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Finding the right makeup for dry skin is essential - it's surprising how many formulas can cling unflatteringly to dry areas, or look too "flat" rather than like skin. Those of us with dry skin at Adore Beauty have put together a list of our favourite products.


From light coverage to full, from primers to setting sprays, we've got dry skin covered. After moisturising, apply a primer made to hydrate the skin. This will keep your skin from looking flat or full throughout the day, while really locking in your makeup. Try going for a lighter coverage foundation with a dewy finish, and go back in with a high coverage concealer over any blemishes.

If your skin is too dry for powder, skip it completely! Or if you still get an oily T-zone, only apply powder where you need it. Try using a mineral powder over the top of tinted moisturiser, which will add just a bit of coverage but wont completely mattify your face.


And speaking of, try giving mineral powder a shot! Many new-generation mineral powders are made with skincare ingredients and emollients, so you may be very surprised at how flattering and hydrating they are.


A cream blush and contour will add dimension and colour. Look for creams that have a transparent base - think more like a jelly than a cream. Or try a liquid tint, which will last all day and give you a natural looking flush.


Don't forget - there are hydrating setting sprays that leave you with a dewy, hydrated finish and keep your makeup looking fresh.


Still not sure about which makeup solution you need to perfect your look? We'd love to help! Simply fill out our makeup product recommendation form and we'll get you in touch with our trained makeup artists.

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Inika Pure PrimerInika Pure Primer
Inika Pure Primer

Great primer

Received this as a sample but I really like. Great texture,smells lovely
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M.A.C Cosmetics
M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+

Holy grail product

I love trying new products but this is one I ALWAYS have in rotation. I finish my makeup routine with this every single day. It’s hydrating, sets make up, makes me glow and ensures my makeup never looks powdering. I recommend it to everyone.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk FoundationGiorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Broke me out worse than ever!

Wanted to love this, especially for being $99. Broke me out in the most painful pimples in my brow bone, chin, forehead and lips! Didn’t even look nice on the skin, accentuated all my pores and texture :(
Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF15Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF15


Not bad, not amazing. Leaves a small tint but doesn’t do much else. I like the spf in it though.

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