The Best Foundations For Dry Skin

Want a flawless finish without drying out your skin? Here are some of the best foundations for dry skin.

Beauty Blender – Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation

Normally the words ‘full coverage’ send those with dry skin running for the hills but thanks to a host of skin plumping ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid and white birch extract, skin is left hydrated all day. Moisture inducing formula aside, this is one of the best budge-proof, second-skin finish foundations you can find – a must buy for any skin type.

Tarte Babassu Babassu Foundcealer™ Multi-Tasking Foundation SPF 20

The true beauty of this product lies in the name; it’s a foundation that is so good it can also double as a concealer. Ideal for dry skin thanks to nourishing superbalm babassu, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, skin is hydrated and plumped all day long. The SPF20 makes it ideal for stepping out in sunnier days too.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

When the doyenne of make-up announced this foundation it garnered a waiting list of over 50,000 people. So what makes it so impressive? Well, made for all skin types but ideal for those erring on the dry side, mushroom extracts firm the skin and tighten pesky pores while Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Filling Spheres plump and hydrate the skin while minimizing the look of fine lines.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

One of our ‘hall of fame’ foundations, this really can do it all. Easily buildable for medium to full coverage, it leaves a lovely silky finish to the skin. This is in part due to the glycerin and Vitamin C to boost hydration and reduce discoloration and the antioxidants to prevent damage and further aging to the skin. It’s literally magic in a bottle.

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

Sure, it’s expensive but if you are looking for a sure fire foundation that will 100% not dry your skin out and still give you a perfect finish, then this is it. Infused with the brands patented Miracle Broth, the blendable formula leaves a dewy, natural finish.

Urban Decay Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation

There isn’t much that make-up maestros, Urban Decay, can do wrong in our beauty book, and this foundation pretty much proves why. Lightweight and non-sticky, the unique formula doesn’t budge or sweat off, no matter what you throw at your day and dry skin beauty lovers can relax as thanks to moringa seed oil, skin is kept hydrated and protected all day long. What’s more, the foundation comes with a charcoal-infused sponge so you detoxify and perfect your skin each time you use it – brilliant.

BECCA Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation

Last, but most certainly not least, is this beauty from BECCA. Loved by beauty bloggers including Desi Perkins, it gives you a weightless medium to full coverage with a natural, velvety finish. Onto the ingredients, there’s Sodium Hyaluronate, Bitter Ginger, Cold Pressed Avocado and Melon Blend as well as BECCA’s Glow Nectar Brightening Complex, all of which will moisturize skin immediately and continue to moisturize throughout the day. This handy little formula also manages to blur pores and cover imperfections but don’t just take our word for it – this is one you have to try.


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Poppy covers a wide range of topics at Billionaire, having spent the past 13 years at companies including Singapore Tatler, Her World Plus and Harpers Bazaar UK. She has a passion for fashion, jewellery and travel as well as an avaricious fascination with crime novels. Follow her at poppypskinner on Instagram.

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