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Best Foundations For Dry Skin Available In India

Are you looking for which are the best foundations for dry skin in India?


Then, you are reading the right blog.


Do you have dry skin with acne? Flaky and textured skin?


There are always available some best foundations for dry skin.


What causes dry skin?


The causes of dry skin are inadequate amount of water intake, unhealthy food consumption, stress, lack of sleeping, weather conditions, using harsh products on the skin, hot showers etc.


Change your lifestyle, drink a lot of water and that will help you to keep your skin hydrated. With a consistent skincare routine (you may also read my skincare routine blog), there are some really best foundations for dry skin in India, which may resolve your problems.

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Last Modified on 2018-07-25
Ratings:   5.00 from 2 Reviews

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Foundation is the most important product for our makeup because rest of the face makeup depends on it. If we will choose a wrong foundation, we will end up looking like a ghost.


When it comes to one-time investment on makeup products, we should definitely make a wise decision.


Dry skin can get quite flaky and textured, so you should select a formula that will not only boost the moisture levels, but also one that won’t settle into fine lines, as this can make skin look drier.


Choosing a water-proof, long lasting foundation is as important as choosing the right shade of a foundation. If you sweat a lot, your foundation will melt away and your face will leave with no foundation in case you didn’t pick a water-proof, long lasting foundation.


MY FOUNDATION STORY


A few years back I had no idea of makeup. I was going through a very bad skin phase because I have super dry skin and it was getting more dry and flaky because of the foundation and moreover my cousin sister was getting married that time.


 I was really worried about my skin and makeup. If you have dry flaky skin like mine you can only imagine what a nightmare it was. Then my sister’s makeup artist told me about some hydrating and dry skin friendly foundation that could help me out. And I found my first favourite foundation.


I have tried and tested a few foundations and they have the best shade matches for Indian skin tone.

HOW TO APPLY FOUNDATION ON DRY SKIN


Before applying any foundation do some skin care steps and prepare your skin for makeup. To look your foundation on dry skin at its best, make sure you are exfoliating, moisturising and priming your face properly. To know more about how to apply foundation read my blog.


We all have different skin types, priorities and our personal favourites, but all that factors on my mind I have listed top 10 foundations available in India, to help you out on choosing the right foundation for you.


Read my reviews of the best foundations for dry skin in India below.


BEST FOUNDATIONS FOR DRY SKIN IN INDIA



  1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation

  2. Nykaa SKIN genius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

  3. L'Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

  4. A. Girl Pro Coverage HD Longwear Illuminating Foundation

  5. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

  6. Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Normal / Dry Skin

  7. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

  8. The Body Shop Moisture Foundation with spf 15

  9. Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

  10. Kiko Milano Smart Hydrating Foundation

All these best foundations for dry skin are available on local stores and online (NYKAA, Amazon, Flipkart) as well.


Best affordable foundation for dry skin


#1: Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation


best foundations for dry skin - Maybelline Fit Me

Product Details:



  1. It sounds like matte & poreless but trust me guys Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation suits dry skin very well. It is not thick and cakey like other matte foundations.

  2. Its formula is very lightweight and gives you low to medium coverage. This foundation leaves skin looking fresh and natural, so, you can use this on everyday basis.

  3. It has a very mild fragrance that won’t bother you a bit.


Price: 500/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: It comes with 40 different shades.


Here is few shade options listed below:



  • 115 Ivory

  • 228 Soft Tan

  • 330 Toffee

  • 130 Buff Beige

  • 320 Natural Tan

  • 310 Sun Beige

  • 120 Classic Ivory

  • 238 Rich Tan

  • 322 Warm Honey

  • 220 Natural Beige

  • 128 Warm Nude

  • 332 Golden Caramel

  • 235 Pure Beige

  • 125 Nude Beige

  • 230 Natural Buff


 Pros:



  • The Fit Me foundation comes in 40 shades.

  • Suitable for almost every skin types.

  • Does not look cakey at all.

  • Blends very easily and gives a natural finish


Cons:



  • Staying power is not good enough.

  • Contains paraben.

  • Does not come up with a pump dispenser.


My opinion: If you are looking for a budget friendly everyday wear foundation then I would definitely recommend this foundation.


Best hydrating foundation for dry skin


#2: Nykaa SKIN genius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation


best foundations for dry skin - Nykaa SKIN genius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation

Product Details:



  1. This Nykaa SKIN genius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation contains Hyaluronic Acid which is great for dry skin people.

  2. It gives a natural glow to the skin and does not oxidize.

  3. The formula of this foundation is thin but a little tacky and gives you medium coverage.


Price: 575/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: This foundation comes with 5 different shades.



  • Pure Ivory 01

  • Almond Beige 02

  • Warm Sand 03

  • True Tan 04

  • Golden Honey 05


Pros:



  • Paraben free.

  • Blends very easily.

  • Feels hydrated.

  • Budget & Travel friendly.

  • You can apply this foundation with a buffing brush or a beauty sponge.


Cons:



  • Comes with only 5 shades.

  • Cannot hide dark spots & blemishes.

  • Feels a little sticky on the skin.


My opinion: Except the shade range this is definitely a must buy product.


Best foundation for dry patchy skin


#3: L'Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation


This L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation is my Holy Grail foundation.


best foundations for dry skin - L'Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

Product Details:



  1. Texture of this foundation is thick and dense but light on the skin.

  2. It stays 6 to 7 hours without any touch up.

  3. It glides on the skin, sets effortlessly and gives you medium to full coverage.

  4. Blends very well but you need to blend this foundation quickly.


Price: 1325/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: L’Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation comes with 11 shades.



  • 235 Honey

  • 140 Golden Beige

  • 300 Amber

  • 150 Radiant Beige

  • 200 Golden Sand

  • 145 Rose Beige

  • 220 Sand

  • 320 Caramel Toffee

  • 125 Natural Rose

  • 120 Vanilla

  • 250 Radiant Sand


 Pros:



  • Long lasting formula.

  • Feels light on the skin.

  • Travel friendly.

  • Coverage is good and you can skip concealer if you have clear skin.

  • Does not leave white cast.


Cons:



  • Price is on the higher side.

  • Oxidises after a few hours.


My opinion: People with extremely dry skin can go for it.


Best full coverage foundation for dry skin

#4: L.A. Girl Pro Coverage HD Longwear Illuminating Foundation


I just love this foundation. This is one of the best liquid foundations I have ever had and I swear by it.


best foundations for dry skin - L.A. Girl Pro Coverage HD Longwear Illuminating Foundation

Product Details:



  1. This foundation gives full coverage and flawless finish.

  2. Formula is very lightweight which is very comfortable for all day wear and it gives an illuminating effect to the skin.

  3. This foundation has anti-oxidants that help to hydrate the skin and improve the skin’s appearance.


Price: 1150/-


Item Weight: 28ml


Shades: This foundation is available in 16 different shades.



  • Soft Honey

  • Warm Caramel

  • Beige

  • Toast

  • Sand

  • Bronze

  • Natural

  • White

  • Porcelain

  • Coffee

  • Nude Beige

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Fair

  • Warm Beige

  • Rich Cocoa

  • Tan


 Pros:



  • Full coverage.

  • Long lasting.

  • Luminous finish.

  • Blends really well.

  • Wide shade range.

  • Pump packaging.

  • Paraben free.


Cons:



  • Little expensive.

  • Some may do not like that shine.


My opinion: One who is looking for a glowy foundation can go for it. But be a little careful with the shade because it oxidises.


Best long-lasting foundation for dry skin

#5: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation


best foundations for dry skin - Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

Product Details:



  1. This Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation is sweat-proof and very long lasting product.

  2. It moisturises, hydrates the skin and gives a subtle finish to the skin.

  3. This foundation doesn't appear to crawl into wrinkles, or fine lines.


Price: 600/-


Item Weight: 30ml


Shades: This foundation comes with 8 different shades.



  • 103 True Ivory

  • 300 Sand

  • 202 Nude

  • 100 Ivory

  • 201 Classic Beige

  • 200 Soft Beige

  • 301 Warm Honey

  • 400 Natural Beige


 Pros:



  • Medium to high coverage.

  • Sweat-proof, hydrating foundation.

  • Last longer.

  • Fair price.


Cons:



  • Not good for every undertone.

  • Shade range is not good enough.

  • Oxidises after a few hours.


My opinion: This foundation really lasts for a longer period of time.

Best drugstore foundation for dry skin

#6: Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Normal / Dry Skin


best foundations for dry skin - Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Normal / Dry Skin

If you have dry skin and don't know which foundation to choose just go for it and I swear you won't regret.


Product Details:



  1. The consistency of this Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Normal / Dry Skin foundation is not too thick or too runny and glides on the skin evenly.

  2. Long wearing foundation that gives you medium to full coverage and a matte finish. But you don’t need to worry about dry patches or creasing your foundation.

  3. It has a very strong fragrance which fades away after few hours of application. If you have any allergy from strong scent, then don’t go for this foundation.


Price: 1250/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Normal / Dry Skin is available in 13 shades.



  • Ivory

  • Buff

  • Sand Beige

  • Nude

  • Natural Beige

  • Medium Beige

  • Fresh Beige

  • True Beige

  • Natural Tan

  • Toast

  • Caramel

  • Cappuccino

  • Porcelain


 Pros:



  • Available in 13 different shades.

  • Staying power is upto 8 hours.

  • Covers almost all the blemishes.

  • Gives matte finish without drying the skin.

  • Easily available.

  • Pump packaging.


 Cons:



  • Strong fragrance.

  • Price on the higher side.


My opinion: This is one of the best foundations for dry skin.


Best foundation for dry skin

#7: L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup


best foundations for dry skin - L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

Product Details:



  1. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup foundation has 3 powerful ingredients that improves your skin and hydrates all day long.

  2. It has very lightweight formula for all day wear and provides an illuminating effect to the skin.

  3. This foundation has sun protection with SPF 20 and gives medium coverage.


Price: 900/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup foundation is available in 15 shades in warms, neutrals, and cools.



  • Buff Beige

  • Classic Beige

  • Classic Tan/ Cappuccino

  • Creamy Natural

  • Natural Beige

  • Natural Buff

  • Nude Beige

  • Nut Brown/Cocoa

  • Porcelain/Light Ivory

  • Sand Beige

  • Shell Beige

  • Soft Ivory/Classic Ivory

  • Soft Sable

  • Sun Beige

  • True Beige


Pros:



  • It has SPF 20.

  • Makes skin healthier.

  • Convenient pump dispenser.

  • Gives a luminous effect.


 Cons:



  • Does not stay for long.

  • Hard to blend.


My opinion: You need to touch up after one and a half hour which is not so good.


Best foundation for dry sensitive skin

#8: The Body Shop Moisture Foundation with SPF 15


best foundations for dry skin - The Body Shop Moisture Foundation with SPF 15

Product Details:



  1. This is a lightweight liquid foundation with SPF 15 that protects you from the harmful UV rays.

  2. It provides a perfect moisturized skin with medium coverage.

  3. This foundation lasts for 5-6 hours.

  4. This is dermatologically tested and delivers a healthy looking, radiant complexion.


Price: 1395/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: Available in 8 different shades.



  • 01

  • 02

  • 03

  • 04

  • 05

  • 06

  • 07

  • 08


Pros:



  • Nice packaging.

  • Has sun protection.

  • Very light on the skin.

  • Easy to blend.

  • Does not dry out the skin.

  • Good staying power.


Cons:



  • Contains Paraben


Best foundation for dry skin

#9: Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation


best foundations for dry skin - Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

Product Details:



  1. Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation comes with a sleek tube packaging with a silver twist open cap, which is really very handy while travelling.

  2. A liquid foundation leaves a very natural skin like finish.

  3. Lightweight formula provides moisturising effects and contains UV filters, which give sun protection benefits.


Price: 725/-


Item Weight: 30ml


Shades: Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation comes with 3 shades.



  • 003 Warm Beige

  • 001 Classic Ivory

  • 002 Nude Beige


Pros:



  • Handy tube packaging.

  • Perfect for everyday usage.


 Cons:



  • Looks cakey on layering


My opinion: This is good for daily wear. The skin absorbs the product and sets so well on the skin.


Best foundation for dry skin in India

#10: Kiko Milano Smart Hydrating Foundation


best foundations for dry skin - Kiko Milano Smart Hydrating Foundation

Product Details:



  1. Kiko Milano Smart Hydrating Foundation provides a moisturising and evening liquid foundation, for a flawless complexion.

  2. The texture of this foundation is very moisturising with easily buildable medium coverage that ensures a natural and long-lasting satin finish, for flawless skin.


Price: 590/-


Item Weight: 30 ml


Shades: Kiko Milano Smart Hydrating Foundation is available in 19 different shades.



  • Neutral 80

  • Cool Rose 20

  • Neutral 40

  • Neutral 170

  • Warm Beige 40

  • Warm Beige 90

  • Neutral 145

  • Cool Rose 10

  • Neutral 20

  • Warm Beige 15

  • Warm Rose 01

  • Warm Rose 05

  • Warm Rose 50

  • Warm Beige 30

  • Warm Beige 60

  • Warm Beige 130

  • Neutral 60

  • Warm Rose 30

  • Neutral 100


Pros:



  • Handy tube packaging.

  • Perfect for everyday usage.

  • Price on the affordable side.

  • Glides on the skin easily.

  • Suitable for all skin types.

  • Paraben free.

  • Dermatologically tested.


Cons:



  • Needs to blend quickly.

  • Does not hydrate the skin as it claims.


My opinion: I love this foundation.

So, these are my top picks for best foundations for dry skin in India. I hope you find this article helpful and now you won’t face any problem to choose the right foundation for your dry skin.


Which is your favourite foundation?


Let us know in the comment section below.





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  • Ratings: 5/5

    This foundation list is really helpful. I am using 2 foundations mentioned in your list. Please make an another post about best foundations for dry skin with high range products.
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  • Ratings: 5/5

    Hey Dreamy Priyanka this is really helpfull. I am confused about foundation. Your post really helps me to choose my best foundation. Please make an article for oly skin also.
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