If you’ve got dry skin, you’ll know how annoying it is when every foundation you try seems to cake around your nose by lunchtime. Somehow – no matter how many layers of moisturiser or hyaluronic acid you apply beforehand – even the most glow-giving bases seems to look flaky and powdery after a few hours.
So, while many of the best makeup primers are designed to blur pores and mattify an oily T-zone (ie: the exact opposite of what thirsty skin needs), there’s now a host of great primers for dry skin out there, specifically designed to keep you hydrated and glowing from morning to night. From Bare Minerals to Charlotte Tilbury, and Milk Makeup to Barry M, there’s one for every budget.
1: Hydro Grip Primer
This new primer is silicone-free, so won’t form an uncomfortable veil on already dry skin. The green-tinged gel contains cannabis extract and hyaluronic acid that hydrate on a deeper level, putting an end to flaking foundation for good. Pat a small amount into skin, like you would a serum, and leave it to soak in for a minute before applying your base.
2: Good Hydrations Silky Face Primer
One of the very best primers around for ultra-dry skin, this deeply moisturising formula targets dry skininstantly, ensuring foundation applies smoothly (even around flakey patches). Formulated with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and coconut alkanes, it packs a serious skincare punch, helping combat dryness as well as give an immediate smoothness.
Hollywood Flawless Filter
If next-level glow is what you’re after, head straight for Charlotte Tilbury’s luminous primer. This super-moisturising formula is pigmented and shimmering (but not packed with glitter), so looks amazing under a dewy foundation.