The best MAC foundations and other products for dry skin

Are you looking for a foundation that won’t exaggerate and cling to dry patches on your skin? We have scoured the internet to find what everyone thinks, as well as asking everyone at the office. So here is our round up of the best MAC foundations for dry skin.

There’s a reason why MAC Cosmetics is loved by makeup artists across the world, their products are easy to use and blend, provide excellent coverage and target different skin types.

Here are the best MAC Cosmetics foundations for dry skin.

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation

The moisturising and long-wearing formula of MAC Studio Face and Body mean this is a firm favourite for those with dry skin. The formula glides onto the face and body providing stay-true colour that’s non-drying and instantly hydrating. The lightweight foundation delivers a natural satin finish with sheer coverage that’s buildable.

MAC products for those with dry skin

MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation

The Studio Waterweight Foundation is an excellent choice for dry skin, simply because it feels so comfortable on the skin to wear. The foundation is designed with a Moisture-Fusion Complex that leaves skin feeling hydrated all day long, there's no chance this is going to cling to dry patches as the day wears on. Instead you're left with skin that looks beautiful all day long.

The foundation comes with a dropper design too, allowing you to dispense the right amount every time.


Best MAC foundation for dry skin

Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact

Not the biggest fan of foundation for everyday wear? This BB Beauty Balm Compact could be the thing your dry skin needs. The BB cream leaves skin looking even in tone and helps to blur imperfection, and helps protect the skin too with the SPF30 in the formula. The balm feels soft and nourishing on the skin, and the cream compact design ensures it's perfect for use on the go, wherever you are.


MAC products for those with dry skin

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Ensure your foundation stays in place, no matter what the weather and your skin feels soft and nourished from the moment you apply to the moment you take it off with the Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. The foundation coverage is medium, but it can easily be built up to a full coverage look, and you get a satin finish that looks luminous.


Best MAC foundation for dry skin

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

The Studio Sculpt foundation is another foundation to choose if you want excellent coverage, as well as comfortable wear. The skin looks smooth, even and revitalised, all the while the formula covers skin perfectly and doesn't feel heavy or drying on the skin.


Best MAC foundation for dry skin

MAC Pro Longwear SPF20 Compact Foundation

Get ten hours wear from this lightweight cream compact, perfectly suited for touch-ups on the go. It glides on skin comfortably, with a natural matte finish and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Best MAC foundation for dry skin

MAC Studio Tech Foundation

The thought of a solid foundation on your dry skin might not seem like the best idea, but thanks to its unique formula this foundation is soft and creamy and blends beautifully with the skin to give it a flawless finish.


Best MAC foundation for oily skin

MAC Mineralize Foundation 

The loose Mineralize Foundation from MAC comes with SPF15 protection, and gives the skin medium coverage that looks natural.


Best MAC foundation for oily skin

Of course, MAC don't only excel in the foundation department either. They have a wide breadth of products, especially those designed for dry skin types. These are just a few of our favourites for those who have dry skin.

MAC Moisture Cover Concealer

A luxuriously hydrating and creamy liquid concealer that delivers a natural finish with medium buildable coverage. Goes on smoothly and layers easily for added coverage. Line-softening and skin perfecting, it’s ideal for under the eyes and delicate skin. The wide shade range enables soft, natural camouflage.

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MAC Mineralize Charged Water: Revitalising Energy

Ensure your skin is perfectly prepped for makeup application with this fusion of Mineralize Charged Water and pure diamond powder that instantly shifts the skin’s energy level to replenish lost moisture.

This spray instantly absorbs into the skin to keep it soft and supple and to create a smooth surface for makeup application.

MAC products for those with dry skin

Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion

Give your skin the perfect base for makeup to sit on with the MAC Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion, the serum melts into the skin and gives you the perfect base for foundation. If you find that your skin gets really dry throughout the day, this could be the thing you need to keep it revitalised all day long.


MAC products for those with dry skin

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