I am quite fortunate with my skin; I never had acne growing up, and apart from the odd spot or cold sore that comes up, my skin is pretty flawless. I do however suffer from dry skin; the cold, harsh weather makes it worse and trying to apply any makeup when my skin is like this is just a no go. Every foundation, concealer or powder put on instantly clogged up my pores and attached to my dry skin patches but after trying what feels like millions of products I’ve conducted the very best foundations for people with skin like mine!
With a dry complexion, we must be opting for a hydrating foundation. During the day, I tend to opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream as it’s a bit lighter on the skin but gives me the courage and brightness I need. I used to finish my makeup base with a powder, but this tends to stick on the dry patches and wrinkles, powders are not our friend girls! Here are my top 10 in no particular order …
1. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £27
This product is the newest addition to my makeup collection, but I fell instantly in love with it. This product is a BB, CC and tinted moisturiser all in one and leaves my face feeling so refreshed, nourished and well-conditioned.
2. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, £34
I love using a tinted moisturiser as I know for a fact my skin is hydrated and left feeling smooth and soft but I also love the hint of colour that evens and enhances my skin without hiding it. Its sheer coverage makes my face look healthy and natural. It is a bit pricey but when you find something that works for you, it’s worth it!
3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, £31
This foundation is one I reach for the most and have repurchased many a time. This foundation immaculately evens skin tone and leaves a naturally radiant finish. It makes my face softer, smoother, well-hydrated and more luminous. Ticks all the boxes for me!
4. The Body Shop Moisture Foundation, £15
I am a big fan of The Body Shop and their products but had never tried their make up before. This foundation is designed for dry-normal skin types and with no added fragrance and an SPF of 15, it delivers a healthy-looking, radiant complexion. This blends so well and is buildable depending on the coverage you desire; I love the way this leaves my face with a dewy finish.
5. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation, £29
This has a breathable formula which moisturises skin for 24 hours (hallelujah). I love this foundation as it leaves my face with a natural radiance and minimises the appearance of pores almost immediately.
6. Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Make-Up, £36
This foundation guarantees 8 hours of hydration and comfort which is great for me. This has medium coverage and leaves the skin feeling and looking well-rested with an even complexion. This is my most expensive one, and I only use it on a date night or for an event, so I don’t mind paying this much for it.
7. Clinique Supermoisture Make Up, £22.50
This is very creamy yet refreshingly light and a very good foundation for dry skin. It leaves skin looking soft and radiant all day but beware, the dewy look of this foundation is quite glittery.
8. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, £10.99
Made from a vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula, this foundation gives an even complexion and instant anti-fatigue result. This product is radiance-boosting and for the price, I LOVE IT.
9. Clarins True Radiance Foundation, £28
This has a lightweight, moisturising formula that boosts natural radiance and luminosity. With 24-hour hydration, it leaves the skin moisturised and flowing.
10. Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup, £28.50
This is more than just a foundation; it’s a foundation that fully hydrates the skin and leaves it looking bright, even-toned and dewy. A firm favourite!
I hope I have helped you out with my Top 10 foundations for dry skin! I know how hard it can be to leave the house with patches of foundation stuck to your dry face but there is an answer!! Please let me know of any other products I should try; I’d love to give them a go!