Best Foundations for Dry Skin in India (Makeup Basics)

Finding the right foundation for dry skin can be a task since everything tends to look cakey and flaky on the dry patches, especially at the drugstore. Read on to know my top five picks from the drugstore for dry skin. The best part? They're easily available in India, offline and few, online (you can easily get your hands on them from nykaa and they are always on some discount).

TIP: To begin with, it is really important to prepare your skin well before makeup, be it skincare or priming. Also, if you've dry skin make sure you use a damp sponge to do your makeup rather than using a brush since it tends to micro-exfoliate the skin and coats the flakes of dry skin making them look more prominent. On the other hand, a damp sponge makes sure the flakes of skin lay flat, so they don't look obvious and it also picks up any excess foundation. Also, make sure you are scrubbing your skin before wearing makeup to take care of dry patches, also, moisturize well.

Coming back to the agenda, here are my picks:

1. LA Girl PRO Coverage HD Foundation

Price: Rs 1150
Best for dry skin, full coverage. Ultra dewy finish. Does not look cakey. Photographs well, without flashback as it does not contain SPF. So wearing a sunscreen for day time use with this is a must. Comes with a pump.

2. Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

Suitable for dry skin, medium coverage. No SPF, thus photographs well. Good for everyday use as well because it is paraben free and contains hyaluronic acid, ingredients are safe. Dewy,skin-like finish, looks very natural on the skin. It's a squeezy tube with a nozzle that dispenses product.

3. Milani Conceal+Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation+Concealer

Price: Rs 1200
Good for dry as well as oily skin. Full coverage, very true to its name, can be used as both foundation as well as concealer. Comes with a pump packaging. Does not cling on to dry areas, does not emphasize texture.

4. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

Price: Rs 575
Good for people who have combination dry skin, where some areas on their face are oily and some are dry, it is very difficult to find the perfect balance. This is your pick. Very affordable for the quality of it. Soft matte finish. The dry areas need to be moisturized well before application, natural finish. No SPF, photographs well. Can be used for daily wear as well as on occasions.

5. Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation

Price: Rs 750
Good for dry skin, medium coverage. Ultra soft to touch almost like whipped cream. Contains SPF 24+, thus good for day usage, wouldn't recommend using at night due to flashback. Photographs flawlessly during the day. Skin-like finish, not too dewy, not too matte, albeit gravitates towards the dewy side more.


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