6 Best Foundations for Dry Skin

Are you looking for a foundation which doesn’t cause dryness or create flaky patches? DESIblitz presents 6 best selling foundations for dry skin.

6 Best Foundations for Dry Skin

"Moisturising, long-wearing formula glides onto face and body providing stay-true colour."

Is your skin on the drier side? Are you prone to breakouts, dullness and flaking?

Well, using foundations for dry skin will work miracles for your dehydrated texture. And, choosing the right one for your skin type can make a world of difference.

DESIblitz has rounded up 6 hydrating foundations for dry skin, which will give an impressively radiant and dewy finish.

Without creating the cakey coverage, these selected liquids will surely battle your Winter skins!

MAC Face and Body Foundation

 Foundations for Dry Skin Feature Image

One of the favourite foundations for dry skin, the unique MAC Face and Body foundation.

This magic eraser is water based and promises to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.

MAC says that their product is:

“A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers low-to-medium buildable coverage and a natural satin finish.

“The moisturising, long-wearing formula glides onto face and body providing stay-true colour.”

As a result, it provides a dewy look, which is flattering on dry skins.

Build up the coverage, or keep it simple with one layer. Either way, it won’t appear cakey or cling into fine lines.

It has a thin and watery texture and leaves the skin with a sheer finish.

All in all, it enhances your features, creating a smooth and even canvas on your face.

Visit MAC and pick your perfect 50ml shade here for £22.

Alternatively, want a foundation that lasts longer? Why not purchase a 120ml bottle instead, for £29.50 here.

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation

YSL -Foundations for Dry Skin

Another good choice for dry skin, which provides a long lasting finish with a soft flawless glow.

YSL describes their foundation as:

“Our best-selling foundation, Touche Éclat Le Teint now offers, even more, coverage and staying power while feeling weightless on skin.

“The magic light-reflecting formula, a signature element in our iconic Touche Éclat concealer pen, provides the ultimate radiance for your complexion.”

With a fairly thin texture, it glides on beautifully, blending well for a healthy finish.

So, achieve a fully hydrated, flake-free skin, with this DESIblitz pick of foundations for dry skin.

And, the Touche Eclat Le Teint, is a must have if you want a radiance boost!

Shop with the official YSL beauty here, and bring the bottle of your colour home for £32.50.

Clarins True Radiance Foundation

 Foundations for Dry Skin Feature Image

DESIblitz further recommends the Clarins True Radiance foundation, as one of the top 6 foundations for dry skin.

Clarins promises to:

“Reveal the skin’s natural luminosity with the anti-pollution action of Moringa seed plant extract… [And boost] natural radiance with light-reflecting pigments.”

The foundation also offers 24-hour hydration: “It infuses the epidermis with moisture to leave it glowing with vitality.”

For the dry-skinned foundation users, True Radiance will brighten and correct the skin, giving you a smooth face.

It has moisturising properties, which will actively hydrate the skin throughout the day.

With a collection of 10 shades, comes the price of £28.

Click here to end your daily flaking battle and purchase your very own flake-free base.

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturising Foundation

 Foundations for Dry Skin Feature Image

This skin-soothing foundation is a moisturising formula.

Laura Mercier defines the product’s depths of pigments as:

“A long-wearing formula with a high pigment load that provides up to 12 hours of full coverage wear while feeling comfortable on the skin and hiding even hard-to-cover imperfections.”

With its high pigment level, Silk Crème is one of the finest camera friendly foundations for dry skin. Working well in lighting situations:

“The photo-ready, natural luminous finish is ideal for video, photography and special events,” says Laura Mercier.

Through its luminous finish, lightweight texture and moisturising ingredients, this glamorous liquid keeps dry skin satisfied.

While at the same time, it provides a soft-focus photo-ready finish.

When you make your £35 purchase here, to look instantly brighter, with no dry spots and just enough illumination. Remember, less is more with these foundations for dry skin.

Bobbi Brown Extra Tinted Moisturising Balm Foundation

 Foundations for Dry Skin Feature Image

For a more complete, natural coverage, try Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturiser balm, as one of the lighter foundations for dry skin.

In addition, this Bobbi Brown product provides an even complexion. Without making your pores feel clogged and suffocated.

With a coverage that is less intense, it has properties that lock in moisture.

Moreover, it helps create a perfect canvas for any other products to be applied on top.

When describing its texture, Bobbi Brown says:

“Water-in-oil emul­sion creates a uniquely rich and emollient balm texture that helps promote immediate and long-term moisturisation.”

Click here to grab this hydrating creation in a glass tub for £37.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Foundation Foundations for Dry Skin Feature Image

Although not a full foundation, DESIblitz selects “a multi-tasking genius,” to add to the list of best foundations for dry skin.

Accordingly, Complexion Rescue: “Combines skincare benefits and naturally radiant coverage in one,” says Bare Minerals.

Therefore, it offers a great package. Along with, thirst-quenching properties for the skin.

Bare Minerals describes their product as:

“Powerful hydration meets healthy-looking coverage. The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer…with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week.

“This is a whole new way to think about makeup,” they say.

Packed with ingredients to keep dry skin happy, the product is loaded with:

“Olive-derived squalane, marine botanicals, hydrating humectants trehalose and glycerin, and coconut-derived ingredients to replenish, hydrate, nourish and condition.

“While unique water-encapsulations give skin that instant burst of hydration. Your skin will love you for this,” describes Bare Minerals.

With a selection of 16 shades and its gel texture, this is ideal for dry skin.

Find the shade that is perfect for you here for £27.

And, what comes after your foundation is also essential.

Setting your face with powder is a vital last step, to avoid having all the moisture taken out of your skin.

So, conceal your thirsty, chalky patches with one of these six foundations for dry skin. These hydrating formulas will surely work wonders for your dull dryness.

Mariam is an English and Creative Writing undergraduate. She loves all things fashion, beauty, food and fitness. Her motto: “Don’t be the same person you were yesterday, be better.”

Images courtesy of Filmfare, MAC Cosmetics, John Lewis, YSL, Clarins Official Facebook, Sephora, Bare Minerals Official Facebook and Good HouseKeeping.

  • What's New



  • Polls

    Is Outsourcing good or bad for the UK?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Share to...