Foundations for Dry Skin

By Sarah-Jade Thorne

A lot of women struggle with dry skin, especially during winter time, and many ask me what foundation they should use. My advice is to get a foundation that has a dewy finish. Also, if you have extremely dry skin, avoid using powder (or foundations that dry to a powder finish) as powder will just accentuate the dryness and flakiness of your skin.

Now obviously makeup isn’t the solution to the problem of dry skin, it is just meant to help even out your skin and make it look better than bare. A good skin care routine with good quality products will help with the actual problem of dry skin. I will be putting up an article soon on skin care and recommended products, but in the meantime here are some helpful recommendations of good foundations you could use if you have dry skin.

In no particular order here are a few foundations I would recommend for dry skin:

1. MAC Mineralize Foundation

  • This foundation is a rich, luxurious compact foundation and has a very creamy application.
  • It has medium to buildable coverage. 
  • It’s ightweight and silky to apply.
  • It’s good for all skin types; particularly benefits dull and/or dry complexions.
  • It provides super-hydration and also contains  SPF 15 sun protection.




2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

  • This is a radiance-boosting fruit therapy foundation that lasts up to 16hrs.
  • It has apricot for radiance, melon for hydration, apple for antioxidant and ginger to energise the skin.
  • It has a glide on formula that blends onto the skin for a flawless, but natural finish.
  • It gives 8 hrs of moisture and lets the skin breathe.





3. Clinique Continuous Coverage

  • This foundation has a full coverage and provides long lasting camouflage.
  • The opaque formula covers flaws, birthmarks and scars.
  • It can be used as a concealer or foundation.
  • It also acts as a physical sunblock  as it contains titanium dioxide.
  • This foundation is best suited for very dry, dry and dry combination skin types.




4. Clinique Supermoisture Foundation

  • This foundation is ultra-creamy yet lightweight.
  • It intensely moisturises the skin and has a dewy finish.
  • It disguises unevenness and instantly comforts dry skin.
  • It is best suited for very dry, dry and dry combination skins
  • It provides sheer to moderate coverage.






2 Responses to Foundations for Dry Skin

  • della harford says:

    This really helped me a lot and I have written down two of these foundations to test out next time I am at a pharmacy! Thanks so much! :)

    • Sarah-Jade says:

      It’s a pleasure Della! Glad you found it helpful and I hope your foundation is working out for you. Let me know if you need any more help.

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