I’ve had dry skin, ever since I can remember. Truth is, having dry skin is not for the lazy. It needs tons of work in skincare and probably the most products. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable, but it can also make you feel self-conscious and eager to cover up problematic patches. As I’ve come to realize over the years, layering makeup on top of flaky or dry areas can highlight dryness rather than conceal it. Therefore, the goal for women who have dry skin is to pick a foundation that will make skin look moisturized, fresh and luminous. The best foundations for dry skin are those that have either liquid and lightweight cream formulas. Additionally, water-based and oily formulas will keep the skin hydrated so be on the lookout when looking for foundations for your skin. Here are my best foundations so far that work well with my dry skin:
Clinique Even Better Foundation
The Clinique Even Better Foundation line has three foundations that work very well on dry skin. The Even Better, Even Better Glow and Even Better Refresh foundations have been specially designed to hydrate and give a luminous and creamy finish to dry skin. And depending on the coverage you need, all these foundations provide from moderate, sheer to full coverage! Watch my full review on these foundations HERE
Nars Natural Radiant Foundation
There are many reasons why this foundation has become such a cult favourite for women with dry skin. From its hydrating effect to its antioxidant properties, Nars Natural Radiant Foundation helps to boost the skin for a healthier appearance. Best of all it gives an illuminating and dewy finish to the skin which is non-existent for most dry skins. Let’s face it, who would ever turn down the option for a glowing complexion?!
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation
After the overwhelming popularity of Fenty Beauty’s matte foundation, it was only a matter of time before the brand gave dry skin types foundation that works as well. This Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation is a sweat- and humidity-resistant formula made up of grapeseed oil and sodium hyaluronate for a second-skin-like finish that doesn’t clog pores or settle into lines. You can expect medium-to-full coverage that won’t smear or fade halfway through the day. And did I mention it comes in 50 skin-flattering shades?
MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation is designed to give dry skin a satin finish. You can wear it on a daily basis, it’s lightweight, and the finish is glowy and dewy. It lasts all day long, and gives skin a perfectly put-together look without it oxidizing or moving from place. It’s also one of the best foundations for women who are over 40 as it covers fine lines and wrinkles effectively.