8 of the best foundations for dry skin

Just like there's a moisturiser out there to suit every skin type, there's also a foundation to follow suit. Suffer with thirsty skin? Allow us to introduce you to the best foundations for dry skin, aka your new beauty saviours.

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La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear

La Mer Foundation

Packed with La Mer's iconic Miracle Broth, this is a hydrating skincare-foundation hybrid. It's full coverage too, so you don't have to compromise on flawless looking skin.

La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £90


NARS Sheer Glow


Industry favourite Sheer Glow will give dull complexions a serious dose of radiance. It has a natural, buildable coverage and is water-based, which means no clinging to dry patches.

NARS Sheer Glow, £33


Guerlain L'Essential

Guerlain L'Essential

Long-lasting but lightweight, full coverage but fresh, Guerlain have struck gold with their new foundation. It's nourishing on your skin and protects its natural barrier from the outside elements.

Guerlain L'Essential Foundation, £44


Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging

Sisley foundation

As you'd expect from the French skincare brand, Sisley's foundation is pure luxury. It contains key anti-ageing ingredients such as Persian Acacia extract to promote cellular production and keep your skin looking luminous all year long.

Sisley Sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation, £110.50


Charlotte Tilbury Magic

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

This full-coverage foundation lives up to its name as it nourishes while covering any discoloration or imperfections. Key ingredients Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid spheres will rejuvenate your skin from within, even on the dullest days.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, £34


Clinique Even Better Glow

Clinique Even Better Glow

Developed by dermatologists, this foundation works hard to combat dry, dehydrated skin. Formulated with Vitamins C and E, it's nourishing and brightening, with added SPF to protect from any rays.

Clinique Even Better Glow, £28.50


Bobbi Brown Skin Serum

Bobbi Brown

This has all of the benefits of a hydrating serum with the coverage of a classic foundation. It's formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts for a firmer, more lifted complexion.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, £48


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

Urban Decay Heavy Metal

Yes technically this is a tinted moisturiser, but it's newly reformulated and a dream for dry skin. It now helps to retain moisture for even longer (24 hours) while still offering beautiful coverage. A win-win.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, £35