Foundation can be one of dry skin‘s worst enemy — if you let it. Instead of smoothing out parched patches and quenching flaky zones, the wrong formulas can cling, cake, settle, and pill in all the wrong ways. No, thank you. Our fix: hydrating, creamy foundations. (Yes, it’s time to step away from the powdered formulas. It’s for the best, and these creamy foundations are just as lightweight. Trust.)
We asked about a dozen Allure editors and celebrity makeup artists to share their recommendations for the best foundations for dry skin. With their picks, foundation fear will be a thing of the past. These formulas will leave your skin feeling and looking as supple and radiant as your favorite moisturizer.
Scroll to find out which illuminating and moisturizing foundation glowy Instagram’s queen of dewy skin, Nam Vo, swears by — as well as the creamy stick foundation fellow glowy queen and makeup artist Delina Medhin recommends for women of color. And while you’re at it, peep the BB cream Allure‘s associate beauty director (and skin-care aficionado) Sarah Kinonen always keeps in her makeup bag. One thing’s for sure: it’s time to glow up.
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