These Foundations Will Be Your Dry Skin Savior

If you mist your face approximately six times before lunch, swear by nightly sheet masks, and layer different serums daily (like Martha Stewart), you probably have dry skin. But why stop at your skin-care routine?

If you're rocking a foundation that's ultra-matte and leaves you with dry patches, you're kind of defeating the whole purpose of your ultra-hydrating skin-care routine. After all, what's the point in diligently keeping your skin moisturized if you cover it with drying makeup each morning? The answer to this piece of the skin puzzle, whether you suffer from parched skin or dry skin, is opting for hydrating face makeup.

Ahead, you'll find a few of our favorite hydrating foundations in every finish you could want, from radiant to dewy — and even matte that won't totally zap you of moisture. Dry skin has nothing on these skin saviors.

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Finish: Dewy
Healthy, luminous, radiant — these are finishes many of us strive to achieve using foundation. Luckily, this cushion compact delivers just that. But apart from the luxurious finish, it also smooths over dry patches easily and covers extremely well.

L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $16.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
Despite this product's CC cream moniker, it covers like a foundation. Plus, the formula has medium-to-full coverage, hyaluronic acid to hydrate dry skin, and SPF 50.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, $38, available at It Cosmetics.
Finish: Luminous
This bottle of foundation is a blogger and editor favorite — and for good reason. It's ideal for those of you who want a healthy glow, but are wary of looking shiny.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $64, available at Sephora.
This formula isn't unlike Nars' cult classic Sheer Glow Foundation, but with lighter coverage that packs a gorg glow.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, $49, available at Sephora.
Fake a facial with this luminous foundation, made with 40% water and a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to give you a just-left-my-aesthetician glow.

L’Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, $11.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
Finish: Natural
For those who want to even out their complexion, but hate the feeling of heavy makeup, Perricone MD's No Foundation Foundation will be right up your alley. The sheer formula feels like skin care, but has just enough coverage to stamp out redness and other minor imperfections.

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation, $55, available at Sephora.
Chanel's Vitalumière Aqua Foundation is yet another blogger, editor, and consumer favorite. The creamy, medium-coverage formula never accentuates dry patches on our skin, instead giving us an even, radiant glow.

Tip: Don't forget to give it a shake before using.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $45, available at Macy's.
This radiant tint from Neutrogena is super hydrating (thanks hyaluronic acid), has sheer-to-light coverage, and never leaves our skin feeling suffocated.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint, $14.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
Finish: Satin
Charlotte Tilbury's first foray into full-coverage foundation does not disappoint. The moisturizer-like cream melts into the skin, covering imperfections without looking obvious.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, $44, available at Nordstrom.
For those who fall between the matte and dewy spectrum will love this satin-finish foundation. It's ridiculously pigmented (seriously, it can cover anything from hyper-pigmentation to angry zits) yet it doesn't look unnatural once blended.
Finish: Matte
Not everyone with dry skin wants a dewy or radiant look, which is why moisturizing, matte foundations like this one are so great. It makes our skin look plump, healthy, and even — not parched or lackluster like some matte formulas.

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation, $9.99, available at Target.
This Velvet Matte Skin Tint is another hydrating matte base that really delivers on its promise. It feels like a tinted moisturizer, covers like a medium-coverage foundation, and mattifies like a lightweight powder.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, $44, available at NARS Cosmetics.
Nyx's Total Control drops may have a matte finish, but they can be mixed into face lotions or tinted moisturizers for custom coverage with an added boost of hydration.

NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation, $13.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
It's hard to go overboard with this sheer-but-buildable foundation. The formula itself is so lightweight that it melts into the skin, blurring imperfections without accentuating dryness.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation, 081 Fair Ivory,$7.99, available at CVS.
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