Combining dry skin with makeup can sometimes lead to disaster. Sometimes it doesn’t work. Foundation is the foundation of all makeup. Most people don’t feel complete without it. It can be difficult for people with dry skin. Dry skin can feel tight due to foundation. This can cause peeling, piling, and balling. Then comes the need to add more foundation.
Foundations can be used to moisturize and protect dry skin. Look out for foundations that are hydrating heavyweights such as vitamin E and hyaluronic acids to help you retain moisture while still leaving your skin glowing.
The cardinal rule of skincare is to begin with good foundation. For best results, I recommend using a moisture rich serum with ingredients such as squalane. Then, use a primer and moisturiser to finish the process.
Use a sponge or stippling brush to smoothen the skin. Be careful not to drag it across your skin as this could cause irritation.
- Kevyn Acoin, The Sensual skin Enhancer
This creamy skin enhancer is lightweight and rich in honey and jojoba oils for ultimate nourishment. It is lightweight and has a buildable layer of coverage. However, it allows your skin’s natural beauty to shine through so that it doesn’t appear cakey. You only need a small amount. For best results, rub the cream into your skin with your fingers or lightly buff it out with a stippling toothbrush.
- Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation
This foundation is amazing. I haven’t looked back since I first tried it. This foundation is perfect for those who prefer lighter coverage and more of a second-skin effect. The coverage is sheer but buildable and will stay on the skin for up to 12 hours without drying or cracking. Vita-Serum Complex, which activates the natural production of Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides, helps boost hydration.
- Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation
This foundation is the Queen of Glow, which they don’t take lightly. It’s fueled by Hyaluronic Acid, which locks in moisture even on the most dry skin types. Rose-derived ingredients are also included in the product, which is known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This one is for Queen Charlotte.
- GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Foundation
The foundation can be described as a perfect combination of foundation and skincare, with 97% ingredients coming from natural sources. The foundation provides 24 hours of hydration, which will make you look radiant all day and night. You will also see long-term results, such as improved skin moisture and reduced blemishes. A definite winner if you ask me.
- NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
This foundation is ideal for people with combination to dry skin tones. It is full of skincare benefits and features the brand’s NARS Complexion Lightening Formula, which is rich in hydration, antioxidants, and turmeric extract, to increase overall radiance. This one is easy to use: Warm it in your hands, then gently rub into your skin.
- Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
This foundation should be in your arsenal. It is oil-free, which is important for those with dry skin. Additionally, it contains coconut water which helps replenish skin’s natural moisture levels. Hyaluronic acid is also added. It also contains Alpine Rose, which reduces redness and rejuvenates the deepest layers of skin. This ensures a flawless finish with natural radiance.
- Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Even the most dry complexions will remain hydrated from dawn to dusk. The lightweight cream texture glides effortlessly across your skin and gives you a flawless coverage. Glycerine is a component of the foundation that helps keep skin hydrated throughout the day. It also contains Microfil technology, which blurs imperfections and brightens your skin.
- Saie Slip Tint
You may not have heard of Saie. However, I can tell you that this tinted moisturizer is amazing. It has hyaluronic and sunscreen 35, as well as liquorice that provides amazing brightening properties. It protects skin against sun damage and discolouration. When combined with anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera, it moisturizes and delivers antioxidants. The last but not the least, argan oil and pansy flower soothe irritation.