If you have really dry skin what foundation do you use?

(45 Posts)
Marmaladecat1 Wed 23-Apr-14 18:49:04

I'm using clinique better than erm...something! Foundation. It's all cakey and powdery on my face.
I use Nivea express hydration primer

And bottom butter as a moisturiser

What now?

I'm fed up of this! sad

LittleBellaMummy Wed 23-Apr-14 18:55:25

Some of the Dior foundations are pretty good. If you don't mind a light coverage try a tinted moisturiser?

Incapinka Wed 23-Apr-14 18:59:01

I use Bobbie brown. I use cliniques dramatically whatever moisturiser, followed by BB primer (which I love) and then their foundation and this does the trick and lasts...

mrsbucketxx Wed 23-Apr-14 19:01:38

I use no7 serum then day cream then b from super drug 16 hour foundation,

If I dont use both serum and day cream it looks awfull.

ElBombero Wed 23-Apr-14 19:02:40

Very interested in this thread. I recently bought Estée Lauder DW which was to thick and cakey, thrived to EL DW light n well it's too light

PlantsAndFlowers Wed 23-Apr-14 19:03:05

Bobbi Brown tinted balm

Realitybitesyourbum Wed 23-Apr-14 19:03:22

Try a mineral foundation . Much better for dry skin. I use body shop one and its lovely, not cakey at all!

McFlurry Wed 23-Apr-14 19:11:45

You need a better moisturiser. Bottom butter is a barrier cream, not a moisturiser.

I have super dry skin (and eczema). I am currently using Simple replenishing moisturiser which is proving very effective (I'm usually a brand snob so am presently surprised by this discovery). My foundation is Chanel vitalumiere.

itiswhatitiswhatitis Wed 23-Apr-14 19:13:41

I use l'oreal mineral foundation

Onlyconnect Wed 23-Apr-14 19:17:57

I second Bobbi Brown tinted moisturiser. It's lovely and great for dry skin. I use Dior Forever foundation.

vintagenurse Wed 23-Apr-14 19:25:24

I have horrible dry flaky skin, combined with cystic acne and lots of red acne scarring to my face. I have got the cystic acne under control with epiduo cream on prescription and I was using a face wash but I think washing with water was aggravating the dryness, so I am using a wipe off nivea cleanser which has improved things.

I use simple moisturisers and for foundation I am mixing a blob of clarins beauty flash balm with a smaller blob of rimmel matte foundation, mixing them together and then applying to the face. This has really improved the flaky cakey look.

summerlovingliz Wed 23-Apr-14 19:37:17

Dior BB cream, it's lovely for dry skin

jan2014 Wed 23-Apr-14 19:49:10

laura mercier do foundation for dry skin. im very pleased with mine, so natural and healthy looking.

bishboschone Wed 23-Apr-14 21:17:20

botanics bb cream .. I moisturise morning and night and this keeps my skin looking quite dewy .

piscivorous Wed 23-Apr-14 21:25:10

I'm the same, everything goes caked and powdery on me even with a primer. I am using Garnier Miracle Cream at the moment which just gives a touch of colour while moisturising but cannot find anything with any coverage that is ok

I have dry skin mainly in patches on my forehead and cheeks. Moisturiser and foundation used to be a nightmare. I swapped to using Salcura in January and have had no dry skin since. The best foundation IMO is Chanel vitalumiere aqua.

Snog Wed 23-Apr-14 22:43:13

Use dermaflannel then touche eclat - looks like you are not wearing foundation!!!

HappyAsEyeAm Wed 23-Apr-14 22:47:43

I have really dry skin. There are two moisturisers that I really like -YSL touche eclat foundation and chantecaille oil free gel foundation. The chantecaille one has better coverage, but the YSL one makes my skin glow.

I also like Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser for summer.

singaporeswing Thu 24-Apr-14 04:28:55

I have really dry skin. The only thing that has cleared up my dry patches is Origins Make a Difference moisturiser in the evening and then a decent primer in the morning.

I've started using Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme foundation and it is gorgeous. Really smooth, blends fabulously and good coverage without being cakey.

I have had a lot of comments about my dewy skin since using these products.

Walnut8 Thu 24-Apr-14 05:16:59

I used Chanel when my skin was dry. I actually think I was just overcleansing (and using acne creams) and not moisturising enough. Now that I've sorted my acne, I use the intensive Cetaphil moisturiser under Revlon Colorstay or Lancome foundation and no longer have dryness issues. I had really flaky, dry awful skin for a while and it was impossible to get foundation to look decent.

Lottapianos Thu 24-Apr-14 08:39:09

Really dry skin here too. I use sunflower oil for cleansing and use Astral for day and Nivea for night. Skin is glowing. I use Rimmel Match Perfection foundation.

Your diet can help improve dry skin too - loads of water, good fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts. No fags. Watch the booze, sugar and caffeine.

BumgrapesofWrath Thu 24-Apr-14 09:08:42

Really dry skin here. I use MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 foundation, and I also use their Prep and Prime. I find my skin doesn't look patchy or flaky when I wear it.

BumgrapesofWrath Thu 24-Apr-14 09:09:08

Oh, and moisturiser I use Aveeno

MillionPramMiles Thu 24-Apr-14 09:53:22

Have you tried mixing a moisturiser into foundation? I mix Clinique's moisturiser into their most moisturising foundation before applying.

A lot of the other brands I've tried (MAC, Bobbi Brown etc) have aggravated my eczema.

ElBombero Thu 08-May-14 07:27:11

Where sell Laura mercier?

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