The Quick Fix: 7 Foundations For The Driest Skin Types

Truth: not all foundations are created equal. While we’ve all been shamelessly addicted to the matte trend of late, it doesn’t do our dry wintertime skin any favors.


With the weather reaching sub-zero temperatures, our skin can feel (and look) a little dry and patchy. Although foundation usually solves our acne and hyperpigmentation issues, it can get a little tricky—especially with mattifying foundations that can make our flakes more noticeable.


But, fret not, because there are a few foundations on the market that will give you an extra bang for your buck. Instead of reaching for any old bottle, grab a formula that will help nourish your thirsty skin back to its radiant glory. Below, check out the foundations that add a little extra to our skin when it needs it the most.


Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance-Perfecting Foundation


Flawless Lumiere Radiance-Perfecting Foundation – 2W1.5 Bisque


This foundation will give our the outside-in glow your skin has been begging for. It’s formulated with antioxidant vitamin C to give your skin a naturally brighter, buoyant appearance, and also contains finely crushed pearl to give your complexion an added boost of faux radiance.


Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation


Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation


The hero ingredient in this fan-favorite foundation is hyaluronic acid, an anti-aging molecule known for holding up to ten times its weight in water. The results: ultra hydrated skin, without a flake or blemish in sight.


Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation


Light Wonder Foundation – 09 Dark


If you’re in need of some light coverage, then this foundation is your best bet. Its lightweight formula adds minimal coverage, but is packed with skin-plumping niacinamides to show your skin some love. Plus, it also has SPF 15 to give your delicate skin some protection from harsh sun rays.


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30


Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30


Skincare 101: no matter how cold and dark it may be outside, UV rays are still lingering throughout the day, and they’re ready to cause some dehydrating damage to your skin. But, some of us are just too busy (or lazy) to add sunscreen to our routine. Instead of skipping on sunscreen, try out this CC cream, which is formualted with SPF 30 to keep your skin covered from harsh sun rays.


bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20


Bareminerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum Spf 20 – 19 Bare Espresso


This pick is the true trifecta of products; an all-in-one foundation, sunscreen, and serum to keep your pores hydrated and fresh throughout the day. Plus, my fellow sensitive skin types will appreciate the fragrance-free, hypoallergenic formula.


Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30


Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30


This dewy-finish foundation gives you all of the moisturizing benefits of avocado, jojoba, grape seed, and coconut oils, sans the harsh preservatives of the other guys.


Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation


Future Skin Foundation – Hazel


Show your pores some TLC with this foundation. The oil-free formula contains a fusion of our favorite skin saviors: rice bran extract and aloe vera extract for moisture retention, and rosemary leaf extract for hydration replenishment. Simply put, your skin will never feel parched with this soothing gel foundation.

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