The Best Foundation For Dry Skin

Its that time of year again where my skin just goes to hell in a handbasket. I have insanely dry/ sensitive skin and anytime there is a slight weather change my skin immediately reacts to it. My skin usually has the most issues around the eyes but increasing dryness all over my face is pretty normal. With all of my skin issues I am always on the lookout for products that will help combat my dry skin and the most important product is a good foundation for dry skin.

The weather might be changing but I still like to look cute and wear makeup every day. The problem is my dry skin is very finicky with what kind of makeup that I use. I am always on the lookout for new foundations for my dry skin, I have tried at least 100 different foundations over the years. There has been a ton of trial and error but I think I finally pinpointed the best of the best.

Makeup For Dry Skin
Foundation For Dry Skin

For the most part, I only use drugstore make up, with one exception, foundation. I love drugstore products, I think there are so many great products that you can purchase at a very good price but I am always willing to spend a good bit of money on the best foundation for my skin type. Doesn’t matter if your eyeshadow and lipstick look great if your foundation is a mess then it distracts from everything else.

In the spring of this year, I started using Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and my life has been changed. I like a full coverage foundation that lasts all day long and this is the holy grail of staying power. I can’t recommend this enough, IT IS EVERYTHING!!!!!

Besides the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, there are a ton of great foundations for dry skin. Before writing this post, I tried a ton of foundations! A ton!

Best Foundations for Dry Skin

Full Coverage

Medium Coverage


Light Coverage

Most makeup tutorials recommend a setting powder post foundation but with dry skin, I prefer to use a good primer and a setting spray and skip the setting powder portion. Skipping the setting powder step allows for less caking on the skin and helps to ensure flawless foundation all day long.

Best Primers For Dry Skin

Best Setting Spray For Dry Skin

If you don’t own the up all night setting spray run fast and buy it, its everything I could hope for and more.

I am working on collecting foundation dupes for these products because I know these price points are not in everyone’s budget. Next month, I will be putting out the best dupes for Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation but I need time to test everything out so please hold on that post.

What is your favorite foundation for your skin type? Let me know in the comments below.

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