My 10 Best Foundations for Dry Skin in India: Drugstore and High End


Top 10 Foundations for dry skin Available in India: Reviews and Price List

By Contributor: Moupee

If you have dry skin, you need to pay special heed to the way you use make up on it. Or else soon the foundation will starts to cake and leave ugly patches making you look like a typical zombie. Apart from that, your skin might feel stretchy, itchy after sometime if you apply makeup on your dry skin. So before you apply any foundation on your dry skin, be very cautious. Read the labels and buy the product. You need to use cream based foundations and for that we are listing down the best foundations for dry skin which are available in the Indian market. We are also giving you the price tags to help you shop and buy in your budget.

The foundation you choose should have enough moisturizing substance in it to keep you thoroughly moisturized. The oily substance will nourish without giving you any sort of discomfort while you wear the makeup. So be a little careful when you choose foundations for dry skin. If you wish to know which are our favourite foundations, here follows the shortlisted top 10 ones:

1. L’oreal True Match Foundation:

L’oreal True Match

This will impart you a flawless neat radiance and the optical pearly beads micro-fine in size present in it will conceal adequately the imperfections that your skin could have. The is ideal for dry skin because it comes with Glycerin that sufficiently moisturizes the skin plus Vitamin B, E that offer you all the nourishment you requires while you wear it. This product is priced around Rs 995

2. Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover:

Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover

This is special product which claims to give you fairness  from Lakme coming with SPF 25. Being water-based it keeps your dry skin thoroughly hydrated. At the same time, the Vitamin B3 in it gives you all the nourishment you require while the makeup is on. The price of this is around Rs.700

3. MAC Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation:

MAC Mineralize Satin Finish

This product from MAC comes with micro minerals that have special light reflecting capacity. Once you apply it, your face will emit a natural glow and indeed acquire a satin finish. Being oil-based, this base makeup range is simply ideal for those with dry skin. The bottle costs around Rs.2100.

4. Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Dry Skin:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation

This Revlon makeup has the power to blend seamlessly into your skin texture. Its special hydrating formula is just ideal for keeping your skin thoroughly moisturized. 30 ml of this foundation will cost you around Rs 875. It comes in two variants: oily skin and dry skin. So pick accordingly.

5. MAC Pro long wear Foundation:

MAC Pro long wear

This long wear foundation from MAC is indeed a long stay makeup. It being a thick consistency liquid settles on your dry skin and prevents it from drying out further. Therefore it’s ideal for those with dry skin. You can get a perfect finish and natural look with the help of this little wonder. Its priced around Rs.2100.

6. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation:

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

This Foundation from Bourjois is infused with fruits vitamins that keep your dry skin sufficiently nourished and hydrated. It is uniquely formulated with the extracts of melon, apple, apricot and ginger. 30ml of this foundation will cost you around Rs 1480. Comes in a lot of variants now: normal, fruit, 123, etc. All of these work wonderfully.

7. Lotus Herbals Pure Stay Nourishing Foundation:

Lotus Herbals Pure Stay Nourishing

This one from Lotus Herbals is enriched with the skin nourishing Vitamin E that nourishes your dry skin and being rich creamy plus thick in texture the product offers great hydration to your dry skin, keeping it smooth and luminous for a long time. The price of 30ml of this product is around Rs 625.

8. Clinique Super-balanced makeup:

Clinique Super-balanced makeup

This super lightweight makeup range gives your dry skin a unique dewy finish and all the hydration it needs to feel supple all through the period while you wear the makeup. 30ml of this will cost you around Rs 1409. Works best for those with acne prone and sensitive skin.

9. The Body Shop Moisture Foundation:

This lightweight moisture base makeup will impart a flawless finish to your skin and its long-lasting moisturizing capacity is simply suitable for your dry parched skin. 30ml of this bottle will cost you Rs 1295

10. Colorbar Perfect Match Foundation:

Colorbar Perfect Match

This fast absorbing lightweight product from Colorbar is ideally made for those with parched skin because its rich creamy texture does enough moisturizing of the skin to which it is applied. 30ml of this foundation will cost you around Rs 725.

So these are the best rated foundations in India. Most of these have reviews on VNA already so check out how they look in person. MAC prices were recently increased so they might differ.

Which is your favourite foundation for dry skin? Share your views with us.


  1. I love your posts M.
    P.s this was such a useful post since my skins been cracking up and drying through the winter

  2. Hi ..Can you suggest a good primer and a foundation for very dry and dull skin….Since there are so many to confuse…


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