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Best foundations for dry skin

Best foundations for dry skin
Team LF
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If you have dehydrated skin, finding a foundation that won't accentuate dry patches can be hard. We are delving into some of the best foundations for dry skin with the most hydrating formulas that will work with your skincare to help replenish moisture levels whilst offering flawless coverage.

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  • 1.Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

    Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

    Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

    4.61 Stars 617 Reviews
    £35.60
    A cult favourite for it's radiance-boosting benefits, the Gorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation helps to add a natural luminosity to the skin whilst covering with a sheer and even veil of pigment. The award-winning foundation is infused with gylcerin, a humectant that helps to retain moisture levels in the skin, providing all day hydration whilst adding a flawless glow. Perfect for: All skin types Why we love it: Adds radiance and offers buildable coverage
  • 2.Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

    Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

    Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

    4.5 Stars 22 Reviews
    £48.00
    This super dewy foundation from Bobbi Brown is perfect for dehydrated skin types as it has the fluidity of a serum, which sinks it to provide immediate coverage without highlighting dry skin patches. Packed with a blend of nourishing botanicals like lychee, cordyceps mushrooms and bamboo grass, the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation keeps the skin moisturised throughout the day so it never creases or highlights any dry or flaky areas. With an SPF 40 and lightweight sun filters, it helps to shield the skin against environmental aggressors for a naturally healthy and radiant complexion. Perfect for: Skin prone to flakiness Why we love it: It's an all rounder giving coverage while it hydrates and protects
  • 3.The Ordinary Serum Foundation

    The Ordinary Serum Foundation

    The Ordinary Serum Foundation

    4.2 Stars 183 Reviews
    £6.40
    Raved about by beauty bloggers and editors, The Ordinary's Serum Foundation might be one of the cheapest on the market, but it packs a punch when it comes to quality. Both vegan-friendly and crulety-free, the formula has a medium coverage, which can be built-up without ever looking cakey or heavy on the skin. It has a lightweight and natural satin finish, but certain shades also have an additional S or G next to them which indicates they have metallic particles in them for a luminous and radiant finish. This foundation has a seriously fluid texture so we recommend applying with a flat foundation brush as it won't soak up as much of the product as a normal buffing brush. Work quickly into the skin to avoid streaking. Perfect for: Medium coverage while feeling lightweight Why we love it: Affordable and effective
  • 4.L'Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation with SPF and Hyaluronic Acid

    L'Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation with SPF and Hyaluronic Acid

    L'Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation with SPF and Hyaluronic Acid

    4.43 Stars 131 Reviews
    £9.99
    Formulated with hyaluronic acid, an ultra-hydrating ingredient that holds up to 1000x its weight in water, the L'Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation with SPF and Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for both dry and sensitive skin types. The lightweight foundation blends into the natural skin tone effortlessly, moisturising and guarding against any creasing or caking. Enriched with glycerin, aloe vera, B2, B5 and SPF17, the powerhouse blend of hydrators and antioxidants keeps the skin supported and nourished, promoting overall health and a natural glow. Perfect for: Sensitive skin Why we love it: Feels comfortable and lightweight on the skin
  • 5.Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45

    Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45

    Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45

    4.62 Stars 152 Reviews
    £38.00
    Free from any drying alcohol or mineral oil, the Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF45 is a dermatologist-approved foundation designed specifically for dry skin in need of a moisture boost. The breathable foundation contains an ion-charged water complex and soothing probiotics that help to maintain healthy moisture levels and keep the skin balanced for comfortable wear all day. Buildable and non-comedogenic, the foundation adds a luminosity to the skin, helping to even out the tone and texture. Perfect for: Dry and blemish-prone skin Why we love it: Feels soothing on the skin and adds luminosity
  • 6.Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation

    Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation

    Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation

    4.5 Stars 12 Reviews
    £40.00
    Delivering up to 8 hours of hydration on the skin, the Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Foundation is one of the best foundations we have tried to combat dehydrated complexions. Dermatologically-tested and non-comedogenic, the foundation won't block pores or cause breakouts, making it great for anyone with combination skin. It's enriched with argan oil, yuzu seed and antioxidant-rich wild thyme extract to nourish the skin as it covers, revealing a naturally dewy and luminous complexion. Perfect for: Combination skin Why we love it: Won't clog pores leading to breakouts
  • 7.MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation with SPF 30

    MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation with SPF 30

    MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation with SPF 30

    4.29 Stars 14 Reviews
    £19.20
    With an incredible range of shades, and both oil and fragrance-free, this is one of the most versatile foundations for dry skin we have tried. MAC's Studio Waterweight Foundation delivers sheer to medium coverage which can be built-up for a more flawless finish. Infused with the brands unique Moisture-Fusion Complex, the foundation provides long-lasting hydration throughout the day without becoming cakey or looking shiny. Additionally, it also has an SPF of 30, which helps to shield against damaging UV rays and external aggressors. Perfect for: Sun protection Why we love it: Buildable long-lasting coverage
  • 8.NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

    NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

    NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++

    4.72 Stars 294 Reviews
    £34.00
    The NARS Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30/PA+++ is a true cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants, blended with botanicals, kopara and mineral-rich seawater to revive, soften and brighten the complexion. Helping to correct the skin's tone whilst boosting moisture levels, the oil-free formula is a lightweight veil of coverage that also protects against sun damage. Perfect for: Uneven skin tones Why we love it: Brightens dull complexions
  • 9.Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator

    Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator

    Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator

    4.43 Stars 28 Reviews
    £23.20
    Suitable for vegans, the Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac Tinted Glow Hydrator helps to quench dry, dehydrated skin whilst adding a dewy, even finish. Staying in place for 24 hours, the blend of kombucha filtrate and marula oil help to nourish the skin, keeping it naturally healthy-looking and adding a boost of medium coverage, minimising the look of pores and blemishes. Perfect for: Dehydrated skin Why we love it: It offers long-lasting coverage and hydration
  • 10.Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint Moisturising Foundation

    Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint Moisturising Foundation

    Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint Moisturising Foundation

    4.25 Stars 12 Reviews
    £9.49
    Fragrance-free, the Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint Foundation creates a smooth, flawless finish, blurring the look of imperfections. A buildable blend of vitamins E, B5 and aloe vera, the foundation is intensely moisturising for the skin, resulting in a dewy, hydrated-looking finish. Formulated with 77% natural ingredients, the foundation is suitable for sensitive skin types and vegans. Perfect for: Dewy finish Why we love it: Fragrance-free so doesn't irritate sensitive skin

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