Best full coverage foundation for dry skin!

You may have searched for the best full coverage foundation for dry skin for many reasons, it could be you have tried and tested a range of products but they just aren’t right or maybe you don’t want to go through the hassle of searching and want it easier.

Well whatever the reason be I totally got you, that’s why I’ve decided to give you a few of the best foundations for dry skin that’ll surely quench your thirst and to be more specific, they provide medium to full coverage.

Not to mention they are all vegan too! YAY!

Choosing the right foundation is crucial if you are aiming for (sure most of you are) a nice and smooth texture unless you are naturally gifted with it, then lucky you!

Ways to ensure you have maximum chances of achieving a smooth surface!

Obviously the foundation isn’t going to give you the bestest result without any input from you, I mean it can give you a decent outcome but I’m sure you want the topmost result, don’t you? So here we go:

  •  Make sure you drink enough water to help your skin as much as possibleWater
  • Try to use products with no heavy scent as it can irritate the skin more.
  • Using a primer before also helps to smooth the skins surface which decrease the dry flakes therefore helping the foundation application.

Quick Overview 

  • Charlotte Tilbury flawless airbrush foundation
  • Too faced born this way
  • Fenty beauty pro filter hydrating long wear foundation
  • Inika certified organic liquid foundation
  • 100% pure fruit pigmented second skin
  • NYX born to glow
  • Rare beauty liquid touch weightless foundation

Charlotte Tilbury flawless airbrush foundation

Charlotte Tilbury has a wide range of foundations for every skin type and tone, with an enormous 44 shades.

You can find full, medium and light coverage too! So it was obvious that this brand is going to be on the list.

The best foundation that achieves a full coverage for all the dry skin team is the flawless airbrush foundation. It’s in the name FLAWLESS! It’s also waterproof and mineral.Best full coverage foundation for dry skin

This particular product Charlotte has made includes many skin benefiting ingredients but we are after the ‘ingredients to hydrate’ as dry skin are really thirsty so they need our help to quench the thirst with hydration.

If you want full coverage foundation, that’s weightless with long-lasting power and blends with ease then you’ll find this item a wonder.

Too faced born this way foundation

Too faced born this way foundation hits you with a ‘undetectable finish for a naturally flawless make-up look’ to ensure you can’t see the barrier between your skin and the foundation leaving you with a smooth canvas.

Why this foundation for the dry skin population? Well let me tell you then.

This foundation contains coconut water which as you know hydrates the skin and another special ingredient is hyaluronic acid which helps retain moisture, that way the moisture is trapped and has nowhere to go. Woohaahaaa!

Fenty beauty pro filt’r hydrating longwear foundation

The pro filt’r hydrating foundation is actually created after fans demanded a more special formula than the original pro filt’r soft matte foundation.

This Fenty beauty hydrating longwear foundation leaves your skin ‘instantly smooth with a shiny finish’.

And guess what’s even cooler, its made with ‘climate adaptive technology’ so you don’t have to worry about sweat and humidity or clogged pores!

The magic ingredients are grape seed oil, which moisturizers and hydrates the skin without feeling heavy and the other ingredient is sodium hyaluronate which holds onto the skins water therefore keeping it moist and hydrated!

The not-finding-the-right-shade problem doesn’t exist with Fenty beauty! There are around 50 different shades!

That’s what I’m talking about! (Sorry about the shouting, but I have to) It’s also cruelty-free!

Inika certified organic liquid foundation

This product is a natural thanks to it being mineral and organic. Now that’s something to try! You can easily build the medium coverage to full with its easily buildable formula. Once you’ve got it on you won’t even feel it on, its really light!Vegan foundation

Inika’s very own certified organic liquid foundation states its suitable for all skin types just like many of these foundations but I think its just especially great for the dry skinned individuals, as the formula is infused with hyaluronic acid which as mentioned before hydrates the skin.

Why not check out the full review here!

100% pure fruit pigmented second skin

Judging by the name you probably will know how it feels and looks on you, like a second skin. Well its all down to the ‘ultra light serum’.

And guess what? (The clue is in the title) its fruit pigmented too! Cool right?Best full coverage foundation for dry skin!

This foundation has many skin benefiting ingredients such as turmeric to fight inflammation and brighten skin, bamboo silica to strengthen skin for a radiant complexion and many others.

Don’t fret I didn’t forget the vital olive squalane which moisturizes and soothes skin. This product leaves you with a nice satin finish.

Nyx born to glow

The nyx born to glow foundation features a 45 ‘truly flattering shade’ collection with a naturally radiant finish, making it a great hydrating option for dry skin peeps! The formula is said to be long lasting so you can keep shining without worrying about your foundation.

It is said to blend like a dream and by working with the skin it apparently ensures you are left with a smooth even toned look.

Rare beauty liquid touch weightless foundation 

The rare beauty foundation by Selena Gomez is available in a massive shade range with over a whopping 30 shades, various undertones too, warm, neutral as well as cool! It’s weightless formula makes this foundation not only breathable, it won’t clog pores nor cause cakiness.

This foundation allows you to build from medium coverage that promises to not dry out you thirsty skin for an all day wear too! It aims to leave your skin with’ an even tone, smoother-looking pores’ as well as a well nourished skin thanks to the addition of white water lily, lotus along with gardenia. The texture is more serum like as opposed to the traditional gloopy foundation.

Best full coverage foundation for dry skin

Do you have dry skin? What’s your favourite skin products for your skin type?

If you don’t want to leave then click here for primers created for dry skin!

Or if you prefer to moisturise first then you need to see these!

Tap here to view lipstick especially made for dry lips!

Or if you are unsure of your skin type then learn more here!

If you have any suggestions or questions then drop them in the comment section for them to be answered.

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  • Bob Roman

    Finding the best full coverage foundation for dry skin can be a challenge, but it’s definitely not impossible. A lot of it depends on the type of dry skin you have. For example, if you have very dry skin, you’ll want to look for a foundation that contains hydrating ingredients like glycerin or shea butter.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that most foundations are made with mineral oil, which can actually worsen the appearance of dry skin. So if you’re having trouble finding a foundation that works for you, try looking for one that’s oil-free. And finally, don’t forget to apply a moisturizer before applying your foundation – this will help give your makeup something to cling to and will help your foundation stay on longer.

  • Aubin Tshiyole

    Dry skin is the worst. My partner is always complaining that her skin is dry but she loves to put on makeup so I will be sure to share this article with her. Hopefully, it will be able to help her out. I will be sure to purchase this product for her and I will let you know how her skin reacts to it. 

    • Sariyah

      Hey Aubin,

      Dry skin sure can be annoying, is she staying hydrated, water can do wonders to your skin, trust me, I didn’t believe at first but now I’ve noticed it definitely gives your skin that beautiful glow and of course hydration!

      Oh I would love to know how your partner and her skin get along with the foundation!

  • Jannette

    It has been hard for me to find vegan makeup for my dry skin and I have tried different ones. Your list has been helpful and think I am going to with the Charlotte Airbrush foundation due to the other benefits added. Inika however looks and sounds promising as well, I just might go ahead and buy 2 different brands. I have bookmarked your website and shared it on social media. 

    • Sariyah

      Hey Jannette thanks for the comment and of course the share too!

      The Charlotte Tilbury foundation is great if you want that airbrush finish and struggle with large pores, if you are after a product with healthy ingredients as well as a suitability for sensitive skin then inika would definitely be great there, but of course there is then a option of purchasing both like you said!

  • Ann

    My skin is so dry and very sensitive and for that reason i do not make up.

    One of my female colleague always screws me for this but i fear because i can really look scary with an irritated skin, I appreciate your ideas because since i read and implemented the things you recommend, i see a difference.


    • Sariyah

      Hey Ann thanks for the comment!

      WOW that’s great it worked out for you and as for your irritated skin, you shouldn’t be made to feel like that, everyone’s skin is different but if it’s something like am irritated skin, you can usually easily resolve the issue by finding out what exactly is upsetting your skin.

      Thanks again Ann!

  • Michel Maling

    Some great resources for people with dry skin. I also have dry skin, especially in winter and I find that it definitely helps to moisturize well and then use a serum and a primer underneath the foundation, and this helps it not cake up on my face.

    It also helps to regularly exfoliate the dead skin off your face, as if the surface of your skin is smoother, the makeup sits on it better.

    • Sariyah

      Hey Michel,

      That’s some good tips! In winter dry skin gets worser for some reason, probably the dryness in the air. Exfoliating definitely helps keep the skin smooth.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • LineCowley

    Although I do not wear full foundation every day (I like to give my skin a break when I can) I often find it a challenge to choose a foundation that will give me full coverage when I need it. As a bit of an eco warrior, I love the sound of the Inika certified organic liquid foundation that has many skin benefiting ingredients, such as turmeric to fight inflammation and brighten skin, bamboo silica to strengthen skin for a radiant complexion and many more.

    It would be interesting to know where I can order this Inika foundation in  Australia. 

    • Sariyah

      Hey Line thanks for stopping by!

      As for inikas availability, you’ll be happy to know inika is an Australian brand so there’s plenty full! You can order directly from their website as well as other retailers!

      Have a great day!

  • Alice

    I agree; the best way to care for our skin is to drink lots and lots of water and keep it hydrated.

    And when applying foundation and makeup, the number one rule is to use a good moisturizer and a primer first. I think this is one of the most common mistakes many women make. ☺ 

    Back to your review of the foundations for dry skin, among the brands you mentioned, I only tried Nyx. I’ve been using this brand for a couple of months and so far I have nothing bad to say about it. I agree with your assessment; it’s quite long-lasting and easy and smooth to apply. 

    But I am open to trying out other brands as long as they are hypoallergenic. I might try Charlotte Tilbury flawless airbrush foundation. 

    Thanks for sharing your recommended full-coverage foundations for dry skin.

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