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Thursday 16 August 2018

The foundations for dry skin edit

Foundations for dry skin, BECCA, Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, Becca Love Glow, Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder, Dry Skin, foundation, Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, Too Faced Born This Way, Touch In Sol Top Coat,

When you have dry skin, finding the right foundation can be tricky because some can accentuate the dryness, which in turn ages the skin. Some foundations go patchy where they cling to dry patches, leaving a mottled look on the skin and others sink into the crevices of the face and highlight fine lines. I've always had dry skin and have bought so many foundations that just didn't work for me but I have a nice selection to choose from now that I'm sharing with you today with varying degrees of coverage and types of finish. Of course, primer plays a part too but I know not everyone likes to use primers so I will do a separate post on those.

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation: One for the dewy skin fans - this foundation is lightweight and gives medium coverage. It blurs the look of fine lines and gives enough coverage to tone down areas of redness. It never cakes or gathers in certain areas and just gives the skin an even look with a dewy finish. My preferred way to apply is with my fingers or a beauty blender and I find that I get a good 8-10 hours before it needs a little bit of a touch up. My only bug bear with this foundation is the pipette dispenser as it can get quite messy and is sometimes difficult to dispense the right amount but the foundation is very liquid in texture so I'm unsure what type of dispenser would work best for it - probably a pump.

Becca Skin Love Weightless Blur Foundation: The latest addition to the Becca foundation line up, this foundation has a creamier texture than the aqua luminous. This foundation gives a solid medium coverage and it blurs the look of visible pores, which also makes it work well on areas of texture as it gives the skin a smooth and even look. It feels lightweight on the skin and I find that it actually hydrates my skin. Becca say that it contains their Glow Nectar Brightening Complex, which hydrates and brightens the skin. It doesn't have a dewy finish, I would describe it more as a satin finish so if dewy isn't your thing, you will prefer this foundation. I find that it lasts 10 hours + on my skin.

Hourglass Hyaluronic Skin Tint: You will have often heard me mention the now discontinued Armani foundation, Hydra Glow - that was my favourite ever base and I have loved and tried so many since then but none quite ticked every box until I tried this Hourglass product. It has quite a creamy texture and I find the best way to apply and blend it is with my fingers, finishing with a beauty blender. This foundation feels so comforting on the skin and it glides over pores and fine lines, making the skin look smooth, blurred, plump and youthful. It also imparts the perfect glow that makes the skin look luminous and radiant. It feels lightweight on the skin and gives medium coverage but it's also buildable if you prefer full coverage. I find that it lasts very well on my skin - a good 9/10 hours before I need to touch up a little. Overall, an amazing foundation.

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector: Offering very light coverage, this foundation is ideal for summer days when you don't want to go bare faced, yet don't want to have to spend a long time doing your makeup. It blurs the look of pores, evens skin tone and generally improves the complexion, as the name suggests. I find that it is definitely a case of 'my skin but better' when I wear this product and it has the added bonus of SPF 20.

Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation: This foundation gives a solid medium coverage but it is buildable. I find that it dries quite quickly so I apply and blend section by section rather than a few dots everywhere initially. It glides over pores and fine lines with a radiant finish - not glowy as such and not dewy but a natural lit from within look. In terms of longevity, it lasts a good 12 hours on me without caking, settling into fine lines or breaking down. A real winner from Nars.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: Offering medium to full coverage, this foundation is oil free but contains hyaluronic acid and coconut water, making it ideal for dry skin. Too Faced describe it as undetectable full coverage but I don't think it's possible for full coverage to be undetectable. That being said, it doesn't look mask-like as some full coverage foundations do. This is the perfect foundation for a bad skin day because it will cover everything without feeling too heavy and it doesn't settle into fine lines and it blurs the look of porous skin. It literally doesn't budge until I am removing it so it's ideal for long days and nights out. I find that it applies best with a beauty blender.

Laura Geller Filter First Luminous Foundation: A long-lasting foundation that doesn't feel heavy on the skin. This foundation offers medium buy buildable coverage and it perfects the skin, blurring the appearance of pores and fine lines to create a smooth, even base. It adds natural luminosity to skin, which makes it appear youthful and it doesn't settle into smile lines of any crevices of the face as the day goes on - it just stays exactly as applied until I remove it.

Touch In Sol Flawless Top Coat: This lightweight base contains nourishing skin ingredients such a rose oil, pomegranate and red ginseng. It's quite runny so I personally find that it's best to use my fingers to apply it initially and then I add extra coverage, where needed, using a beauty blender. It has a satin finish and light to medium, buildable coverage. I find that I get a good 8 hours wear from this before I need to touch it up. It's ideal for a quick and easy to apply, every day base.

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation: This foundation is as lightweight as a tinted moisturiser but with more coverage. It feels weightless and one layer will give a very light amount of coverage, blurring the look of pores and fine lines and giving the skin a healthy look. A second layer will bring the coverage to medium but without looking or feeling heavy. I wouldn't describe the finish as dewy however it does add a glow to the skin without looking greasy or shiny.

If you have dry skin, I would love to hear what your favourite foundation is? Also, do you prefer light, medium or full coverage?

All of these foundations are available to purchase from Cult Beauty.

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Some of these foundations were kindly sent to me but were previously bought by me. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.

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