Best Foundations for Black Women with Dry Skin
NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION
The available shade ranges for women of colour available with this foundation is underrated! This foundation is a great fit if you are looking for full, flawless coverage. A little bit of this will go a long way so be careful when applying so you don't end up too dewy.
The only downside to this foundation is that it does not come with a pump.
MAYBELLINE FIT ME DEWY
This budget friendly option has a wide range for dark skin compared to other drugstore brands. Better suited for everyday wear since its light to medium coverage, absolutely pair this with a setting powder especially if its hot outside or it will transfer on everything.
Again a little annoying it has no pump but for the affordable price I can deal with it.
GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION
This is the priciest foundation on the list and the shade range for dark skin tones is not impressive. However, many women with dry skin consider this their holy grail. Light to medium brown melanin beauties looking for a foundation that feels very lightweight but still gives great coverage with a natural finish should consider this one.
BLACK OPAL TRUE COLOR STICK FOUNDATION
This inexpensive, foundation that can be also used as a concealer comes in a variety of shades that match women of colour undertones.
You absolutely have to prime and set this or it will transfer and crease. The staying power is not too bad as long as you set it. If you don't set this foundation, be prepared to be that person that transfers their make up on everyone they hug!
COVER FX NATURAL FINISH
This is advertised as oil free which prompts the assumption that is for oily skin. Many oily skin users have found that it turns them into grease balls and needs lots of touch ups. Good news for the dry girls looking for a mineral based, cruelty free brand that can also work for sensitive skin! It is a medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish, which can look oily on dark skin so set, set, set! It is very thick so a LITTLE goes a long way.
L'OREAL TRUE MATCH LUMI CUSHION
This foundation has the same issue as infallible pro matte foundation. Product is good but shade range and colour match for woc undertones is mediocre. It leaves a satin, natural finish on dry skin and in most cases won't exaggerate flaky patches and dryness.
MAKEUP FOREVER FACE AND BODY
If you are into the "no makeup, makeup" look this is the foundation for you. This foundation will give dry skin a natural finish with no flakey patches. You do need to apply it correctly because it is really runny. As with other MUFE products, the shade range is LIT.
MAC FACE AND BODY
Another winner for those in the "no makeup, makeup" club looking for an very natural finish. It is a really great pick for everyday wear a it is waterproof and transferproof. Another pro is that it is the only one on this list that is plastic and not glass which makes it travel friendly and a plus for accident prone melanin beauties.
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