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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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50 IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50
IT Cosmetics
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50

Full coverage

Definitely full coverage and had staying power, didn’t budge when water was applied to my skin. You don’t need to use a lot of this product to achieve the coverage.
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Kryolan Professional Makeup
Kryolan Combi Duo - Shade/Highlight - YH + T5


Great contouring duo, very pigmented and long lasting
Kryolan HD Micro Foundation Cream Palette - 15Kryolan HD Micro Foundation Cream Palette - 15
Kryolan Professional Makeup
Kryolan HD Micro Foundation Cream Palette - 15


Great foundation palette for a make up artist, high quality and the foundation is flawless