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My List of Best Foundations for Dry Skin (Top 5)

Updated on July 12, 2012

There are usually two types of foundations available in the markets, powder foundation and liquid foundation. However, the best foundation for dry skin is the liquid (fluid) or cream foundation. Although some powder foundations shows some positive hydrating effects on dry skin, but it is better to use liquid foundations if your skin type is dry, as the liquid foundations are chiefly designed for dry skin.

Meanwhile, it is wise to select your foundation keeping your skin type in mind. And for dry skin, liquid foundation is what you should choose. The hydrating property of liquid foundation helps the dry skin to look healthier and hydrated, whereas powder foundations suck the moisture of your face.

Here are 5 most popular and effective foundations for dry skin.

1. Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation

This has become popular to people with dry skin for its performance on dry skin. Though it looks heavy in the jar, but it becomes lighter and hydrated as it is applied on the face. Moreover it builds a radiant and smooth finish that hides your facial lines and wrinkles. You can find a wide range of colors suiting different skins. It never looks dry and traps the moisture of the skin by not allowing the makeup to suck moisture from skin. The most adorable feature of Laura Mercier is ease of building and application.

2. Mac Mineralize Satin Foundation

This fluid foundation is suitable for all type of skin. It contains Vitamin A, C and E that helps to improve the condition of the skin. It is easy to apply with either fingers or brush. It also works well as a sun-block as it contains a SPF (Ability of protecting harsh sunlight) value of 15. It leaves a luminous satin finish that instantly improves the skin complexion. It makes the skin radiant, healthy and energetic.

3. Revlon Colorstay with Softflex

The most impressive feature of Revlon Colorstay is its lightweight comfort. You shall feel like you are not wearing any makeup with it. Revlon Colorstay is available for both dry and oily skin. ‘Revelon Colorstay for Normal/Dry skin’ is completely formulated for dry skin type only. Its moisture balance formula gives your fresh and flawless look for up to 24 hours. In addition this creamy solution is oil-free. It can be used to apply medium to full coverage with SPF 15 protection.

4. Chanel mat Lumiere

This taint fluid foundation is mostly preferred by the celebrities while waling over the red carpet. The matt finish of the Chanel Mat Lumiere gives a natural and photographic look. That is why celebrities prefer it on the stage. Its long lasting feature makes you fresh looking for more than 12 hours. This is oil-free hence perfect for dry skin. This foundation for dry skin is available in wide range of shades.

5. Clinique Supermoisture Foundation

This is specially formulated for dry skin with built in moisturizer with a thicker texture. The dewy glow gives you a moistening and fresh look for 12 hours or even more. The ultra creamy and lightweight blend of Clinique Foundation flows inside the skin and improves the moisture condition of the skin giving a dewy look. Skin becomes radiant and soft and the effect last for all day long.

Our skin changes with time. So what seems perfect today, may not suit your skin some days later. That’s why it is wise to change your foundation according to the changes. Choose the best foundation for dry skin to keep your skin healthy. In this case, top brand products are a better choice than local ones.


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