Best Foundations for Dry Skin
I wanted to do an updated best foundation list for 2018 so today I’m sharing my top 5 favorite foundations for dry skin. These are all pale skin friendly. 3 of the 5 foundations are vegan and all are cruelty free. All of these products work for my dry, sensitive pale skin with rosacea. I do list if I think they will work for dry, very dry, normal, or oily skin. I also include comparison swatches.
You may want to check out my best vegan foundations guide.
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Best Foundations for Dry Skin Swatches
As a reminder, my arm is darker than my neck and chest. The Cle Cosmetics is darker than my neck and chest. The Laura Geller is very forgiving and blends in just about anywhere. The Huda Beauty is extremely full coverage. The Nordic Veil is medium full coverage. The Norrsken is light medium coverage. All of these except the Cle Cosmetics are an excellent match to my pale skin.
Best Foundations for Dry Skin Look
Colorescience Total Eye 3-in- 1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35 Primer
Milani Prep Set Go Setting Powder
Suva Beauty Hookah
Anastasia Beverly Hills Baby Cakes, Ballet
Aromaleigh Desideratum, Vesta
LaSplash Medousa -- upper lash line
Sigma Final Touch pencil -- lower waterline
Smashbox Mascara Primer
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Queen of the Fill Brow Gel in Black
Colour Pop Jet Set Black Brow Pencil
Ardell Accent Magnetic Lashes
Cle Cosmetics Essence Air Cushion Foundation in Light
LA Girl Just Because -- contour
Colour Pop Aphrodisiac -- blush
Wet n’ Wild The Princess Daiquiries -- blush
Clean Slate Cosmetics Ziana Whipped Highlighter
Aromaleigh Vesta highlighter
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Best Foundations for Dry Skin Video
The Best Foundations for Dry Skin, plus Primers
- Idun Minerals Nordic Veil Foundation in Jorunn (v) (see my review)
- *Idun Minerals Norrsken Foundation in Jorunn (v) (see my review)
- Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation in Milkshake (v) (see my review)
- Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (silicone-based)(v)
- Too Faced Hangover Primer (water-based)(v)
- First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer (water-based)(v)
- *Cle Cosmetics Essence Air Cushion Foundation in Light (not a perfect match)
- Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Foundation in Porcelain
(v) denotes vegan
* denotes press sample
I hope you find my updated best foundations video helpful. I’m always trying to keep an eye out for new foundations suitable for dry, sensitive pale skin. It seems like most foundations these days are best suited for normal to oily. I’m glad these buck the trend and work well for me. What works well for you? Share your skin type too!
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