6 of the Best Foundations for Dry Skin

6 of the Best Foundations for Dry Skin

These six saviours will help your dry skin look glowy and moisturised, whatever your budget

Words Sabrina Nunez

Dewy, radiant and glowing are all words that connote a healthy complexion but for someone with dry skin, that can be difficult to achieve. Luckily, brands across the board are catering to the problems that come along with dry skin, such as peeling, patches and dehydration.

Navigating the shops for the perfect base product can be daunting, so we’ve come up with an edit of options to cover a range of finishes and suit every need. From light and barely-there, to seamless and full-coverage, below is a collection of the highest-rated products out there.

Make Up For Ever


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Created to look both flawless and natural in front of a camera, Make Up For Ever’s cult classic is a favorite because of its high coverage with a skin-like finish. With an extensive shade range, shades are suited for red and yellow-based skin tones, meaning finding the perfect shade won’t be mission impossible.

Ultra HD Fluid Foundation, £30; debenhams.com



dry skinFor instantly dewy skin, BECCA’s Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is the one to beat. The product is dispensed through a dropper, making it easy to control coverage and conserve product. The finish is extremely radiant, giving skin a wet look that can be built up by using with a damp beauty sponge, or toned down by a dusting of powder.

Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, £34; cultbeauty.co.uk


dry skinDon’t let the word ‘tint’ fool you with this product. Applying more like a foundation than a tinted moisturizer, this mousse-like product offers medium-full coverage and hydration. The smallest amount is all you need to achieve a flawless base and the hyaluronic properties help to give a glowy look to the skin while also injecting moisture.

Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, £50; spacenk.com

Urban Decay

dry skinFor a light feel and buildable coverage, this offering from Urban Decay is perfect for the warmer months when you want radiance without feeling like you’re wearing a tonne of product. This one does as the name says and leaves an extremely natural finish that allows the skin to shine through. A dab of this and a slick of lip balm are all you need for a day in the sun.

Naked Skin, £28.50; urbandecay.co.uk

The Body Shop

dry skinComing in at a bargain, this foundation from the Body Shop ticks all the boxes. The product goes on well, gliding over dry patches without emphasizing them. The formula is moisturizing and lightweight while providing medium-full coverage. The best part is that it’s also cruelty-free.

Moisture Foundation, £15; thebodyshop.com

By Terry

dry skinA truly luxurious base, ByTerry’s Terrybly Densiliss is hydration in a bottle. The effects of this product leave the skin looking plump, youthful and healthy as it combines a fluid foundation with wrinkle control serum. Tackling both skincare and makeup, this product helps to even the skin and make it better over time.

Terrybly Densiliss, £78.50; spacenk.com

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