Shop Makeup For Dry Skin

Finding the right makeup for dry skin is essential - it's surprising how many formulas can cling unflatteringly to dry areas, or look too "flat" rather than like skin. Those of us with dry skin at Adore Beauty have put together a list of our favourite products.


From light coverage to full, from primers to setting sprays, we've got dry skin covered. After moisturising, apply a primer made to hydrate the skin. This will keep your skin from looking flat or full throughout the day, while really locking in your makeup. Try going for a lighter coverage foundation with a dewy finish, and go back in with a high coverage concealer over any blemishes.

If your skin is too dry for powder, skip it completely! Or if you still get an oily T-zone, only apply powder where you need it. Try using a mineral powder over the top of tinted moisturiser, which will add just a bit of coverage but wont completely mattify your face.


And speaking of, try giving mineral powder a shot! Many new-generation mineral powders are made with skincare ingredients and emollients, so you may be very surprised at how flattering and hydrating they are.


A cream blush and contour will add dimension and colour. Look for creams that have a transparent base - think more like a jelly than a cream. Or try a liquid tint, which will last all day and give you a natural looking flush.


Don't forget - there are hydrating setting sprays that leave you with a dewy, hydrated finish and keep your makeup looking fresh.


Still not sure about which makeup solution you need to perfect your look? We'd love to help! Simply fill out our makeup product recommendation form and we'll get you in touch with our trained makeup artists.

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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All In One Glow FoundationYves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All In One Glow Foundation
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All In One Glow Foundation

Just the right amount of glow

I usually do not like foundations that are 'glowy' or 'dewy' however I am in love with this!!
My skin looks so fresh when I wear this foundation as it provides a light natural-looking glow and it evens out my skin tone.
I wear this foundation daily and have received so many compliments on my skin since I began wearing it.
Inika Certified Organic BB CreamInika Certified Organic BB Cream
Inika Certified Organic BB Cream


I LOVE the BB cream.

I have always worn quite heavy makeup but I decided to try something new, something better for my skin and so I tried both the Inika BB Cream and the foundation. The BB cream is great. It is sheer to medium, buildable coverage. It covers my acne gently, and honestly, my skin has cleared up immensely since switching to Inika BB cream. My skin has NEVER looked better. I will forever use this.

Also, for night-time or events, I use the BB cream with the powder foundation. Looks good and gives great coverage!
Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral FoundationInika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation
Inika Certified Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation

Just Okay

The foundation is OK. I much prefer the BB cream. I found the foundation went patchy sometime during my day at work. It didn't look too bad, but the BB cream is way more natural looking.

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