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makeup for flaky skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for makeup for flaky skin.

Flaky skin can be a problem for anyone, but it's especially difficult to deal with if you have dry skin. The good news is that there are products that can help you get a better look without having to deal with dry skin. Here are some products for dry skin that will help you cover up dryness, moisturize your skin, and look your best.

CLINIQUESuperpowder Double Face Makeup Foundation

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10.5 g·ITEM: 51946

Color: Matte Honey

700 Reviews


perfect for combination to oily skins...Remember if yours looks orange you need to exfoliate because its turning orange because of the dead skin on your face (that's why its not recommended for dry skin)...Works better if you have clear skin.. Not oily, flaky or drying... Like it..

✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
A long-wearing, two-in-one, powder and foundation in a portable compact.

What it does:
Get a powder and foundation combined in one portable compact. The long-wearing, full-coverage powder works as an over-foundation finisher or as a powder foundation. The extra-cling formula provides double coverage, yet leaves the skin with a natural skin-perfecting look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates


This powder is very matifying, perfect for oily skin (or even dry skin like me). I have very fair skin and this shade is perfect, no flashback! ...I have very combination skin (oily on forehead, dry flaky around nose) and very large pores .

What it is: A lightweight, refillable, pressed finishing powder that layers smoothly over foundation for a fresh, soft-matte finish that lasts all day.

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Enriched with skin conditioners and ultra-fine absorbing powders that help blot away excess oil, this powder is designed to appear invisible on most complexions and won't settle in fine lines. Compact is refillable—once you hit pan, just pop in a refill (sold separately). It includes a cushion-puff applicator.

GUERLAINL'Essentiel Natural Radiant Foundation SPF 20

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2214898

Color: 02N - light

211 Reviews


Then I actually read directions and saw it works best applied with a dense foundation brush, pressing and buffing into the skin. When I did this followed by a little setting powered my skin looked so even and smooth and no break outs or redness so far. ...The finish is so nice and natural, has very good coverage, and feels light on my skin. It does show some dry patches if my skin is flaky but overall I love this for my dry skin.

What it is: A buildable, medium coverage foundation with skincare benefits and 97 percent naturally-derived ingredients* for a naturally-glowing finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Dry

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Red Algae and Tara Gum Extracts: Help to defend skin from pollution and allow it to breathe.
- White Cocoa Bean Extract: Helps to support the skin’s natural balance and moisture barrier.

tarteMini Maracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2343663

Color: 54N deep neutral - deep skin with neutral undertones

78 Reviews


Nice light makeup day product!...This is a great release from Tarte. I have dry skin from retinol and this is perfect for light makeup days. ...This goes on easily and doesn't accentuate my dry skin or appear flaky at all or settle into fine lines.

What it is: A vegan, ultralightweight tinted moisturizer that delivers sheer coverage while infusing skin with maracuja super fruit for up to 12 hours of hydration and wear.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers moisture, visible firmness, and suppleness.
- Maracuja Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for visbly firmer, brighter, smoother-looking, more hydrated skin.
- Turmeric Root Extract: A soothing ingredient that helps reduce redness.

Charlotte TilburyMini Hollywood Flawless Filter

Size: 0.18 oz / 5.5 mL·ITEM: 2407278

Color: 2 Fair - peachy beige for light skin tones

485 Reviews


Purchased this product based on the claim that it smooths skin. It actually highlights my dryness and makes my skin look more flaky. ...Wow 10 stars gives your skin that perfect luminosity. I purchased a mini and soon I’ll be purchasing a full format.

What it is: A customizable, mini-size complexion booster that blurs, smooths, and illuminates skin for a real-life filter effect.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Finely Milled Powders: Blur lines and pores for a smoother, soft-focus look.
- Porcelain Flower Extract: A Thai flower derivative that brightens and moisturizes skin.
- Glossy Oil: A lightweight moisturizing oil that reflects and adds light where you need it.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

Westman AtelierLit Up Glow Highlighter Stick

Size: 0.17 oz/ 5 g·ITEM: 2434181

Color: Nectar - glassy golden peach

94 Reviews


It gives a lovely glow and actually moisturizes my cheeks so helps with the dryness and any flaky skin I might have. A+++...everything from the packaging to way it looks and feels on your skin is luxurious! so gorgeous! works great under eye concealer to brighten eyes and avoid looking too matte. and also above makeup as a true highlighter. also many similar products i've tried have caused my skin to break out or get little bumps. but not this!

What it is: A clean, multitasking highlighter with a translucent, flattering balm formula that imparts skin with fresh, radiant, visible clarity anywhere you choose.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitus Vita Fruit Extract: Visibly firms skin and boosts moisture.
- Special-Effect Pigments: Create a lustrous, opalescent effect.
- Ayurvedic Oil Blend: Soothes, cushions, and supports skin’s moisture barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Get that just-had-a-facial glow in one swipe.

Laura MercierTranslucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher

Size: 1 oz/ 29 g·ITEM: 2469948

Color: Celestial Light - champagne beige - for fair to light skin tones​

734 Reviews


This is the best setting powder out there. It does not give my skin that flaky and dry look, yet it helps keep the shine off of my face. ...Loved this, blurs my pores better than anything I've tried and my faced looked so much brighter and lively. My skins been so dull here lately. Not glittery on my skin.

What it is: A translucent setting powder with a luminous, light-creating finish for all skin types, with visible pore-blurring, skin-smoothing benefits for up to 12 hours.

Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Botanical Blurring Powders: Blur and smooth the look of pores, texture, and imperfections.
- Multidimensional Pearl Blend: Visibly contrasts and corrects skin for up to 12 hours of wear.
- Amino Acid Skin-Conditioning Powders: Melt into skin for an undetectable finish that improves the look of skin.

Bobbi BrownIntensive Serum Foundation SPF 40

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2501401

Color: Honey - medium dark beige with yellow undertones for medium dark skin

233 Reviews


I’m a fan of Bobby brown skin care. But combining skincare and makeup is genius. ...Great for a No Makeup, makeup look!...In my opinion it blurs my imperfections and evens out my skin tone nicely for a great “no makeup, makeup” look!

What it is: A serum foundation that is powered by 25 skincare ingredients and leaves skin looking smoother, plumper, and more radiant.




SPF: SPF over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cordyceps and Ginseng: Replenish skin’s natural energy for healthy-looking, visibly glowing skin.
- A Moisture Complex including Hyaluronic Acid: Softens, visibly plumps skin, and reduces the appearance of fine dry lines.
- Vitamin E and UV Filters: Defend against skin-dulling UVA/UVB rays, pollution, and blue light.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan.

Bobbi BrownSkin Concealer Stick

Size: .11 oz/3 g·ITEM: 2552784

Color: Porcelain - very fair beige with neutral undertones

436 Reviews


It also blends out so well and doesn't leave my skin looking dry and flaky which is an issue I've had with many concealers I've used. ...I usually don’t go for concealer sticks since I felt like they emphasized texture on my skin but this one melts beautifully. I loved it especially for natural makeups where I don’t want any concealer lines or the overall look to be cakey.

What it is: A color-true concealer stick for evening and brightening imperfections with up to 12 hours of crease-proof comfort.

Coverage: Medium



Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Bobbi Brown’s first-of-its-kind transformative stick conceals imperfections with creamy coverage. The comfortable formula stays the day without settling, creasing, or caking and delivers immediate and all-day moisture for smoother, plumper-, healthy-looking skin.

Danessa Myricks BeautyYummy Skin Serum Foundation

Size: 0.85 oz/ 25mL·ITEM: 2574887

Color: 3P - fair skin with pink undertones

205 Reviews


I am a true believer that skin should look like skin (rather than porcelain) and this foundation does just that!!! ...I also found that the foundation cling to my dry flaky spots on my skin & nose, and overall did not feel hydrating.

What it is: A skincare-hybrid foundation with medium, buildable coverage that effortlessly creates a natural-looking, skin-like glow.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Oil: Intensely moisturizes and softens skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Olive-Derived Squalane: Known to balance oil production and diminish visible signs of aging.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.

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