6 best foundations for dry skin

*Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. Before buying, it is necessary to consult with a specialist.

Each skin type requires an individual approach. So, the dry epidermis should not be subjected to additional dehydration, cosmetics should make up for the lack of fluid in the cells and maintain their elasticity. Presenting a ranking of the 6 best foundations for dry skin.

Best foundations for dry skin

NominationPlaceproduct nameprice
Rating of the best foundations for dry skin1La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation15 250€
4Urban Decay Naked Skin One Done3 200€
5NARS All Day Luminous3 644€
6SHISEIDO SYNCHRO SKIN with the effect of natural radiance3 720€

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation

Rating: 4.9


La Prairie’s award-winning Caviar Concealer Foundation is a lightweight, premium skin cream formulated with caviar extract to help leave the epidermis radiant, actively moisturize and restore the natural health of every cell. Caviar additionally stimulates tissue regeneration, firming and tightening, prevents aging, so the product is ideal for women of all ages.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer is foundation and concealer in one bottle. The product blends with the skin tone, masks skin blemishes and significantly refreshes the face. The main advantage is the absence of the mask effect, the cream spreads smoothly and does not form transitions in the contour of the application, provided the proper selection of tones. The foundation helps with a variety of imperfections, including covering dark spots and dark skin under the eyes. It retains the effect of hydration throughout the day, does not cause dryness, flaking, allergies are not defined.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation comes in 8 cool and warm shades for different skin tones.

Average price – 15000 €.


  • Expressed moisturizing effect;
  • Gives the skin a natural beauty and radiance;
  • Does not form color transitions along the contour of the application;
  • Masking pigment spots, moles, dark skin under the eyes;
  • Eight shades in the palette;
  • Prevents the epidermis from aging.


  • High price because of its natural caviar content.


Rating: 4.8


HELENA RUBINSTEIN COLOR CLONE HYDRA-24H second in the list gets positive feedback from women and makeup artists. It’s ultra light and almost weightless texture, perfectly adapts to the skin’s tone and has good concealing power. The foundation contains active encapsulated hyaluronic acid, which penetrates the skin and creates a shield of moisture, effective overnight. The complex also helps to increase the amount of moisture in the epidermis

  • The pidure® that helps hyaluronic acid to stay in the upper layers of tissues for a long time, even after removing makeup – some women report no need for separate moisturizing creams afterwards.

    The perfect adaptability to the skin is due to the Helena Rubinstein Color Clone pigment complex, which partially diffuses light and masks certain imperfections of the skin.

    HELENA RUBINSTEIN COLOR CLONE HYDRA-24H toner palette contains 6 light shades which perfectly match any skin tone.

    Average price – 1700 rubles.


    • Matching skin tone and no color transitions at the border of application;
    • Masking minor flaws in the skin;
    • Moisturizes throughout the day, even after removing makeup;
    • Improved formula of the hyaluronic acid used.


    • Not the best concealer of all skin flaws.


    Rating: 4.8


    The famous fashion house YSL offers a line of TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE TEINT foundations which is similar in its efficiency to a quality 8-hour sleep – it is the full rest that can make the skin perfect and healthy. The same way the product works – it perfectly masks imperfections, gives the face a glow, eliminates any signs of fatigue of the epidermis. The cream has a light texture that allows easy application and good adaptability of the shade to the skin tone.

    In addition to providing a tone and luminosity, the product has a complex action on the skin: the ANTI-FATIGUE system, containing vitamin E, prevents free radicals on the cells and prevents aging; russus extract improves microcirculation of blood and lymphatic fluid, which naturally attracts moisture to the epidermis and helps to restore elasticity to dry skin. Glowing, moisturizing effect lasts for up to 8 hours.

    YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT LE TEINT is recommended by the manufacturer to apply with a brush, so as to flatten the complexion more evenly and avoid color transitions. The palette has 16 shades of cream.

    Average price – 3000 rubles.


    • Dense yet lightweight texture;
    • Good adaptation and concealing properties;
    • Stimulation of the skin to natural renewal and radiance;
    • Minimum consumption of just two drops;
    • 16 shades in the palette.


    • Need a brush for application;
    • Precise foundation selection is necessary.

    Urban Decay Naked Skin One Done

    Rating: 4.


    Next on the list is Urban Decay Naked Skin One Done translucent tinting cream, which forms a weightless, refreshing coverage of the skin. It additionally protects dry skin from the sun with an SPF 20 factor.

    The cream is suitable for all skin types – it regulates the water balance in the upper layers of the epidermis thanks to wu zhu yu plant extract and prevents greasy skin from shining. For use with dry skin, it is recommended to apply Naked Skin One Done over a light moisturizer. Urban Decay Naked Skin One Done has no visible cellular hydration effect, nor does it have an obvious masking effect.

    Urban Decay Naked Skin One Done foundation is a lightweight toner that gives your skin a radiant glow. Ideal for use in the summer.

    6 shades in the palette. The average price of the cream is 3200 rubles.


    • Light texture and perfect adaptability to the skin tone;
    • Sun protection factor SPF 20;
    • To regulate the condition of the skin and give a glow;
    • Convenient dispenser.


    • Does not mask imperfections of the skin.

    NARS All Day Luminous

    Rating: 4.6


    Experts have awarded the fifth place of the rating to NARS All Day Luminous foundation which creates the perfect tone and radiance of the skin all day long. The palette contains 12 different shades, so the manufacturer made sure to find the most precise shade for each woman.

    All Day Luminous foundation contains moisturizing agents essential for dry skin to maintain water balance and cellular health. Enriched with a formula enriched with antioxidants to protect from environmental damage, it has sun protection properties (SPF 15). Using NARS All Day Luminous helps recreate a natural glow, perfect tone, lightly conceal imperfections, and the effect lasts up to 16 hours.

    Medium price – 3600 roubles.


    • A long-lasting formula for up to 16 hours;
    • 12 shades in a palette;
    • Sun protection factor SPF 15;
    • Effective concealer of imperfections;
    • A handy bottle with a dispenser;
    • Moisturizing formula that promotes healthy skin.


    • Not defined.


    Rating: 4.5


    SHISEIDO SYNCHRO SKIN Foundation Fluid for dry skin contains light-scattering pigments that refresh the skin tone, remove imperfections and luminosity. The product is suitable for all age groups – it is designed specifically to care for the epidermis, effectively moisturize, prepare the skin for makeup application.

    Perfect adaptability of the cream is ensured by Synchro Skin Glow formula, which contains the finest pigment and moisturizing ingredients that reinforce each other. The argan oil included is responsible for transporting moisture into the cells of the upper skin layers and saturates them with fatty acids that promote health and prevent aging. Thyme extract provides protection from harsh environmental factors and yuzu seeds help repair and regenerate cells. The complex action promotes the natural production of hyaluronic acid, while the proprietary Super Bio-Moisture Network effectively mattifies the face and prevents the aging of the epidermis.

    SHISEIDO SYNCHRO SKIN comes in 9 shades, also with different texture intensity. Average price – 3600 rubles.


    • Predominantly organic composition;
    • Expressive caring effect;
    • Appropriate for all age groups;
    • Stops the skin from aging.


    • lasts less than 8 hours (depending on skin type).
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