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IN THE MEDIA: We’ve found the best foundations for dry skin

First published in Beauty Crew, 17 January 2019 by Chelsea Tromans

For us dry skin sufferers, these issues are constantly getting in the way of our flawless base goals: a rough texture due to flaking; a tight, parched feeling; a dull appearance; and the highly likely event that foundation will settle in our dry patches. We sure pulled the short straw, didn’t we?!

If you have dry skin, chances are any foundation that claims to mattify is your worst nightmare. Instead, words like ‘hydrating’, ‘dewy’ and ‘non-cakey’ get you excited.

While matte finishes and powder formulas shouldn’t be off the table completely (spoiler: we found some foundations that fit the brief for these two prerequisites), liquids, semi-matte to luminous finishes, and formulas packed with skin-loving ingredients are generally a winning combination for transforming your flaky, dry skin into the perfect canvas.

Since finding the right foundation for your dry skin needs is such an important one - and a difficult one - we enlisted the expertise of our Beauty Crew team and SUPERcrew members and asked them to share their personal faves for the best foundation for dry skin in Australia. These are their Holy Grails.

#9 / Adorn Cosmetics Hydrating Cream Mineral Botanical Foundation Stick

Our pick for the best full coverage foundation for dry skin, this Australian-made and cruelty-free stick foundation is proof that maximum coverage can still look dewy. A great fit for dry and/or mature skin, besides organic jojoba and shea butter to rehydrate dry skin, antioxidant-rich vitamins A and E provide skin with protection from free radicals.

The review: “I personally love a new Australian cosmetic from Adorn Cosmetics. It is a stick foundation. It's so lightweight on the skin which makes it very hydrating, too. You don't need a lot for coverage and perfect with my dry skin and age. It's also not tested on animals.” Amanda, SUPERcrew member

Cost: $75

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