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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Kryolan Ultra Underbase 60ml by Kryolan Professional MakeupKryolan Ultra Underbase 60ml by Kryolan Professional Makeup

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M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+
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Perfect for finishing makeup

I can't say this helps my makeup stay any longer than when I go without, but I love the finish right at the end when I spray it onto my face. It just melts all the makeup into my skin so you can't see any powdery bits or creases. I also use the spray on my makeup brushes when I want my eyeshadow more pigmented. Multi-use so not a bad price to give it a go!
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All In One Glow Foundation
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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat All In One Glow Foundation

Not medium cover

I purchase this after hearing Joanna rave about it. Not having flawless skin like Joanna I still purchased as it was supposed to be medium coverage. I would not call this medium coverage - well perhaps if you do 3 layers. Unfortunately not the foundation for me and I will keep using NARS sheer glow.
Barry M Illuminating Strobe Cream
Barry M
Barry M Illuminating Strobe Cream

Good old Barry M

I've been using Barry M products for over a decade now- I grew up in London, where Barry M is readily available in places like Boots and Superdrug. Their products have always been fun and good value- such a great range of colours and surprisingly good quality! This strobe cream is no different. It's an absolute bargain, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and provides a perfect bit of glow. I use t...