With so many foundations on the market it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. As someone who has dry skin I have struggled over the years to find a foundation that doesn’t emphasise my dryness or look cakey. To save you the hassle of trying lots of different foundations, which is annoying and also expensive, I have put together a few of the best foundations for dry skin, most of which are available at the drugstore.
L’oreal Lumi Magique Foundation
Coverage: medium but buildable without looking cakey.
Finish: Dewy but a natural glow.
Price: £10.99 ($12.95) for 30ml / 1 oz
Shade range: not a great colour selection but not the worst.
Availability: widely available, boots, superdrug, some supermarkets, ulta, amazon, walgreens, cvs and lots more.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Extra note: In my opinion the best all round foundation for dry skin, perfect for everyday and for a night out. Can be a little tacky if not set
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
Price: £7.99 for 30ml / 1oz
Shade Range: 12 colours available
Availablity: widely available from boots, superdrug, sainsburys, feel unique, asda, amazon, walmart and more.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Extra Note: This foundation is a great option for everyday wear and is one of the more affordable options as its under £10. This is also the least dewy foundation out of this list. The price in dollars for this product seems to really vary so I didnt want to add an incorrect price.
MAC Face and Body Foundation
Coverage: Sheer- medium (very light-weight consistency)
Finish: Fresh and dewy
Price: £23.50 ($28) for 50ml / 1.7 oz or £29.50 ($38) for 120ml / 4.2 oz
Shade Range: its MAC so you can except there usual good shade range.
Availablity: from Mac Website or other stores that carry MAC (debenhams, selfridges and house of fraser)
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Extra Note: This foundation is perfect light weight everyday foundation, buildable without getting cakey. Quite pricey, although you do get a lot of product, especially the larger option.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
Finish: as the name would suggest a ‘healthy’ natural glow
Price: RRP £10.99 (30ml) Although feel unique are selling it for £8.75 at the time of writing.
Shade Range: very limited, only 6 shades, nothing suitable for very fair or anything darker than olive skin.
Availablity: feel unique, superdrug, boots, tesco, asos and amazon.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Extra Note: This foundation has a lovely gel finish which makes it one of the most hydrating.
Loreal Lumi Magique Cushion Foundation
Coverage: Medium but buildable
Finish: Natural Dewy (looks like your skin but better)
Price: £14.99 for 14.6 g / ml / 0.5 oz
Shade Range: 7 shades in the uk and 12 is the us
Availablity: available most places that sells loreal (boots, superdrug, some supermarkets, feel unique, ulta…)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Extra Note: I LOVE this foundation, its probably my favourite foundation ever, however unless I can buy this when its on offer, it is pricey, because you get very little product. I was not able to include it in the picture because I used mine up and have yet to repurchase another, due to the price.
REN Satin Perfection BB Cream
Finish: satin-dewy natural
Shade Range: poor, only one shade
Availablity: Feel unique, spacenk, marks and spencer, cultbeauty, sephora and a few other places.
Rating: 7 out of 10
Extra Note: this product is the most natural out of all the products i’ve mentioned. It is great if you don’t want or need much coverage but still want a little something on the skin. It would also suit more mature skin as the light weight consistency wouldn’t sink into fine lines.
My personal favourite ways to apply these foundations are either with my Real Techniques cheek brush, with a damp beauty sponge or with my hands.
Lastly here are such swatches. For colour reference my skin is about nw15/20 from MAC or the Maybelline Fit Me range in the shade 15 fair. Basically Fair.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it helped to make your choice of picking a new foundation a little easier.