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powder foundations for dry skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for powder foundations for dry skin.

The best powder foundation for dry skin is one that matches your skin tone, has a good coverage, and is easy to apply. It should also be lightweight and won't cause your skin to look cakey or settle into lines. Here are some great options for powder foundations for dry skin.

lilah b.Flawless Finish Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 1978329

Color: b. pure - medium-dark with neutral to warm undertones

45 Reviews

$48.00

Great powder/foundation!...I usually don't wear foundation, but I tried the Flawless Finish as a dry powder and it is perfect! ...My new go-to foundation (for dry/textured skin)...I have a really weird skin "type" per say.. I'm super dry, have textured skin, big pores and ALOT of redness and acne.

Coverage:
✔ Light

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Radiant

What it is:
A multitasking sheer, weightless setting powder that doubles as a light coverage foundation for a shine-free, soft-focus, luminous, and natural finish.

What it does:
Flawless Finish Foundation is formulated with clean, botanical ingredients, including aloe and agar for their moisturizing and hydrating benefits. This velvety, lightweight foundation is buildable for medium coverage, yet feels as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.

La MerThe Sheer Pressed Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 1998061

Color: Translucent

46 Reviews

$100.00

The real amazing buy factors for this is that the tones actually mimic real skin tones and the finish makes my skin look like skin! ...Best Pressed Powder...It doesn't cake up and make your skin dry like most powders do. It's translucent too which is a great thing.

What it is: A pressed powder that blends away the look of imperfections and softens shine for a longwearing, matte finish, making this the ideal compact companion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also gluten-free.

Wander BeautyWanderlust Powder Foundation

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2097020

Color: Golden Medium - medium tan with warm golden undertones

282 Reviews

$40.00

I have been looking for a powder that would not dry my skin out. ...I have super dry skin and normally stay away from powder foundations, but this one is great!

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
An innovative, hydrating, ultra-fine powder foundation with globally sourced, skin-loving ingredients that glide on and last all day.

What it does:
Wanderlust Powder Foundation provides full coverage with an incredibly natural-looking finish. The lightweight and ultra-fine powder absorbs excess oil and minimizes pores without ever looking cakey. It’s infused with aloe leaf extract to moisturize skin and restore suppleness while hibiscus flower extract evens out your skin tone and increases the look of your skin’s elasticity.

IT CosmeticsCC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

Size: 0.192 oz/ 5.44 g·ITEM: 2227593

Color: Fair - (W) (Ivory)

308 Reviews

$39.00

As far as the review with the picture about it smearing....you should not apply this over freshly moisturized skin, or sweaty skin. Your skins should be dry when applied - it's powder....Powder Foundation for Sensitive Skin...I have dry and sensitive skin with rosacea.

What it is: A talc-free, lightweight, color-correcting pressed powder with buildable, sheer-to-full coverage.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Collagen: Enhances visible elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance.
- Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support natural collagen for smoother, firmer-looking skin.
- Niacin (B Vitamin): Supports skin barrier function and visible elasticity, promotes a more even-looking tone, and combats the appearance of blemishes and hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

Urban DecayStay Naked Weightless Foundation

Size: 1.0 fl oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2247328

Color: 91NN - ultra-deep neutral with a neutral undertone

2.1K Reviews

$40.00

It’s weightless like it claims. My skins was not left feeling dry or cakey. ...Like a second skin!...It can stay on my face at least 12 hours and never dries my skin even though I have dry skin.

What it is: A vegan, buildable, medium-coverage, lightweight foundation with a real-skin, long-lasting matte finish that stays put for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation is designed with nine shade intensities, three master tones, and seven undertones and has a lightweight, second-skin feel thanks to its breathable formula. Its medium coverage conceals uneven skin tone and minimizes the appearance of pores with a matte finish.

$39.00

Best powder ever! Perfect for dry skin, super soft, perfect color....I usually stay clear from powders as I have dry skin, and they always make my skin texture horrible (but I have good skin).

What it is: A brilliantly buildable, ultra-weightless, luxe setting powder that imparts radiant perfection in five shades formulated to match any skin tone.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino-Acid-Treated Powder: Ensures color-true performance, even through sweat and sebum, with high water repellency, improved slip, enhanced feel, better skin adhesion, and improved payoff.
- Lighter-than-Air Proprietary Powder Blend: An ultra-light, pure powder blend that gives a barely-there feel on skin with a unique, sensorial application.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

ShiseidoSynchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2324556

Color: 130 Opal - balanced with a slight golden tone for fair skin, neutral undertone

1.2K Reviews

$45.00

Great foundation in combination with liquid...I received this powder foundation complimentary to review. ...Stunning but not sure for sensitive skin...I usually only wear bare minerals loose powder foundation as a lot of other foundations break out my sensitive skin.

What it is: A creamy powder foundation that synchronizes with skin and self-refreshes nonstop for a just-applied look and flawless finish for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- ActiveForce™ Technology: Protects your flawless finish from the effects of sweat, oil, and facial movement.
- Responsive Sensory Technology: Adapts to skin’s condition, tone, and texture for truer illumination.
- SHISEIDO Smart Correcting Powder: Enhances skin’s surface texture and tone.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and hydroquinone.

La MerThe Soft Moisture Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.335 oz/ 9.5 g·ITEM: 2358893

Color: Alabaster

24 Reviews

$135.00

OMG this is AMAZING (and totally worth the hefty price tag)! I have super dry skin and usually powder foundations don’t work for me. ...It gives the right amount of coverage and doesn’t dry out my very dry skin in Dry AZ weather.

What it is: A buildable powder foundation with a soft, moisturizing texture for skin-enhancing coverage.

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

SPF: 30

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation’s creamy, silky texture captures the benefits of a liquid foundation in a light-as-air powder. The long-wearing, non-drying formula melts into skin to blur imperfections, visibly soften fine lines, and create a more even-toned appearance.

ONE/SIZE by Patrick StarrrTurn Up The Base Versatile Powder Foundation

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 2426930

Color: Medium 5 (G) - medium to tan, golden undertones (Patrick's Shade)

560 Reviews

$33.00

I love how soft and velvety this makes my skin look! Almost airbrushed but isn’t too thick or heavy. ...It perfects my skins appearance to where you’d ask “pores where???”

What it is: A buttery-smooth, buildable, medium- to full-coverage powder foundation with a multiuse formula, a soft-matte finish and up to 12 hours of wear.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Texturizers and Microspheres: Visibly blur pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture with a soft-focus effect.
- Rice Silk Powder: Helps create a soft-focus appearance.
- Triple-Milled Micronized Purest Pigments: Create undetectable, seamless, true-color coverage that lasts for up to 12 hours.

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