10 Best Foundations for Dry Skin Available in India


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Nailing the art of perfecting base for dry skin in winters in not an easy game. You need to pay special attention when it comes to creating a great canvas which looks perfect in every manner. Like others, we all fall for airbrushed and smooth skin with no imperfections, right? Even if we use any raved foundation onto our skin, if it’s not meant for our skin type; It wouldn’t work at all.


Dry skin has become drier and patchy in winters and the foundation for dry skin should be hydrating, moisturizing Plus master in coverage part too. Here, I have listed 10 best foundation for dry skin, which is easily available in India. Keep on scrolling to know more.


The Body Shop Moisture Foundation with spf 15

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Price– INR 1500

  • Perfect and moisturize skin with a lightweight liquid foundation.
  • Goes on smooth for light to medium coverage
  • Sunscreens protect skin from UV rays, while a special silcone blend and light reflective particles provide a long-lasting dewy finish.
  • Vitamin E and Community Trade marula oil and organic beeswax moisturize and condition skin.

Dior Capture Totale Radiance Restoring Serum Foundation

Price– INR 5400

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Makes my skin look perfect, almost flawless in photos and in person and does not make my skin oily too. I have a super sensitive skin and so am a bit choosy about the products I pick up for myself. Being serum based, it imparts an amazing glow to my skin- which I love! And yes, it did not oxidize on my skin too!

Though, it its a serum based foundation, there is no reason to think that the consistency is watery and it is sheer coverage- in fact it is just the opposite! Coverage is awesome without being unnatural and cakey and has medium to almost full coverage (buildable). I have some mild acne marks and they are well taken care with this alone- there is no need of an additional concealer.

Clinique Even Better Foundation with SPF15

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Price: INR 2950

This has a somewhat thick and creamy texture that blends like a dream. The finish is definitely dewy and luminous and even if you set it with powder, the dewiness will peek through after a while. So this is definitely NOT for those who prefer a matte finish.

Even though it has a thick texture it feels absolutely lightweight once applied and the finish is so natural, radiant and healthy-looking. A point I mussst mention is that even though this has SPF it photographs beautifully and I’ve used it on quite a few brides and it looks as amazing in pictures as it does up-close.

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation


Price- INR 900

As I mentioned this foundation blends really easily with skin that too without any streakiness. The finish is not matte but satin. It provides light coverage and is really good for clear skin. You will need concealer if you have dark spots. For my dark circles, I need to use a concealer otherwise it covers bumps and evens out my skin.

This foundation is good for dry and combination skin types. In summers, even I will need to top it up with compact powder.

Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Foundation 

INR -1900

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I recommend a foundation brush so that it becomes easy to actually paint the face (I recommend Clinique’s foundation brush) and then smooth out with fingers and blend outwards and downwards. You can also mix it with a hydrating product like Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief and sunscreen to create a DIY tinted moisturizer.
I do not suggest applying with foundation sponge as they liquid may get absorbed and there may be product wastage. One can also use a duo fiber brush or buffer brush to blend the foundation for an air brushed effect.

Inglot YSM Cream Foundation

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Price- INR 1100

Inglot YSM cream foundation blends on my skin like a dream. Its hydrating and it does not look cakey even if one applies more quantity than required. It does not dry up like other foundations and hence can me applied with fingers as well as a stippling or buffer brush. It imparts medium coverage and looks natural in all kinds of lightings. It blurs blemishes and redness.

Revlon colorstay foundation

Revlon colorstay foundation(warm golden)

Price- INR 995

When I used it I was constantly comparing it with MAC fluid foundation which is not justified because MAC is a high end make up brand but to my surprise it competed well with MAC too.
If I compare it with MAC then only  difference which I found was that MAC has better coverage then Revlon colorstay and it last for longer duration.Mac is thicker in consistency that is why it give a better coverage .
Revlon on the other hand give medium coverage but gives a dewy finish

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation

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Price- INR 575

This foundation is very light to the feel unlike the thick goopy ones that Maybelline came out with earlier. This is very soft and doesn’t clog my pores at all. I’ll admit that on blending, for the first 2-3mins it looks more on the oily side, but once it sets, I am left with a nice dewy look. For a more matte look, I just use the Maybelline Dream Matte Compact from this range.

Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation

Price- INR 725

This Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation Nude Beige With UV Filters is perfect for my skin tone and it feels very natural and light on skin. It gives a matte finish. It offers medium coverage. It feels almost like my second skin. I generally don’t need to cover up my entire face with foundation and this foundation is my staple.

The foundation stays put for 8-10 hours with primer. Without primer, it lasts for 5-6 hours.

Kryolan Foundation Kryolan TV Paint Stick Review & Swatches

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Price- INR 800

It has yellow undertones and gives me full coverage without any touch ups. Infact I have noticed after few hours the foundation looks even more better. You might have problem in blending it for that you really need to moisturize your facefirst and then apply this stick as without moisturizing it will not glide easily on your face because of its thick consistency. This didn’t break me out at all. But somewhat I am scared for super oily skinned girls because I have a feeling that this wont suit them. This foundation is

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superb for photography and gives you that picture perfect look where you look as perfect as you have just been photoshopped. Haha! I love that. One more thing I love about this paint stick is that this one is going to last me for like FOREVER.



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