few dabs of primer for dry skin to seal in moisture and even out the surface before adding a light coverage of matte foundation. We offer all sorts of safe cosmetics so you can find your favorite formula.



On the other hand, liquid foundation is generally better at filling large pores, wrinkles, and fine lines. It also creates a slightly dewy look that gives your face a natural-looking glow. Colorescience provides a water-based whipped foundation for oily skin that won’t trigger acne breakouts.



Not when you shop with Colorescience! If you shop other cosmetic brands, it can be difficult to match liquid foundation to oily skin types because the formulas often tend to make your skin even shinier. On top of that, oil-based foundations often trap dirt and debris that cause acne flare-ups, making your skin woes worse.

Our collection of non-comedogenic foundation is designed to combat oil and soothe skin without clogging pores. Colorescience water-based makeup for sensitive skin can minimize the appearance of an oily complexion while keeping breakouts at bay, as the ingredients won’t worsen sebum production or irritate acne. When paired with a mineral setting powder, you can achieve the best of both worlds and complete your look with a mattifying, camera-ready effect.



If you want to combine both for fuller coverage, it's important to know whether you should use powder or liquid foundation makeup to start. Generally, it’s best to apply a thin layer of liquid foundation first, so it doesn't compete with your powder. Then add a light dusting of powder for oily skin if your complexion is prone to shine. Whether or not your skin is oily, the dual-layer application will provide full, matte coverage.

As you apply, you may want to lightly dab the powder on to keep from smearing the liquid foundation. Choose our popular mineral liquid foundation with SPF 30 to create a flawless look. Don’t forget a dab of mineral lip gloss to perfect your pout before you head out the door! Colorescience offers all sorts of enhancers you can use to complete your look. From eye and brow palettes to rich, voluminous mascara, you’ll find all the products you need to go glam.



If you want to get the most out of your liquid foundation and stretch your product as far as possible, then you should strategically prime and set each application. We offer a diverse selection of cosmetics designed for every skin type that you can use to prep your canvas.

To feel like you’re on vacation every day and achieve a radiant summer glow, start your makeup application with our Bronze Perfector. Those who struggle with an ashen, sodden complexion can choose our Brightening Perfector to breathe new life into tired skin for a healthy, revitalized appearance. Excessive shine and large pores cramping your style? The Colorescience Mattifying Perfector can help solve that when applied beneath our liquid foundation for oily skin. Or, if you’re prone to redness and blotchy flare-ups, make our Calming Perfector you’re new BFF with every foundation application!

Whichever face primer you choose, the unique formula will extend the wear of your liquid foundation by creating a superior bond to the surface. The primer works by sealing in moisture and filling in fine lines to promote a smooth surface, while also delivering nourishing ingredients to perfect your skin from the inside out. Pro tip: Be sure to apply at least a half pump spread over your entire face for even coverage.

Once you apply your primer, it’s time to move onto your foundation. Begin by blending two pumps onto your face for sheer coverage and be sure to tend to your jawline so there’s no harsh line. To achieve fuller coverage that lasts all day, add additional pumps of liquid foundation as needed.

If you love that dewy, luscious glow, feel free to skip the next step, but all-day wear in best achieved by locking in your liquid makeup with a setting powder. This sets your pigment in place and prevents it from smearing or smudging throughout the day. We suggest using our Sunforgettable Brush-On Powder for 2-in-1 protection. Not only does the sunscreen provide additional UV defense, but the lightly-colored powder adds the finishing touch to our mineral liquid foundation. It’s effortless to dust on, meaning you won’t have to worry about messing up your makeup job to reapply sunscreen while you’re on-the-go.

Last but not least, seal the deal with Colorescience Hydrating Mist. This unique formula soothes skin, locks in makeup, and revitalizes your complexion. You can bring it with you use it all day long any time your skin begins to feel dry for an easy dose of hydration. Not only does it enhance the vibrancy and luminosity of all your Colorescience products, but it also leaves you feeling refreshed with its light, all-natural botanical fragrance!

Colorescience is committed to skincare that beautifies and protects your complexion, including. our liquid foundation that’s designed to deliver everyday radiance.

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