(Closed) Can anyone recommend me a foundation for dry/mixed skin?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have dry skin, that breaks out when it doesn’t get enough moisture or when I use irritating products….like the ones that are supposed to take care of acne.  Its a mess!

I would recommend drinking tons of water every single day without fail.  Water is all that I drink most days, aside from my morning coffee and it really makes a difference in my skin.  I used to think that exfoliating was going to make my flakey skin better, but after years of trying different products, the simpler and pure-er the products are, the better.  I use philosophy skin care now, but I’ve had good results with neutrogena, purpose, and I’d like to try the new brand Simple @ drugstores.

As far as foundation goes, I’m in love with Neutrogena Health Skin foundation. Its not too light, no to heavy, and it does everything a foundation needs to without being irritating to my sensitive skin.

It seems what works for one person won’t work for another, but try the neutrogena!

Post # 5
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like MAC studio sculpt … I have super dry skin and people always argue MAC is so oily feeling,but that’s why I like it… It actually makes my skin look alive and dewy . I use a brand called ‘fresh’ for my facial cleanser .

Post # 6
1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My skin is pretty dry just in my t-zone. I use a facial lotion [aveeno], let it set, then a primer, let it set, THEN my foundation. I use bare minerals powder foundation. It’s what’s been working the best for me for the past 5+ years.

Post # 7
4594 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Are you sure it’s dry and not dehydrated?  I have areas of dry skin too and thought it had got worse but turns out it was dehydration.

This article will help you to work out which it is.

As far as foundation goes though: I’m useless at that.  Best of luck and hope this helps 🙂

Post # 8
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I second the MAC Studio Sculpt! It moisturizes and has great coverage. I would also recommend exfoliating. I like St. Ives Apricot Scrub Timeless Skin formula. This is finer than the usual apricot scrub and not as harsh. I agree with drinking more water too. Good luck!

Post # 9
4269 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you don’t mind the splurge, I love Lacome Teint Miracle foundation and powder. It goes on smooth and blends really well. It covers the redness without looking like you have cake face. It has SPF 15 and dosn’t cause me to break out.  

It will probably be best if you go to a Sephora, Ulta or any beauty store and get matched.




Post # 10
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

Try using Clarisonic to gently exfoliate off dead skin & help circulation–and make sure you’re drinking lots of water!

Post # 12
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

So glad I found this thread again.

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@Ms_Midori:  I also found a BB Cream right after I commented on this about neutrogena foundation.  I got a sample from sephora of BB cream from Boscia.  Its one shade, and at first I thought it would be too dark for my skin, but it gives me a glow and I love it! I still get a few pimples here and there, but my skin is great!!! Its a little pricey ($38 for 2 oz) but I don’t have to use a daily moisturizer any more and its a one-and-go product so In the past couple months, one tube has actually SAVED me money.  I love my BB cream!

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