Woah there, it looks like your browser is out of date.

To get the best experience, please update your browser.

The Best Liquid Foundations for Dry Skin: 26K Reviews
Best of Influenster

The Best Liquid Foundations for Dry Skin: 26K Reviews

Based on 26,188 Influenster Reviews

When you have dry skin, the last thing you want to do is put on a foundation or something that's going to look like a cakey, chalky mess. You need a foundation that hydrates and moisturizes.

Influensters have left tens of thousands of reviews on which foundations will do just that. Check out this roundup of the best liquid foundations for dry skin.

23
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation
BY ESTÉE LAUDER
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars73%
  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (10,172 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $42.00
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2017
Highlighted Review
Melina G.Melina G. said...
I've been using this foundation for more than 5 years now and have to say this is by far the best foundation. I have dry skin and my T-zone tends to get oily throughout the day and this foundation doesn't make me look too cakey, doesn't leave dry patches and it doesn't make my T zone look very oily. I don't use primer or powder which is bit surprising how long the foundation alone lasts. I either use flat brush or even my hands to apply this foundation it all depends on you. The colour range for this foundation is just wonderful as every women can find their shade. I use NC 20 (for MAC) and for double wear foundation I use 'Sand' shade. I would say this foundation has medium to high coverage, it hides all my acne scars, redness and even massive pimple that is about to pop anytime without making it obvious that I have huge pimple underneath my foundation. (I don't use concealer). During summer I always want to try foundation that is more lighter so my skin can breathe but every time I try other foundation, it would leave dry patches, fine lines and at the end of the day I would look like grease ball.. After that I would just return to using double wear, it's like my skin needs this foundation no matter what. And no your skin won't breakout even if you use this during summer. I even go jogging, hiking and clubbing, your foundation won't budge a little. The price can be expensive for some, like it was for me , but trust me it is worth every penny. Little goes long way for this foundation and I'd say it's better to buy this which lasts months and months than repurchasing foundation every now or so. ...read more
From Our Members
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation uploaded by Desiree C.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation uploaded by Elizabeth M.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation uploaded by Christina B.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation uploaded by Arianna A.
See All Photos & Videos
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation
BY MAKE UP FOR EVER
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars66%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.5 / 5 (6,826 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $43.00
Highlighted Review
Natasha S.Natasha S. said...
This is my holy grail foundation! I have a medium complexion with very yellow undertones. I sampled many shades of this foundation before I purchased the color Y375. I have ALWAYS had an issue finding a foundation that's the right shade for me and one that has a strong yellow undertone. I definitely recommend not only getting matched in Sephora for your shade but asking for a sample. Originally I was matched to a shade that seemed to match but throughout the day made my face very red looking (Y415). I ended up emailing Makeup Forever asking for a lighter more yellow shade and they recommended Y375 which was my perfect shade.

I love this foundation because the color matches me perfectly and it makes my skin look flawless on stage and off stage. I have very dry skin and this foundation has never clung to any dryness on my skin. It holds up fabously throughout winter and summer months when I'm sweating buckets or flaking. Another reason I love this foundation is because it looks great in photos and on stage! I do a lot of theatre and this foundation holds up during all my performances and stays on beautifully under the harsh stage lights. In my experiences it hasn't transferred onto any clothing items. I use this foundation with a beauty blender and it's definitely a buildable foundation. I definitely recommend this foundation and if you're unsure about buying it get a sample at a Sephora near you! Originally I was tied between this foundation and Born This Way but the Ultra Hd won my heart! ...read more
From Our Members
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation uploaded by Julie S.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation uploaded by Drew P.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation uploaded by Tia D.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation uploaded by Amy C.
See All Photos & Videos
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
BY TARTE
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (3,556 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $39.00
Highlighted Review
Sabrina M.Sabrina M. said...
@tartecosmetics has done it again!! I've made a post about this before but I have to say I forget how good my skin looks and feels when I wear this. I have combo skin, and I find that this foundation sets really well on the face, leaves a nice natural finish, and doesn't oxidize (which is a huge issue for me). The shade I bought seem to match my skin tone pretty well, which is always a plus. I'm so fair it's hard to find something that actually looks great. The coverage is on the lighter side of medium, which is fine. It covers up discolourations but doesn't leave my skin looking cakey. However, I will mention that you need to set this with powder so that it doesn't move around. The times I've worn it without setting it, it's done fine, but the staying power improves tremendously and it looks way better when you do. The best thing is this is a water based foundation so if you're struggling with things that break you out give this a go! 21 shades to choose from and it's got a spf of 15!! ...read more
From Our Members
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Lauren H.
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Ida C.
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Jessica D.
tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Jessica D.
See All Photos & Videos
50% OFF REDEEM.
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
BY BOBBI BROWN
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (110 reviews)
Highlighted Review
Jesica K.Jesica K. said...
This is my go-to winter foundation. I have dry skin (even dryer in winter) so I love the rich formulation (and the spf, because I usually don't apply a layer of sunscreen in winter).

I'm also fond of Bobbi's color range in this line! My skin tone is hard to match... I'm pasty white but with an olive undertone (most pale foundations look pink on me). The Moisture Rich foundation in 00 Alabaster is perfect for me. ...read more
From Our Members
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Destiny D.
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Charika W.
Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 uploaded by Katie H.
15% OFF REDEEM.
Bye Bye Foundation™ Full Coverage Moisturizer™
BY IT COSMETICS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star4%
4.4 / 5 (440 reviews)
Highlighted Review
Laura R.Laura R. said...
I have been using this product for months now and I love it. It is the only foundation I have found so far that matches my skin tone which is weird considering they only have a few shades. I have really dry skin and this helps me look moisturized. However I don't use this as a moisturizer I use it as a foundation because the coverage is very good. This foundation is thick so a little bit goes a long way. I recommend this product to anyone who has dry skin and is looking for a full coverage product. ...read more
From Our Members
Bye Bye Foundation™ Full Coverage Moisturizer™ uploaded by Stormy E.
Bye Bye Foundation™ Full Coverage Moisturizer™ uploaded by Kelli G.
Bye Bye Foundation™ Full Coverage Moisturizer™ uploaded by Alicia H.
Bye Bye Foundation™ Full Coverage Moisturizer™ uploaded by Brittany M.
See All Photos & Videos
L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro Glow Foundation
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (3,005 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $10.97
Highlighted Review
Meredith S.Meredith S. said...
After searching high and low for this product, I FINALLY found it at my local CVS and I am in LOVE! I think it's a fantastic product. My skin tends to be very dry in the winter and then I get somewhat combo during the summer months. This gives me a very nice glow to my skin that doesn't make me look over oily. Now, I would NOT recommend this to anybody with oily skin (for obvious reasons!). However, the glow hits me in all the right spots and I have a nice healthy glow to my skin. The foundation is rather liquidity - so be sure to give it a good shake before applying. I find a little goes a long way. I like a light look during the week and during the weekend, I'll kick it up a few notches. The only con is matching colors. I have a few L'Oreal foundation products at home but they don't seem to line up perfectly with all the other lines. The shade I purchased is perfect for me to use during the summer months while I have a bit of a tan. I'm hoping come winter, it's a lot easier to find these foundations so I can get a shade lighter! Another downfall would be, if you are a person who like to wear a lot of foundation, I could see you running out to get this every month or so. Not a lot of product, but worth the price. The price is about $13, which is not too terrible. I had a few coupons from CVS, so I was able to purchase from there for a few bucks off. This is definitely one of my "summer go-to's" now. ...read more
From Our Members
L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro Glow Foundation uploaded by Alexis P.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro Glow Foundation uploaded by Mikki B.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro Glow Foundation uploaded by Frankie S.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro Glow Foundation uploaded by Megan S.
See All Photos & Videos
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
BY KOH GEN DO
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars80%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars2%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.7 / 5 (59 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $66.00
Highlighted Review
Summer C.Summer C. said...
This is my winter holy grail foundation! I have very dry skin, this foundation is so hydrating that it doesnt feel like anything on my skin. I use brush to apply this so i can get a fuller coverage. I can layer this multiple times, and it doesnt get cakey at all. It gives such a luminous and natural finish, that it doesnt even look like you have anything on. However, the only reason why this is only my winter holy grail is because their shade range. I use the darkest shade they have available, which is a perfect match for my winter skintone, but way too light for summer. I have medium skin with yellow undertone. ...read more
From Our Members
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation uploaded by Cherry W.
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation uploaded by Clarissa G.
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation uploaded by Taylor M.
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation uploaded by Jamie B.
See All Photos & Videos
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation
BY MAC COSMETICS
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars58%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (2,236 reviews)
Buy on Nordstrom for $29.00
Highlighted Review
Brenda N. said...
One of my holy grail products! It's a foundation I can never go without having in collection. It's a reliable foundation that gives a light to buildable-medium coverage that still manages to look like skin. It also provides a little more hydration than your traditional foundation, which is great for those with dry skin or during those winter months. Although it doesn't provide extreme coverage as you'd expect in a typical foundation, it does however even out your skin tone perfectly. It's a product that I would choose over a BB cream any day and is an absolutely amazing product. Note that because it's not like your traditional foundation, don't apply it as you would with a beautyblender or a brush since its thin watery consistency causes it to be easily soaked up. It's best applied using your fingertips to rub the foundation into the skin until you can feel a little resistance. This resistance from rubbing is an indication the foundation has set, and it leaves an absolutely gorgeous finish without a doubt. ...read more
From Our Members
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation uploaded by Nabanita B.
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation uploaded by Nural L.
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation uploaded by Luciana A.
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation uploaded by Kayla B.
See All Photos & Videos

Join now to gain access to over 20 million product reviews, free full size samples, and the latest product news.

Get Started

Are you a Brand or Agency? Contact Us