Is your skin prone to dryness? Besides a good moisturiser and serum, there’s a range of moisturising foundations on the market, designed to give you that extra coverage, while keeping dry, patchy skin at bay.
Luckily for us, technology within the skincare and makeup space is always advancing with new, high-tech makeup products that promise to treat skin, while providing ample coverage. Nowadays, there’s a foundation for every skin type and concern; from wrinkles, to sun damage, dark spots and imperfections as well as dryness.
If you’re looking for super lightweight, moisturising foundations that do their job, you’re in luck. Our Beauty Editor has sourced the best moisturising foundations for dry skin that’ll give you the dewy, flawless finish you’re after, but without making your skin feel too oily. It’s all about that natural, even complexion.
Our Favourite Moisturising Foundations
The moist formula in Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation SPF 10, R560 covers just enough, leaving a radiant, natural finish. We love how lightweight it feels on the skin and how easily it glides on.
Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation, R157 blends easily and won’t cling to any dryness. Plus it’s built to last for up to eight hours, so no reapplication is needed!
The oil-free formula in Estée Lauder Doublewear Nude Cushion, R555, is lightweight, comfortable and flawless. It’s one of our favourites because it leaves your skin with a smooth, satin finish.
Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup, R225, is another one of our favourites, because not only is it hand-bag friendly, it’s also ideal for combating dry skin, thanks to the cream to powder formula. It’s also oil free and won’t clog pores.
L’Oréal Age Perfect Anti-Aging Radiant Foundation Gold Ivory, R199, is a perfect match for dehydrated skin. It’s moisturising and blends out to a wonderfully silky, even finish.
Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation, R515, is a little pricey, but it hits the spot between make-up and skincare offering your skin additional benefits. With cell-renewing pink algae extract, it’s ideal for regenerating dry skin. Plus, it goes on sheer, with a luminous finish.
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