#BlendedBeauty: Truly The Best Foundation For Dry Skin
Picking the perfect foundation, for women of color, can be challenging. Not only do you have to find a brand that caters to melanin-rich complexions, but also one that’s formulated for your specific skin type. Whether oily, dry, or combination, there are a host of skin conditions that should be considered in the search for the perfect foundation. Most women will agree, finding a foundation that compliments both skin tone and type isn’t an easy feat.
In our #BlendedBeauty series, we teamed up with Sephora to help women of different skin types find the perfect foundation. Some suffer from acne-prone skin while others experience discoloration or hyperpigmentation. After hearing about their challenges, our makeup artist used a mix of specially-picked foundations to help these blended beauties find the right brand to enhance their complexion and
Shannon St. Val
Skin Type: Dry
My skin is dark and dry. I remember going into beauty stores and there would be only two brands that carried darker colors, but they still weren’t my shade. Now, I’m excited to see so many different colors, but having dry skin still prevents me from finding the right foundation. The issue is that most foundations really dry my skin out.
Once when I was in college and everyone was wearing tinted moisturizer, I was excited to go try it out. I went to the makeup counter and remember getting my feelings hurt because the shades were not for darker-skinned girls. Not to mention, the moisturizer wasn’t really moisturizing for extra dry skin types like mine. Finding makeup that matches my complexion and that won’t dry my skin and make me look ashy has always been a challenge.
The Fix: I was pleasantly surprised with IT Cosmetics, Confidence in a Foundation in 445 Rich Mahogany. Most foundations dry me out; but this one didn’t make me look dry at all. In fact, I feel like it provided me with a little bit of moisture. I normally have to add bronzer to my makeup, but with this one I didn’t have to. I was able to use it by itself.
Brand: IT Cosmetics, Confidence in a Foundation: Best for skincare benefits (Liquid format, matte finish, full coverage) Full coverage, weightless, oil-free, 24 hour hydration, unlike other long-wear formulas, doesn’t make skin look ‘older’.
Don’t have dry skin? Check out more #BlendedBeauty stories and skin types here.