10 of the best foundations for dry skin

Just like there's a moisturiser out there to suit every skin type, there's also a foundation to follow suit. Suffer with thirsty skin? Allow us to introduce you to the best foundations for dry skin, aka your new beauty saviours.

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 Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation 

La Mer Foundation

Finding a foundation that matches your skin tone exactly can be tricky, but the latest offering from Tom Ford has been created in an incredible 40-true colour shades. The formula packs Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and caffeine into a matte foundation that suits even the driest of skin. 

Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation, £66


MAC Studio Waterweight SPF30 Foundation

MAC Foundation

A long time favourite of makeup artists, this hydrating formula from MAC adds plenty of moisture to the skin without adding weight. 

MAC Studio Waterweight SPF30 Foundation, £30


La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear

La Mer Foundation

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

La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £95


NARS Sheer Glow


Industry 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, £33.50


Guerlain L'Essential

Guerlain L'Essential

Long-lasting but lightweight, full coverage but fresh, Guerlain have struck gold with their new foundation. It's nourishing on your skin and protects its natural barrier from the outside elements.

Guerlain L'Essential Foundation, £44


Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging

Sisley foundation

As you'd expect from the French skincare brand, Sisley's foundation is pure luxury. It contains key anti-ageing ingredients such as Persian Acacia extract to promote cellular production and keep your skin looking luminous all year long.

Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation, £115


Charlotte Tilbury Magic

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

This full-coverage foundation lives up to its name as it nourishes while covering any discoloration or imperfections. Key ingredients Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid spheres will rejuvenate your skin from within, even on the dullest days.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £24


Clinique Even Better Glow

Clinique Even Better Glow

Developed by dermatologists, this foundation works hard to combat dry, dehydrated skin. Formulated with Vitamins C and E, it's nourishing and brightening, with added SPF to protect from any rays.

Clinique Even Better Glow, £29


Bobbi Brown Skin Serum

Bobbi Brown

This has all of the benefits of a hydrating serum with the coverage of a classic foundation. It's formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts for a firmer, more lifted complexion.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, £35


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Urban Decay Heavy Metal

Yes technically this is a tinted moisturiser, but it's newly reformulated and a dream for dry skin. The Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser now helps to retain moisture for even longer (24 hours) while still offering beautiful coverage. A win-win.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, £35