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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. Here are some products in our foundation range to help you perfect the look that you want.

Natural Foundations with Light Coverage

If you prefer a foundation with a natural look rather than one that offers complete coverage, then consider By Terry Cover-Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation SPF 15. This foundation has a very lightweight and ultra-hydrating formula. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops 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 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 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 Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. This lightweight yet long-lasting foundation provides a radiant base on which to apply your makeup. Another good choice, Temptu Airpod Foundation, is specially formulated with silksphere technology, an advanced soothing complex that works to leave your skin looking flawless and radiant.

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 Becca Multi-Tasking Perfecting Powder.  Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and algae, it offers the convenience of a powder foundation and the benefits of a formula rich in nutrients. You can use it as a concealer, light foundation or finishing powder without worrying about drying out your skin. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder is another great foundation powder that you can apply wet or dry. It’s comfortable to wear and does not settle into fine lines.

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