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7 Foundations that Fight Dry Skin


No matter your skin type, the bitter cold of the winter months can harshly affect any collegiette's skin. You already know how to use skincare to get a glowing visage, but there's more than just a skincare routine that can battle the dry skin that comes with cool weather. These foundations, BB/CC creams and tinted moisturizers not only prime your face to perfection, they are also super moisturizing, meaning you can still keep your face gorgeously dewy—and totally flawless. 


NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, $45, narscosmetics.com

This foundation is specifically made for normal-dry skin types and contains the special ingredient of turmeric extract. Sounds complicated, but it’s there to help improve your skin’s radiance. There’s nothing better than a makeup product formulated to make your skin better! All rolled into one little bottle, this magical foundation leaves your skin luminous without sticking to dry patches. It’ll keep your face looking bright and glowy all day!

L’Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, $13, lorealparisusa.com

You’ll be amazed at how hydrating this foundation is for your skin. If your skin is extra thirsty this season, this foundation will quench your needs. It’s made of 40 percent water and packed with vitamins for maximum hydration. Extra bonus: Its ingredients are also there to help improve your skin clarity, making it smooth and (even more) beautiful.

BB Creams

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, $13, garnierusa.com

Some background info: BB stands for Beauty Balm. BB Creams are basically your skin’s BFF. They handle discoloration, dullness and most importantly, dryness. It’s the hybrid product that you can’t get in all face foundations. The moisturizer is built in already and the coverage is enough for class all day.

Revlon Photoready BB Cream Skin Perfector SPF 30, $12, revlon.com

This super lightweight beauty balm is here to save every bad winter day. Even if your skin’s radiance is lacking minutes before you have a huge presentation in class, the BB cream has plenty of benefits for you. It has the coverage like a normal foundation, but it’s packed with hydration! It won’t accentuate every dry patch of skin on your face (because of its primer/moisturizer-like qualities) and what could be better than that?

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, $38, itcosmetics.com

Not exactly a BB Cream, but CC Creams are under the same umbrella of face makeup. The “CC” stands for “color” and “correct”, so could there be anything bad? Nope, no way. This special CC cream allows you to skip the step of moisturizing before you put on your makeup—it has that much power! It'll leave you wondering why dry, rough, winter skin was ever an issue for you.

Tinted Moisturizers

NYX Tinted Moisturizer, $10, nyxcosmetics.com

Now if you’re looking for coverage, tinted moisturizer isn’t exactly what will fill your needs. However, if you want a dewy, natural feel minus the pains of flaky skin, this was made for you! It’s also a versatile enough product that you could start with primer and/or set with powder.

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm, $54, bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Bobbi Brown was looking out for dry-skinned faces everywhere when creating this moisturizing balm. We know it can be a concern that products made for parched skin could then make the face overly greasy. But fear not, this is a lightweight, rich foundation that smoothes out the face and can be used instead of your usual, routine moisturizer. It's your coverage and hydration rolled into one product!

Any of these products will beat the winter dryness—no matter what level of coverage you're looking for!

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