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Best Foundations for Dry Skin

1. Laura Geller Cover Lock Cream Foundation (Porcelain) – Not only does this foundation smooth over dry skin very well, covers everything on your face, but the fairest shade they make is actually really pale. What I really struggle with in finding the perfect foundation is not only for my skin type, but also shade matching my super pale complexion. So if I really like a foundation but the shade is too dark, I will mix this in with it. Definitely try it out if you’re on the more pale side! I will say this foundation is a little thick, as it is a cream, but if you love a full coverage foundation and don’t mind that, give it a go!

2. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation (Classic Ivory) – This is my favorite drugstore foundation for dry skin. It is super affordable and I can surprisingly wear the lightest shade they make. It is a more thin consistency and I would say more medium coverage, but it is beautiful and works for us dry skin girls.

3. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream (Fair) – My only complaint is that the fairest shade is not even close to a good shade match for me. I have to mix this foundation to wear it, even during the summer. With that being said, it’s great for dry skin. It is luminous and has great skin care ingredients in it! 

4. Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation (LC1) – Again, the lightest shade isn’t fair enough, but the foundation is amazing. I find it’s light coverage but it looks great on dry skin and I would rather have light coverage and healthy looking skin than a full coverage foundation exaggerating every dry patch on your face and making you look a decade older. It has a satin finish and I find it looks really beautiful on the skin. 

5. Wet n Wild MegaCusion Foundation (Light Ivory) – Typically I love cushion foundations, and this is no exception. What I dislike is how quickly I find they run out! A little trick is to keep flipping the cushion inside the pan over and you will have more product. This is definitely a luminous foundation with a lighter to medium coverage. I really like this for days when I just want a little evening out on my face and don’t want to wear a whole lot of makeup!

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6 Comments

  • Reply lisa

    These sound like great choices for foundation! I don’t have dry skin, but I will keep this list in mind if I ever do!

    December 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Melisa from Crushing Motherhoood

    I have dry skin so this is a perfect list for me. Thank you!

    December 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Calista

      Awesome! If you have any recommendations yourself, please send them my way!

      December 18, 2018 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply monica

    You mention a couple that I would like to try!! I am always hesitant when buying makeup or beauty products and it always helps when someone gives a review on them. Thanks!

    December 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply STEPHANIE

    These sound like great choices for foundation – I feel like I am always looking for a good one and struggle finding the right match – I’ll have to try one of these!

    December 18, 2018 at 5:01 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    This is a great foundation round up. I have dry skin, and aloe budget, so I would love the L’Oreal or wet and wild!

    December 19, 2018 at 8:27 pm
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