Dry skin and a smooth and flawless foundation finish don’t often go hand in hand. We’re so used to reaching for matte formulas to fight Summer humidity at this time of the year. But what do you do when you have perennially dry skin that seizes simply at the sight of an air-con remote?
Luckily, there are plenty of nourishing foundations that are perfect for dry skin and will still stand the tests of Summer’s sweat, sand and sea. Here’s our picks…
There aren’t many foundations recommended for all skin types but this one may just fill the brief. Skin veil offers a light to medium buildable coverage with a just dewy finish that’s long-wearing and comfortable, especially on dry skin. It contains hydrating and plumping hyaluronate alongside antioxidant rich vitamin E.
Dry skin doesn’t have to do go dewy for comfortable coverage. This foundation from Westman Atelier proves you can create a soft matte finish while still nourishing the skin thanks to ingredients like squalene and berryflux vita that deeply hydrate. It’s also a dream to apply and blends easily.
As the newest foundation release from Urban Decay, the Stay Naked Hydromaniac is a god-send for dry skin. It’s a lightweight coverage with a dewy finish and most importantly, is packed with ingredients like marula oil and kombucha filtrate that hydrate, repair and protect the skin.
Bringing everything the world loved about the original Pro Filt’r foundation; a long-wearing, skin like finish that seamless and comfortable, the hydrating version comes with the added benefits of nourishing ingredients that soothe and smooth dry skin. It delivers a medium to full coverage with a semi-matte finish (and there’s 50 shades to choose from).
This Ere Perez liquid foundation gives a lightweight coverage that helps heal and hydrate while giving a natural skin-like finish. It’s loaded with oats that bring antioxidant, conditioning and anti-inflammatory properties alongside vitamin E and never looks oily or greasy on the skin.