Best foundations for dry skin

As the weather starts getting colder, biting winds and blasting heating can cause even the least tempermental complexions to feel dry, flakey and dehydrated. Allow us to introduce you to the best foundations for dry skin, aka your new beauty saviours.


1. La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation


Packed with La Mer's iconic Miracle Broth, this is a super hydrating skincare-foundation hybrid. It's full coverage too, so you don't have to compromise on flawless looking skin.


La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £90


2. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation


Blogger favourite Sheer Glow will give dull complexions a serious dose of radiance. It has a natural, buildable coverage and is water-based, which means no clinging to dry patches.


NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, £33


3. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation


Who wouldn't want all of the benefits of a hydrating serum with the coverage of a classic Bobbi Brown foundation? This is also formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts for a firmer, more lifted complexion.


Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, £48


4. Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation

Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation


Perfect for mature skin, this foundation is everything you'd expect from a French skincare brand. It contains key anti-ageing ingredients such as Persian Acacia extract to promote cellular production and keep your skin looking luminous through winter.


Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation, £104.50


5. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue


New on the beauty scene, this sheer foundation is designed to combat even the most dehydrated complexions. Formulated with glycerin and trehalose, it's nourishing, weightless and natural, with added SPF to protect from any winter rays.


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue, £28


6. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation


This full-coverage foundation lives up to its name as it nourishes while covering any discoloration or imperfections. It uses antioxidants to rejuvenate your skin from within, even on the dullest of winter days.


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £32


7. The Ordinary Serum Foundation

The Ordinary Serum Foundation


Remember the foundation with the 25,000 person waiting list? This is it. Affordable skincare brand The Ordinary branched out to foundations last year, and they're a dream. This is lightweight and best suited to dry skin.


The Ordinary Serum Foundation, £6


8. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum

Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum


This silky tinted serum has a formula that dry skin will drink up. It's glowy and ultra-light to give a natural-looking 'your skin but better' appearance.


Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum, £35