Best Primers and Foundations for Dry Skin

Best Primers and Foundations for Dry Skin - My skin isn't perfect! I have dry, sensitive skin, rosacea, and eczema. Here are the products that work well for me! #dryskin #sensitiveskin #rosacea #eczema #foundation #primer #paleskin

Best Primers and Foundations for Dry Skin

Today I’m sharing the best primers and foundations for dry skin like mine. My skin is problematic, between being dry, sensitive, having rosacea, as well as some eczema, it’s just not perfect! I wish it was! So the primers I chose help to blur imperfections and make my skin appear luminous. Who doesn’t want luminous skin? The foundations are ones that don’t settle into fine lines or accentuate pores. They hide redness and they hydrate. They’re so good!

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What I’m Wearing

Wearing Aromaleigh Kupala, Medousa, Hel, Inward Melodies and Ostara Wearing Aromaleigh Dragon's Kiss with Maledictio on the lips

Yara Teal Wig
Witches Shirt
Bellabeat Leaf Urban

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Milani Prep Set Go Setting Powder
Aromaleigh Kupala – transition
Aromaleigh Medousa – outer half of lid, crease, lower lid
Aromaleigh Hel – to deepen outer v and line the eyes
Aromaleigh Inward Melodies – lid and inner v
Aromaleigh Ostara – highlight
Sigma Wicked Gel Liner
Ardell Demi Wispies with Duo Brush-On Lash Glue (cut in half)
It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
Wunderbrow in Jet Black

First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer
Cle Cosmetics Essence Air Cushion Foundation in Light
Aromaleigh Kupala – blush
Aromaleigh Ostara – highlight

Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Hex
Aromaleigh Dragon’s Kiss gloss
Aromaleigh Maledicto gloss – center of lips

Best Primers and Foundations for Dry Skin Video

Products Mentioned in Video

My hope is if enough people email Deciem to ask, they’ll make some shades lighter than 1 NS in the serum foundation. It would be amazing to not have to add white to that foundation, as it’s the best foundation formula I’ve found for my skin, hands down.

Check out my Best Facial Cleansers for Dry Sensitive Skin article!

What are your favorite primers and foundations for dry skin? Let me know below!

You may also want to see the Best Foundations for Fair and Pale Skin.


  1. Do you still use a moisturizer underneath the Coconut Smoothie Primer? Or does that eliminate a product from your routine?

  2. Thanks love for sharing these picks! Your complexion is looking absolutely gorgeous I can’t even tell you! <3 I'll have to give the Cle Cosmetics cushion foundation a try! Cushion foundations seem to be great for helping skin retain moisture-there aren't too many CF ones so I'm happy to find it! Even though my skin would not qualify as "dry" in terms of skin type-I truly do find that it is craving more moisture on certain days-with the weather changing here all the time, -and primer is one of my favorite ways to add moisture! I think Mineral Veil is really great, I always found it to be smooth and silky on my skin(that used to be more combo to oily but now really can be combo) so I thought it would be suitable for dryer skin too, so when I found that you used it I realized it really is great for almost all skintypes. I always tell people that if you get the middle size, it's super cost effective because it last a LONG time. I will definitely have to try the First Aid Coconut Primer! The Ordinary foundation is something I'd LOVE to try-my skin has really loved the whole line of products that were recommended to me..I do have the High-spreadability fluid primer-it's one that is a little bit too rich for me under foundation(unless I'd be using a powder) The TF Hangover is also another one that I find can really perk your skin up when it needs extra refreshment-it made me look alive again after going through health stuff-using it everyday it became a bit too heavy but I'd like to try it again.. Another one I REALLY love that makes my skin feel extremely soft and supple is Kevyn Aucoin's sensual skin Primer-it was designed to make application of the classic sensual skin enhancer nice and easy(that product is lovely, very concentrated) it dispenses upwards and has a mixing tray…but I use it just as a primer with any foundation, you can also mix it with other foundations to make them more dewy-or use it over foundation to give your skin a bit more suppleness-I have milia(tiny texture bumps) that will appear if I use a product that is too heavy, so I like to have different primers on hand! I don't have a problem with that one though(it's a little pricy but it would be amazing for dry skin and most skin types) …Thank you so VERY much for this post, and for sharing this beautiful look featuring Aromaleigh shadow/blush-your haircolor is gorgeous.

  3. My favourite primer is the cruelty free Nude by Nature Airbrush primer and their BB creme in light porcelain is fabulous too. Currently I am trying their new foundation line – the shade is right, but the finish is a tad too dewy and it doesn’t last longer than 3-4 hours. Unfortunately it is quite expensive too ($40).

  4. I didn’t even realize that First Aid Beauty had a primer! That sounds perfect for dry skin, and for most people during the colder months of the year! I need to get a sample to try! I love Hourglass primers!

  5. I’m still so curious about the Idun foundations because you love yours so much, and it looks so fabulous on you. I wish they were available in stores coz I can’t choose a shade online.

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