Is Powder Or Liquid Foundation Better For Dry Skin?

Is Powder Or Liquid Foundation Better For Dry Skin?
Identifying and understanding your dry skin type takes half the stress out of your beauty routine, but when it comes to figuring out which formula foundation to use, it can be tricky to know where to start. Liquid foundation is generally the best choice for dry skin because it hydrates your complexion, while powder can cling and exacerbate dry patches. Being a little heavier and richer than powder foundation, liquid blends also hold moisture within your skin and prevent unnecessary dehydration throughout the day. Depending on the ingredients in your liquid foundation, you can easily achieve a dewy finish without having to resort to excessive layering.

Natural Foundations with Light Coverage

If you prefer a foundation with a natural look rather than one that offers complete coverage, then consider Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, £ 35,00. This bestselling foundation has a very lightweight and ultra-hydrating formula thanks to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid. Surratt Dew Drop Foundation, £ 70,00 are ideal to add to your existing moisturiser because they have a tinted effect that covers any blemishes and leaves your face looking fresh and youthful.

Matte Foundations With Medium Coverage

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation, £ 75,00 is a nourishing and hydrating base with good coverage. It has botanical ingredients that help protect your skin from harsh elements and hold in as much hydration as possible. Known for its lightweight and fresh matte finish, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, £ 38,00 is reliable in offering good coverage that you can build upon.

Radiant Foundations with Full Coverage

If you want a full coverage foundation that gives your skin a healthy glow, then look no further than Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £ 36,00. This creamy, long-lasting foundation provides a radiant base on which to apply your makeup. Another good choice, Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation, £ 43,00, offers medium coverage that you can build upon.

Powder Foundations for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, then you will probably want to stay away from a basic powder foundation, as these can dehydrate your skin further and leave it looking tired and dull. However, if powder foundation is an absolute must-have, then you should consider Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder, £ 14,80. You can use it as a concealer, light foundation or finishing powder without worrying about drying out your skin. Plus, you can also apply wet or dry and it's super comfortable to wear and doesn't settle into fine lines.

Posted: Sunday, 14 November 2021