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Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation 30ml

4.5 of 153 reviews


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Designed to subtly illuminate your features, the DB Luminous Hydrating foundation is perfect for creating a naturally radiant and dewy complexion.

  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan

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SUPERIOR - 91% recommend

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  • Medium

Skin Concern:

  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation Reviews

4.5 of 153 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Great foundation!


I bought this because it had so many good reviews...so no surprise here that mine will also be good ;) I love this foundation, great price point for amount of product and shade is a great match for my skin tone. I love using this with the DB primer and a beauty blender :)

Most Helpful Criticism



Pretty good overall. Give medium coverage. Can settle in lines depending on skin type and give a slightly more matte finish than dewy
  1. Good but not convinced for sensitive skin


    verified purchaser
    This foundation has fantastic coverage and it really easy to apply. Lasts all day. However, I am not convinced it is doing well for my skin as it has suddenly started to beak out since using it.
  2. Great foundation!


    I bought this because it had so many good reviews...so no surprise here that mine will also be good ;) I love this foundation, great price point for amount of product and shade is a great match for my skin tone. I love using this with the DB primer and a beauty blender :)
  3. Worthy contender


    verified purchaser
    I’ve just finished my first bottle of this and have been pleasantly surprised. It really does have a luminous glow! Great medium coverage and well priced.
  4. Nice product


    This foundation surprised me. Great price and a nice product to use. Definitely gives you a luminous glow and goes on nicely. Doesn’t last all day, but still a great product.
  5. Foundation


    Pretty good overall. Give medium coverage. Can settle in lines depending on skin type and give a slightly more matte finish than dewy
  6. Good value


    I bought this as a "back-up" and was happily surprised at the amount of cover it had. I do have to use a mattifying product under it though to stop shine. Good range of colours and feels nice on my skin.
  7. Beautiful product


    This foundation is great value and goes on so nicely. It‘s so similar to Armani luminous silk, yet so much cheaper! I get so many compliments when I wear this.
  8. Great product for the price


    This foundation is really good for the price. The coverage is good. I find that I can dry out very quickly when applying though.
  9. nice foundation


    I've been having trouble with liquid foundation going patchy so changed to mineral powder for a while, I really liked the DB mineral powder so thought I'd try this as a base for better coverage. It's really nice either under the mineral powder or on ours own. Seems to last a good part of the day & so far no patches. Skin feels silky with it on.
  10. Rivals high end brands


    verified purchaser
    Cannot go past this for a luminous foundation. Buildable coverage with pretty good wear time! I apply with a sponge over all my skincare and it still works beautifully! Rivals another favourite mine which is 3x the price
  11. Not very long lasting


    Heard some really promising reviews on this and initially it goes on great and looks great. Unfortunately is doesn’t have much staying power. Good range of colours and great that it has spf but I it won’t be my new regular.
  12. Not For Me


    Initially I thought I liked it and wrote a review about how it's a great option for its price - having now tested it several times properly I can conclude that it is definitely not for me.

    I think it's due to my combination skin type, which eats away at the foundation throughout the day. I also found it crease around my nose and mouth.
  13. Don't bother


    After reading reviews, I was really excited to try this one but was sooo disappointed. Its thick, greasy and sits on top of the skin making me look oily not luminous. It may be cheap, but there's a reason for that.
  14. What a bargain


    I usually use Estee Lauder Double Wear or as an alternative, Clinique Even Better make up and thought I would try this considering the low price. I used Adore Beauty's foundation colour match and it is the perfect shade and feels amazing on my skin. Definitely a winner for me
  15. Outstanding product!!


    So impressed with this product. This foundation is cruelty free & Vegan - so important! It really is unbelievable quality for such an incredibly good price. Coverage was very good. Didn't dry my skin out.
  16. Don't let the price fool you


    I was really impressed with this foundation, especially for the price. Has great staying power and lasts all day. Sits on the skin really nicely, I didn't experience any caking. I'm not a fan of huge coverage so have been combining with my moisturiser for a more subtle coverage. Very impressed!
  17. Great value for money


    Great value. Nice and dewy and light. Medium to full coverage. True to colour
    Staying power is average, it would survive a standard day or party. Didn’t survive a 40 degree music concert tho... haha although I don’t know what would
  18. Hype Worthy


    I definitely agree with the hype!

    It is a beautiful foundation that is just as good as some of its high end competitors. It leaves the skin looking even, bright and luminous.

    I would recommend to most skin types - overly oily may not enjoy this foundation as much.
  19. Love this!


    I love this foundation. It's good coverage, applies and blends easily with my beauty blender and it doesn't make my skin dry or flaky.
  20. great for the price


    this is really good for the price, it isn't the best foundation I have ever used but for the cheap price it does the job
  21. Great foundation!


    Love the colour & coverage but the best thing about this foundation is that it’s great for dry skin. No flakiness or dry spots when I use this!
  22. Amazing


    Very impressed with this product recommend to everyone
  23. nice luminous foundation


    A luminous foundation is great for the cold seasons. This is a great one for normal to oily or even oily skin type. It gives a nice glow to the face but not too dewy. The lasting power is good for 8-9hours wearing, I do tend to powder my T zone down after 5 hours for all the foundation. This one can skip the step with a little shine through.
  24. nice luminous foundation


    A luminous foundation is great for the cold seasons. This is a great one for normal to oily or even oily skin type. It gives a nice glow to the face but not too dewy. The lasting power is good for 8-9hours wearing, I do tend to powder my T zone down after 5 hours for all the foundation. This one can skip the step with a little shine through.
  25. Great foundation


    I absolutely love this foundation. It gives the most beautiful glowy finish to the skin with medium coverage. I feel like it also reduces the look of my fine lines because of that luminous finish. I have neutral undertones and most foundations pull too warm or cool, the shade I got in this was almost a prefect match though. I wouldn't say it is super long wearing, but it lasts perfectly for what I...
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  26. My Everyday


    I wear this foundation every day. It is so gorgeous on the skin. So easy to just slap on and run out the door. It is build-able, but it so versatile you can have it sheer or a full coverage. It lasts me a full day at work (anything more it does begin to wear) and works really well under and over other products. Cheap enough to stock up, cheap enough to get multiple shades for your skintone
  27. so good esp for price


    the price is so so so cost-effective and I tried this at a friends house & just loved it no wonder why she keeps using this. I actually would not mind owning one esp that it is so cheap and does a great job.
  28. Great savey!


    This foundation has been great for events, very long wearing and does not budge. Very happy with this foundation, especially for the price.
    Only downside is that it isn't as luminous as the name says, but definitely not a matte.
  29. Moisturising foundation


    I am 65 with very dry skin. My criteria for my perfect foundation is: It must be moisturising and not exacerbate dry patches, it must not settle in lines, it must look natural, it must last reasonably well, it must be a good colour match, it must be in a pump dispenser, and it must not contain added fragrance. Well after trying around 50 foundations over the last 10 years I have found one I am ...
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  30. not bad


    This has a medium buildable coverage. It evens out my skin. Its Long lasting, I put it on the morning and it stay put til end of the day. I love that it is Cruelty free and vegan.
  31. New every day foundation


    Very happy with my purchase. The colour “Classic sand” matches me perfectly. It is more on the yellow side of the tones but suits neutral. The coverage is medium buildable which I applied with a sponge and found it to be a nice consistency. Not drying or oily. The colour did not oxidise and worked well with my setting powder patted on top.
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  32. Best hydrating foundation


    I’ve been looking for hydrating luminous dewy foundations fo so long and I’ve finally found it. It delivers on all its claims and is worth it.
  33. Designer Brands Hydrating Luminous Foundation


    I really like this foundation, it gives a nice finish which is not too matte but also not too dewy, the coverage is medium to full very buildable.
  34. Pleasantly Surprised!


    I was sick of spending so much money on foundations that clogged my pores and looked cakey. I thought I'd give this product a go but wasn't overly optimistic. To my surprise it was perfect! The coverage is quite light-medium but it gives a nice finish and can be layered for more coverage. I'm hooked!
  35. Lovely and light


    A lovely light and hydrating foundation, gorgeous natural colour and sits well on the skin. Leaves skin looking fresh and natural.
  36. Luminous finish and light hydration that wears well for 8 + hours!


    I have far too many expensive foundations in my collection that I bought searching for "the One". This foundation is the one I recommend time and time again to anyone with combination or dry skin looking for a natural finish and an average office day of 8+ hours wear time. It is fantastic value, the finish is just lovely and the wear time is good. It is definitely my "best value for money" foundat...
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  37. Good Coverage


    This is a full coverage foundation and it leaves my skin looking flawless and dewy.
  38. Delightfully suprised


    I was ready not to like this product (product snob) but was super impressed with the texture, feel on skin and packaging! It's super lightweight in texture, feels hydrating on the skin and has great coverage. The only potential drawback is the powdery finish the foundation left on my skin, which I wasn't expecting for a hydrating luminous foundation. Great value for the price and would recommend.
  39. great


    I love how it is so affordable and does a great job. My skin felt good and no irritations occurred! I only used it once but seemed so great
  40. Wow


    Excellent coverage, the colour match tool guided me to the correct shade for me, and tje price is amazing!
    I'm a big fan of mineral makeup because it sits and stays well on my skin, but for the price, this is awesome and I'm thrilled! It doesn't aggravate my super sensitive, dry skin either! Winning!
  41. Beautiful!


    I love this and use it all the time (everyday). Very pretty on the skin. So nice and cheap too.
  42. oxidizes too much


    Heard great things about this foundation, but i selected my shade in store and it match to a t, yet when i used it the next day by the time id left the house it was had deepen maybe by to shade and gone orange, quite oily and doesnt impress at all
  43. Natural


    Natural looking and long lasting. Great for oily skin
  44. Best budget Foundation


    This is by far the best Foundation and it’s only $20!!! It is hydrating but not oily and it leaves my skin looking luminous and I find it very long wearing as it lasts all day. Definitely worth a try.
  45. High end foundation for less


    This is high end quality for less. Foundation blends like a dream and always looks flawless and stays on perfectly all day long!
  46. Good for the price


    I bought this to test with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised! It's a great full coverage foundation that get lots of compliments on. I'd highly recommend, particularly if you have dry skin.
  47. Not bad at all!


    I quite like this foundation! It is a bit shiny but if you like to set your powder with powder (I use MAC pressed powder) then it works really really well, ends up with almost a matte satin finish. Will continue to use, much cheaper than my regular too faced and honestly about the same quality.
  48. Great


    I bought this for my tween daughter to wear on special occasions. It looks natural and not cakey. Perfect option for her. Would buy again.
  49. Great


    Such an affordable foundation which does a marvellous job ! I love it and will re purchase it when needed
  50. Gorgeous


    This foundation looks gorgeous on the skin so natural and healthy glow
  51. Beautiful


    Such a beautiful luminous foundation, looks flawless on my skin and long lasting
  52. Hard to find shade


    There is not a large shade range available so i found it hard to find a shade that matched me. However the foundation itself is very nice and natural looking, but if you have oily skin like myself, make sure that you powder well because it can get quite shiny throughout the day.
  53. Nature's Best Friend


    I have just started using Porcelain Ivory, along with the Luminscent Primer in this range. It is just fabulous. I love the fact that this is affordable, cruelty free and that it has all the vitamins etc. in the foundation. Porcelain Ivory is a perfect match (I used the Find Foundation). It make my skin look healthy with a nice glow. I am not a matte person, so when I saw this foundation liste...
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  54. Beautiful


    So nice and cheap! I actually love this and use it all the time. Very very pretty on the skin.
  55. Great dupe for Ellis Faas


    I'm an oily gal, but I love dewy makeup. Unfortunately when I use regular 'dewy' foundations and set with Hourglass translucent setting powder, my foundation looks matte. Not setting isn't an option for me. Enter DB Hydrating Luminous Foundation. This has a really dewy finish, and still looks dewy after I set it. If I'm wearing this for a long day, I usually just dust a little powder on my t-...
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  56. Feels soo nice on the skin


    This foundation feels really nice on my skin! I have sensitive and super dry skin but this foundation feels super hydrating and doesn't stick to my dry patches! The finish is also super dewy, which looks gorgeous for events! I wouldn't use it for a day-to-day purpose as it is a pretty full-coverage foundation but it's such a great product that I'll definitely will be getting it again
  57. Can make you oily


    I love the way this foundation looks on my skin initially but if you have a combination skin like me it can get really oily throughout the day. If someone with my skin type wants to try this I would suggest using it with an oil controlling primer and mattifying it with a translucent powder all over.
  58. Perfect Everyday Foundation


    I love this foundation for everyday wear! For the low price, this foundation does everything it says. Great medium coverage with a subtle dewy finish that doesn't leave me feeling oily. The colour is great and it lasts me all day.
  59. Beautiful finish, feels like skincare

    Chloe Rose

    I really rate this foundation. It's a true medium coverage, and has a really beautiful dewy finish. I hate foundation that I can feel on top my skin - this is a dream, it feels like skincare. I set my t-zone with translucent powder so I can maintain the dewy look on the high points of my face.
  60. Liked, not loved


    It was decent but I did find when I first started using it I had big breakouts.
  61. Disappointed


    I bought this in ‘porcelain ivory’. I’m disappointed because the colour goes ‘ashy’ on, and formula clings to dry patches. Wouldn’t repurchase
  62. Good shade for my skin


    I wear the ivory and find it blends well with my skin, I also have dry patches and this doesn’t exacerbate them. Not as long wearing as others but still good.
  63. Great savey


    This is hands down the best foundation I’ve ever got. I can wear this all day long without an oily tzone
  64. Holy grail


    This is my all time favourite foundation. It’s super buildable and it lasts all day. It’s nice and dewy which I love but still has fantastic coverage.
    I used to wear Nars sheer glow but this is my new go-to
  65. Absolutely Perfect!


    After reading reviews and chatting to staff I decided to order this foundation. And WOW!!! It's amazing for my mature and very dry complexion! Very reasonably priced and would definitely recommend! Also extremely fast postage! Many thanks I am one VERY satisfied customer!
  66. Amazing for cold weather


    Great coverage and doesn’t dry out my skin. Locks in moisture during cold months!
  67. makes my skin oily


    could not find a shade that matches my skin well
    it oxidized and made my skin oily
    wouldn't buy again
  68. Excellent product


    I was really unsure about this product before I used it. I have really dry skin and like it states it hydrating and excellent value for money
  69. My new every day foundation


    After reading other glowing reviews of this product, I thought I'd try it. I am so glad I did! It's not perfect, but for anyone with dry or combination skin who wants a luminous glow, this is for you. With a sweep of powder on my T-zone, this lasts all day on my combination skin, gives it the radiant finish I have been looking for and doesn't break the bank. Win!
  70. Nice and dewy look


    Love the look of this foundation. Leaves a glowing, dewy finish. Perfect for summer.
  71. Perfect for dry and sensitive skin


    I have really dry and sensitive eyes and generally my foundation breaks and cracks under my eyes, but this foundation is great. Doesn’t crack under my eyes, makes my skin look so hydrated and dewy and just the perfect amount of coverage I’d you’re into a medium coverage.
  72. beautiful finish


    I brought this because I've been dying to try a dewy foundation, I read all the reviews and decided to give it a try. I 100% was shocked with how much I enjoyed it, it sits beautifully on the skin. And gives you a perfect glowing complexion would definitely recommend.
  73. Good foundation not for everyone


    A nice, fairly lightweight foundation. I really liked the finish on this foundation and the fact that it was quite sheer, but i didn't find it particularly buildable and found that some of the active ingredients in it clogged my sensitive skin.
  74. Amazing!


    It gives me a great glowing look. Good coverage. Nice shade

  75. Really good!


    I reach for this a lot. I really like the price for how awesome it is! Great product and would definitely recommend!
  76. My new favourite foundation


    I'm someone who changes foundations as quickly as the weather. I have never found one that I really like so I just keep trying new ones. This was the first foundation that I will continue to go back and buy for many reasons. It is so dewy and moisturizing and leaves a nice satin feel on the skin. It has buildable coverage and you can achieve natural day time make up but can build to a greater cove...
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  77. My new go to foundation


    After reading some of the great reviews for this foundation I decided to give it a go and it did not disappoint! It is dewy and moisturizing with a great level of cover. Amazing for the price!
  78. Great dewy foundation


    Great foundation better than some high end ones. Stays well and has good coverage. My skin gets a bit oily so I need a good primer with it.but it has a lovely finish
  79. Yes


    This is great for weekend minimal make up day.
  80. Great price for a great product


    If you are looking at a cheaper alternative to high end foundations, then this is the product for you! I use Estee Lauder Double Wear when I go out at night and need my makeup to really last and I use the DB Hydrating Luminious Foundation every day to work. The colour is pretty much identical to Double Weat and it goes on really smoothly. I would recommend using a primer and setting spray if possi...
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  81. About time!


    I bought this thinking it was going to be just 'fine', the price was extremely reasonable and all the reviews looked too good to be true- but I'm so so so glad it lived up to the hype!
    This is definitely a dry skin girls dream- I've been waiting for a well priced foundation that wont dry and look flakey on my skin and I love this foundation. I will say, you do need to blend this into the sk...
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  82. Love this!


    I absolutely love this. It's illuminating, hydrating and provides good coverage. I have combo/oily skin and while I still have to apply powder around the 3pm mark, I also have to do that with my other more expensive foundations. I think this is a great dupe at a good price point!
  83. Highly recommend for dry or dehydrated skin


    I have dry and dehydrated skin and was looking for a dewy medium coverage foundation which would last all day in my office job for less than than the $79 I was currently paying.

    I can not rave about this foundation enough!
    Pale enough to fit my NC10 skin with the True Ivory shade.
    Didn't settle into fine lines or dry skin patches (miracle!)
    Applied quickly and evenl...
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  84. Excellent foundation


    I am 64 and searched for years to find a foundation that accommodate my dry, very fair skin, and gave me medium coverage. I have probably tried about 50 foundations from cheaper brands to very high end. My search has finally ended with this DB Hydrating Luminous Foundation! It applies beautifully to my very skin and has a lovely natural and slightly luminous finish. The lighter colours are beautif...
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  85. Best for dry skin


    Shade range is quite poor. Consistency of the foundation itself is a bit runny and spreadable. I think it might be more suited to dry skin, because my skin was very oily by the end of a day wearing this foundation.
  86. Amazing! But not for my skin!


    This foundation is amazing! Except it’s wrong for my skin type, I have oily/shiny skin and with the illumination it’s just too shiny for my liking. Shade range is really good too!
  87. Great hydrating foundation for forty plus skin


    This along with the Ordinary foundation serum and Makeup Revolution foundation drops is my favourite drugstore foundation. It goes on so smooth and blends so easily, blurs pores and gives an overall glow.
    It doesn’t set much though so you need to be ok with the dewy feel to the touch but this is pretty common with foundations of its kind.

    I have dry combo skin and am about a N...
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  88. Transfers too much


    So I bought this product after reading all the amazing reviews. I would say I have combination skin prehaps on the more oily side so I usually wouldn’t by products labelled “hydrating”, it’s a great price point, and when first applies the coverage covered imperfections well but I found later in the day this foundation does transfer and move around a bit. I wouldn’t re purchase!
  89. Surprisingly very impressed


    My skin is combination, usually more to the dry side. I was so surprised with this foundation. The colour match was perfect and didn't oxidise throughout the day. The coverage I would say is medium but very build-able. Works well with beauty blender or brush
  90. Perfect Foundation


    At this price you really can't go wrong, but it delivers too! It is easy to build coverage for your preference also. I love this foundation.
  91. Love it


    I absolutely love this foundation, I literally can't live without it! I use it on a daily bases and it honestly gives me the best coverage! So affordable and such good quality that I cannot get over!
  92. So good


    This foundation is so good for the price. I absolutely love it!
  93. Wow!


    I'm seriously in awe of this foundation. After reading all of the glowing reviews, I had high expectations, and these expectations were definitely met! Firstly, it glides onto your skin so easily. I just apply it with my fingers and it blends in perfectly. Secondly, it really does give your skin a glow and keeps your skin moisturised. This has become my go-to foundation. Love love love!
  94. Favourite foundation under $20


    This is a great foundation, I have super dry skin and my face loves this. Feels like nothing on the skin. When I first got it I was applying it with a foundation brush, but I realised it definitely better when applied with a Beauty Blender. Definitely recommend if you're looking for something affordable.
  95. Fab!


    My skin’s quite dry, I love this! Feels really nice, coverage is buildable and it last. don’t know how it’d go on oily skin. For mine, it’s glorious! Similar to sheer glow
  96. Great Coverage and All Round Foundation!


    I was very impressed with the coverage of this foundation. I have combination skin and i find it doesn't make my skin too oily, and doesn't cling to dry patches. The formula is really nice and easy to apply and the shade range is great!
  97. My new HG foundation!!! DUPE for Nars sheer glow foundation


    Skin type: 40yr old. Oily T zone, but also dehydrated.

    I've tried many foundations over the years (high end to budget) but always kept going back to 'Nars Sheer glow' because it made my dehydrated/enlgarged pores/hormonal acne prone skin look radiant but never oily. I'd tried matte foundations but they always find they look cakey and gross on me.

    I decided to try 'de...
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  98. Almost holy grail status


    I can’t quite believe how good this is for the price. It goes on like a dream - it’s fairly runny, so it’s easy to apply but has a good medium buildable coverage. The luminousity isn’t greasy, just glowy. It blurs my pores and doesn’t look dry anywhere.

    It’s almost as good as the Revolution Pro foundation drops which IMO are better again. I’ve used just about every high and low end l...
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  99. Great value + does wonders for dry skin!


    Love this foundation so much - I tend to get very dry skin and struggle to find something that doesn't go flaky or patchy.

    It can feel a little oily at first, but once it absorbs a bit it feels really nice on my skin. Great coverage and has a really nice glow / dewy finish.
  100. A gorgeous glow


    I've been pairing this foundation with The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer and a Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray with fantastic results. Although it's not advertised as a long-wear foundation I can make it last all day with the right companion products. It has a beautiful finish and doesn't look cakey. I have an oily T-zone but a little dusting of powder helps to set the foundation. Gr...
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