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

Cinch Face Cheat Moisture + GlowCinch Face Cheat Moisture + Glow
Cinch Face Cheat Moisture + Glow

Glowy and light

Not sure if it really shrinks pores like it advertises, but it’s light, non greasy and gives a nice glow if you’re looking for a dewy finish.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer 30mlYves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer 30ml
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer 30ml


Beautifully to go on lasted all day. Didn’t feel as though I had any makeup on! Preserved my makeup all day
Estée Lauder Perfecting Primer The IlluminatorEstée Lauder Perfecting Primer The Illuminator
Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder Perfecting Primer The Illuminator


It gives a slight sheer glow and enables a very smooth makeup application.

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