Foundations to fight your skin's mid-winter dryness

Winter has a bad habit of completely drying out our skin. Whether it's in the mad dash out of the rain, or sitting next to the office heater day-in-day-out for this period, our skin is definitely feeling the effects. There is nothing worse than flaky foundation, dried make-up stuck in our pores, or patchy coverage. To combat this winter season, we’ve found the perfect foundations for dry skin:

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation

Also perfect as an under-eye concealer, the Total Radiance Foundation helps give skin an extra boost of glow and hydration. Skin looks lifted, flawless and ready for the day.

Available from Farmers online.



YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation  

This advanced foundation encapsulates the magic light of TOUCHE ÉCLAT. Shadows are banished for an exceptionally luminous complexion.

Available from Smith and Caugheys

Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops

The Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops are a dry skin saviour. You can take your everyday moisteriser and turn it into a BB cream, a full coverage foundation or a CC cream. You’re in control with this product! The number of drops you add to your moisteriser, and the moisturiser you add it to change the product entirely.

Available from Clinique online.

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

This tinted hydrating gel cream gives skin natural looking coverage while leaving a dewy complexion. This product rescues dry skin and restoring a healthy glow.

Available from Mecca.


Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Nars foundations are a go-to for many beauty junkies. As a feature on many beauty shelves across the world, Nars have made a name for themselves as beauty must-haves. Their Sheer Glow Foundation is perfect for skin in dire need of hydrating. Sheer Glow evens out skin tone and gives a radiant glow necessary in the dreary winter days.

Available from Mecca.

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Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

Oil-free and lightweight, this foundation is worth its weight in gold. The Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation is packed with 60% charged water and seaweed to give a natural base to the foundation. Arnica and chamomile work to sooth against inflamed and dry skin, while green tea and rosemary feature to help your immune system work against oxidation.

Available from Mecca.


Dior DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation

As a lightweight formula, DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation is perfect for dry skin. With minimal product you can expect full coverage. This foundation smooths complexion  and helps boost radiance, for a natural long-lasting look.

Available from Sephora.

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La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation

Filled with antioxidants the Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation is a hydrating and healing miracle for those with dry skin. With SPF 20, skin is protected, imperfections are minimised and pores blurred.

Available from Mecca.


Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda

Exciting news in the beauty world, Giorgio Armani’s widely loved Crema Nuda will be available in New Zealand stores very soon. This ultra hydrating foundation is a favourite of many make up artists, because of its easy blending and range of colours.

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Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

The Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint is a cream foundation perfect for hydrating and evening out skin tone. Created with a form of hyaluronic acid, the skin tint works to plump the skin, reduce fine lines and and give a healthy glow.

Available from Mecca.