Having dry skin or dry patches can be extremely uncomfortable. Your skin can start feeling scratchy and itchy when you least expect it and it’s because of the lack of moisture and hydration. The cold weather is especially problematic and even the best of creams and serums can sometimes fall short.
When it comes to applying makeup on dry skin, we are often on the lookout for products that do not look flaky and instead, moisturize our skin well. Most importantly, the foundation should be one that is suited for your skin type. Fortunately, there are a plethora of foundations for dry skin for you to choose from. However, steer clear of matte finish foundations and opt for one that is specially formulated for dry skin.
Check out our curated list of foundations which are a perfect match for your dry skin:
If you are looking for a foundation that does a great job of covering your blemishes while keeping your skin hydrated, then you’re going to love MyGlamm’s Total Makeover 5 in 1 FF Cream. FF stands for Flawless Face and the compact palette comes with a primer, concealer, foundation, compact and two colour correctors. Literally everything you need for the perfect makeup look! It also has SPF 30 and tropical oils that hydrate your skin while making it look stunning.
Argan oil is one of the best-kept beauty secrets of Morocco and is known for its super hydrating and nourishing properties. This age-old ingredient is a boon for people with dry skin and now you can reap its benefit in your go-to foundation.
Just use a few drops of the foundation on your skin and dab it using a makeup tool for the luminous finish of your dreams. You do not even need to apply a facial oil or a hydration serum to ensure that your skin doesn’t feel flaky after its application.
One of the OG M.A.C foundations, this super lightweight foundation is for everyone who has dry skin! All it takes are a few drops on your beauty blender and you can dab it to perfection. The formula is very light, yey hydrating on the skin and is also loaded with SPF 30. It is a perfect choice of foundation to wear every day as it feels like second skin and leaves behind a lovely, luminous glow.
We know how annoying it can get when you spend a bomb on a makeup product and it does a really bad job! But not this one! Clinique’s Even Better Refresh Foundation is for everyone who is looking for that perfect foundation that they can wear for longer durations, despite having the driest skin.
It has hyaluronic acid, potent peptides and even salicylic acid so that it not only looks fab on your skin but also nourishes it. Get your hands on this one today to know all about its well-deserved hype.
One of the most popular foundations on this planet, MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD foundation is just iconic. You can find this one in almost every makeup maven’s collection and even James Charles is a huge fan of this one!
Loaded with hydrating skincare benefits such as hyaluronic acid, this feels like a dream to work with. It leaves a beautiful, natural finish behind and blurs out spots and blemishes for that flawless finish.
Does this foundation even need an introduction? One of the best drugstore foundations for dry skin, L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation is a must-have if you want your money’s worth!
It’s a long-lasting, lightweight, waterproof and sweat-resistant foundation that provides medium to full coverage. It not only allows the skin to breathe but the oils present in it help hydrate dry skin.
If you’re looking for a foundation that not only is a perfect match with your dry skin but also has anti-ageing properties, you need to get your hands on this one.
FACES CANADA’s Ultime Pro Second Skin has a unique, anti-ageing serum that provides seamless coverage, relieves you of dry skin and makes your skin visibly smoother, youthful and brighter looking. It is super lightweight on the skin, provides an adjustable finish and the serum in the foundation ensures that it keeps the dryness at bay.
A foundation that makes you feel as if you were *Born This Way*? Hell yes! Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation is one of the best foundations that money can buy. It’s a full coverage foundation that hydrates and conceals. It’s infused with the miraculous benefits of coconut water and hyaluronic acid that not only hydrate parched skin but also aid in delicately replenishing the skin’s moisture levels and gives a smoother, youthful appearance.
If you’re looking for a foundation that adds a natural glow to your complexion without looking oily, you need this foundation by Shiseido! Its hydrating formula leaves the skin feeling dewy without looking too shiny on the surface. It also has an advanced Sensing Technology which synchronizes with the skin’s moisture levels and keeps it hydrated for longer hours. Just one application and your skin look luminous and radiant.
Loaded with skincare benefits of hyaluronic acid, Smashbox’s Studio Skin foundation is perfect for those with super dry skin. With over 40 shades to choose from (Yass, inclusive shade range!), it’s easy, oil-free formula sits beautifully on the skin without feeling tacky or heavy. Just a few pumps on your beauty sponge are all you need. The formula provides hydration without clogging your pores. Trust us, you’re going to love how well it blends with your skin!
If you want a foundation that’s versatile, long-lasting, demi-matte, super creamy and is a boon for people with dry skin, Makeup Revolution’s Conceal and Define Foundation ticks all the right boxes. Unlike all the other contenders, this one comes with a doe-foot applicator and the formula won’t settle into your fine lines nor cling to those dry patches of yours.
PS: Have you found your perfect match yet?
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