Powder Foundations For Dry Skin

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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.

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)

713 Reviews


Didn’t get oily at all and didn’t dry out my skin . I have very dry skin and surprisingly it didn’t make it dry at all ....It does oxidize so I recommend going for a lighter shade. Do not recommend for dry skin....Perfect for dry skin too

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


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.

IT CosmeticsCC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder Foundation

Size: 0.192 oz/ 5.44 g·ITEM: 2227593

Color: Fair - (W) (Ivory)

329 Reviews


A good option for dry skin...I initially bought this to use as a powder foundation. Although I wouldn't recommend it for this purpose - it clogged my pores and turned quite pink on my skin - it does offer a nice blurring effect on dry skin when used as a finishing powder. ...Not good for dry skin....I have combination dry skin with dry patches. This powder accentuated my dry patches.

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.


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.

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

241 Reviews


Such a great foundation and great for dry skin. Effortlessly covers imperfections and gives skin a flawless base. ...Looks good on dry skin....I tried this foundation and I liked it. I have very dry skin. With this one I feel like my skin doesn't look dry.

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.

Estée LauderFuturist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Foundation SPF 45

Size: 1.2 fl oz/ 35 mL·ITEM: 2324523

Color: 1N2 Ecru - light with neutral rosy undertones

633 Reviews


Favorite foundation for dry skin...I am in love with this foundation. I have very dry skin and this foundation makes my skin look so healthy and beautiful and keeps it that way all day. ...For Dry skin!...Good for dry skin!!!!!! This foundation hydrates my skin and has a really nice dewy finish.

What it is: A flawless foundation with breathable coverage and a radiant finish—powered with Estée Lauder skincare to hydrate, soothe, and protect.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Chia Seed Extract: Nourishes.
- Probiotic Technology: Soothes.
- IonCharged Water: Hydrates.


This foundation rocks my world...I started wearing Lancome Dual Finish powder foundation almost 20 years ago, when I was a greasy, zitty 13-year-old, and it worked wonderfully without making my skin worse. ...I took one star off because sometimes if your skin is dry or flaky this powder won't look as natural or nice as a foundation.

What it is: A sheer-to-full-coverage powder foundation has a versatile, mattifying, and long-wearing finish that is perfect for all skin types, including oily.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This versatile matte foundation is buildable, long-lasting, and can be used wet or dry. The face powder is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, covering imperfections, and as a sheer-coverage setting powder. The lightweight formula does not cake and offers a shine-free, natural look.

IT CosmeticsCC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum with SPF 40 and Niacinamide

Size: 1.1 oz / 32 mL·ITEM: 2515799

Color: Neutral Medium - medium complexion with neutral peach undertone

1.9K Reviews


Perfect for dry skin...This is my first time trying a CC cream and it’s amazing. Highly recommended for dry skin....Perfect for dry skin with tons of hydration. This literally feels like nothing is on my face.

What it is: A color-correcting, medium-coverage skin tint formulated with brightening glow serum and SPF 40 that delivers an immediate, visibly healthy glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Coverage: Medium



SPF: SPF Over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps visibly brighten skin, smooths skin texture, and reduces the look of dark spots and large pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Immediately, visibly plumps and hydrates skin.
- Green Tea Extract: Protects against environmental aggressors for healthy-looking skin.

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

Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2107852

Color: Medium Deep

88 Reviews


Great even for dry skin...I have dry skin so wear hydrating primer and water based foundation and this powder did not dry my skin and did well in keeping me slightly matte without turning oily! ...I have large pores and redness and this translucent powder completely blurs it. I also have dry skin so I was worried it would further dry my skin and make my foundation look cakey, but it doesn’t at all.

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

Size: 0.07 oz/ 2 g·ITEM: 1916659

Color: Translucent - for light to medium skin tones

72 Reviews


Perfect for my dry skin...Such an underrated powder! This made my base last all day without making it cakey (I used a setting spray too) but the powder is flying everywhere when you use it with a brush...It looks great when you first put it on, but it doesn’t hold make up for more than a couple of hours and I have dry skin.

What it is:
A finishing powder that is ultra-blurring and light-diffusing to impart unfiltered perfection on all skintones—in every light.

What it does:
The last step in your makeup routine, this pressed powder blurs, smooths, and reduces shine with the even, naturally matte coverage of ULTRA HD Pressed Powder.

LAWLESSConseal The Deal Long-Wear Full-Coverage Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2531036

Color: Almond - fair with peachy undertones

428 Reviews


Not for dry skin...Sadly, it is not made for my normal to dry skin. It was clinging to all my imperfections and highlighting imperfections you couldn’t even see on my bare face! ...I love this product perfectly amazing for dry skin!!

What it is: A long-wearing, lightweight fluid foundation that delivers modern full coverage with a self-setting, natural-matte finish. Vegan and silicone-free.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Nasturtium Flower Extract: Limits free-radical damage caused by blue light.
- Goji Berry: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and widely used to reduce visible signs of aging.
- Bisabolo and Ginger Extracts: Soothing anti-irritants suitable for dry, sensitive skin.

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