Finding a Full-Coverage Foundation for Dry Skin Was Hard—Until Now

Updated 07/24/17
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Finding full-coverage foundation that doesn't cake and crack on your face feels like a fool's errand—the two consistently seem to go hand in hand. Add dry skin into the mix, and you've got yourself a seemingly impossible situation. Except there is a solution.

A few products (seven, if we're being specific) offer both the coverage you crave and treat your dry skin with the care and moisture it needs. Below, we list off our top picks as well as the reasons we love them. Keep reading for your new miracle foundation. (Spoiler: Two of them are only $6.)

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation $78
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Given this foundation is made up of 60% water and aloe, it's excellent at keeping your skin hydrated. However, the formula offers medium to full coverage as well as natural botanicals to soothe your skin.

elf moisturizing foundation stick - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Elf Moisturizing Foundation Stick $6
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Glide this creamy foundation stick across your skin for a mix of moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, avocado, and aloe as well as soft, smooth, natural-looking coverage. It's easy to apply and even easier to maintain (it'll last all day and never cake up).

Cle De Peau Beaute Radiant Cream Foundation - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream Foundation $125
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For a truly luxurious, moisturizing, and full-coverage formula in one little package, look no further than Clé de Peau's cream foundation. It exudes a dewy glow the second you apply it and even works to retexturize your skin to reduce the appearance of discoloration and fine lines.

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation $6
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Ideal for dry skin, this smoothing foundation leaves a glowy, luminous finish to keep your skin radiant (and never flaky) through the night. 

vichy fluid foundation - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation $30
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The texture of Vichy's Dermafinish foundation is what makes it special—it's super lightweight and easily blendable yet covers just about anything (redness, acne scars, pigmentation, the works). With soothing thermal water and an SPF of 30, this foundation is one of the absolute best.

lancome absolue foundation - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Lancôme Absolue Replenishing Radiant Makeup $69
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Because of its Pro-Xylane-enriched formula, this full-coverage foundation actually helps restore essential moisture to your skin. Blend it on with a damp makeup sponge and watch your skin plump up instantly.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation - best full coverage foundation for dry skin
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation $43
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This one was specifically designed with your selfies in mind—yes, you read that correctly. The formulation took into account the way skin looks on camera and works to keep your skin flawless under the lights. Moreover, it gives a second-skin texture and offers time-released hyaluronic acid spheres to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.

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