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These Hydrating Foundations Are The Perfect Match For Dry Skin

Best Foundations For Dry Skin
By Jennifer Ford · March 9, 2018

Winter always makes skin super dry, so it’s the perfect time to think twice about the makeup you’re applying to your face. If you live on the east coast where temperatures are close to freezing this time of year, you’ll want to stay clear of matte foundations as they tend to make dry skin dryer. 

As an alternative, consider a hydrating formula to keep your skin nourished and radiant. Below we’ve round up the best foundations for comforting your skin through winter’s dry spell.

A mineralize foundation that provides long wear hydration and instantly refreshes the skin from within.

$38 available at MAC Cosmetics

For skin that’s reminiscent of silk, throw this award-winning formula into your makeup rotation.

$64 available at Sephora

This moisturizing foundation checks all the boxes for achieving soft hydrated skin.

$52 available at Sephora

Smooth out dry patches with this drugstore favorite and restore your skin’s texture to leave behind a luminous finish.

$5.89 available at Target

An oil-free waterproof formula that provides full coverage and long-term hydration for up to 24 hours without transferring.


This sheer buildable foundation holds on to moisture and brightens the skin with Vitamin C and Turmeric.

$47 available at Sephora

A perfect match for perfecting a natural dewy look that last day to night.

$42 available at Sephora

A coconut water infused formula designed to replenish your skin’s moisture levels, improve smoothness, and promote a more youthful appearance.


Energize and hydrate your skin with a foundation powered by 100% pure argan oil to soothe, smooth, and restore your skin’s luminosity.

$45 available at Sephora