#BlendedBeauty: The Best Foundation For Dry And Sensitive 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
Skin Type: Dry + Sensitive
I love my complexion. It’s directly related to my family history. For me, it’s important to find the right foundation that enhances my complexion, instead of taking away from it. Although it’s easy to find a variety of foundation shades, it’s much harder to find one to match my skin type. My skin is very dry and sensitive, and most foundations irritate and cause dry patches.
I also suffer from skin discoloration. I run into the problem where foundation matches my jawline, but not my entire face. Because of these issues, I don’t wear makeup a lot. It’s become too challenging to find something that matches my skin tone, but is also good for sensitive skin.
The Fix: I liked the Tarte babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20 in 54H Deep Honey. While I like that it provides really good coverage and blends well, I love that it helped with my dry skin. I found that when it was on, my skin felt really soft and moisturized.
Brand: Tarte babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20: Best for multi-tasking (liquid format, natural finish, medium coverage) Medium-full coverage foundation with a natural finish. Powered by babassu oil, sunflower seed oil, and hyaluronic acid.
Don’t have dry and sensitive skin? Check out more #BlendedBeauty stories and skin types here.