Foundations for dry skin;
Firstly let’s talk skincare - dry skin needs extra attention, moisturiser and quite often pre make up gentle exfoliation using something like Bobbi brown buffing grains to improve the texture of the skin before even thinking about make up application. After applying moisturiser make sure to leave your skin at least 10 mins to allow the product to sink into the skin and avoid it affecting the application of your base make up.
Dry skin can look patchy, uneven and aged when the incorrect make up products are used making many woman with this skin type afraid to apply it for fear of looking worse than when they started.
These products below (and they range in price from high end to budget) are some of the best for creating a smoother more hydrated finish and avoiding that ‘caked and flaked’ look;
1. Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation - this lightweight fluid melts into the skin without clinging to any lines or dry patches. It’s a cult product - pricey but worth it if you just can’t find the perfect base to give you that youthful fresh dewy glow
2. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Stick Foundation - A great budget choice this is creamy and appears to blur pores and covers blemishes well. It’s medium coverage and lasts the day fairly well; though I did need to touch up a little at around 3pm
3. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - So it’s expensive... BUT my word it’s worth it’s weight in gold this one. Feels weightless, it is liquid and feels almost like water. It’s medium coverage looks like a second skin, luminous and dewy and like your own skin but at its perfect best.
TIP: Always set your make up even when dry - I know powder can be the enemy for dry skin but use the absolute minimum - be super light handed and just dust on to ensure you get a long lasting coverage.