Finding a good foundation for dry skin can be a bit tricky. You’re leery of matte foundations because they can be drying and make you look casket sharp. Full coverage foundations can be iffy too. They often get cakey and leave you looking like Jim Carey in the Mask. Minus the green, of course!
So which foundations are suitable for dry skin?
Quite a few! There are many foundations that slay at making dry skin look smooth and flawless. Of course, it doesn’t always seem that way when so many brands are catering to the full coverage, matte look. But I’m here to guide you in the right direction with some pretty fantastic foundations that work wonders for dry skin!
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation ($14)
The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is a matte foundation you can pull off with dry skin! The NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is a concentrated formula with a natural, velvet matte finish. It’s an extremely versatile foundation that can be worn alone or mixed with other products for sheer to maximum coverage. Which is exactly why it works so well for dry skin! You can literally control every aspect of the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation. The formula is easily sheered out for light to medium coverage with just 1-3 drops. Or, you can go full on glam with 4 or more drops. If you have dry skin, you can mix the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation into your favorite moisturizer, facial oil or hydrating primer. The result? A smooth, flawless complexion that lasts all day! You can find the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation at your local Ulta or Target!
Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation ($39)
Dry skin needs lots of moisture and extra pampering! That’s why I keep a good moisturizing foundation in my arsenal for my extra dry days. One of my favorites is the Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation. The hydrating formula is designed to help dry skin get solid coverage without the cakey mask face. The Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation is packed with hyaluronic acid so it leaves skin hydrated, plump and radiant. Thanks to the lightweight yet creamy gel texture, the Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation smooths over dry spots without falling into the cracks (aka pesky fine lines) or feeling too heavy. You can find the Tarte Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation exclusively at Ulta or online at Tarte.
Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation On-the-Go ($16)
There’s only one thing dry skin needs more than moisture: radiance. Dry skin often looks dull, flat and sometimes lifeless. That certainly isn’t the case with the new Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation! The Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation is a lightweight hydrating formula with a dewy, radiant finish and light to medium coverage. I totally see why so many people love this foundation! The Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation truly feels like a drink of water for dry skin. Plus, it comes with a killer luminous glow that really does make dry skin look fresh faced and healthy. You can find the Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation at your local drugstore, Target, Wal-Mart or Ulta.
L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation ($13)
A full coverage foundation isn’t always ideal in the summer heat. But the L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation gets the job done! The new L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation is a full coverage formula with a whipped gel formula that’s lightweight and breathable. The L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation is one of the few full coverage matte foundations that I can pull off without fail. The formula isn’t too drying so it does’t look cakey or heavy. However, it’s still not very hydrating. That turns out to be a good thing for summer, though! The slightly dry, matte formula adheres to skin well without much movement. In turn, it holds up incredibly well in hot weather! You can find the L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation at your local drugstore, Target, Wal-Mart and Ulta.