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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Recent reviews on Makeup For Dry Skin products

Dr Hauschka FoundationDr Hauschka Foundation
Dr. Hauschka
Dr Hauschka Foundation

too light

This didn't give me the coverage I wanted, wayy too light.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lip & CheeksBobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lip & Cheeks
Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lip & Cheeks

Stunning on skin

Beautiful on the skin, gives a natural, radiant, flushed look, super easy to apply on cheeks, lips, and even on eyes. Great for minimal makeup looks or a monochromatic look.
Burt's Bees BB CreamBurt's Bees BB Cream
Burt's Bees
Burt's Bees BB Cream

Unfortunately not for me

unfortunately this product wasn't for me. I felt like this product really struggled to blend seamlessly into my skin, no matter what application method I used. I looked at my skin after an hour or so and you could visibly see the makeup sitting on top of the skin or separating in areas. I gave it a good go, but also found that it was starting to break me out.
Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish 118mlSkindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish 118ml
Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish 118ml

It's ok

I'm not sure if this actually makes a difference to the longevity of my makeup. I actually prefer how my makeup wears without it which is saying something. I also feel like it broke me out a couple of times. I think it's an overhyped product for me.

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