It happens like clockwork. My makeup is pristine and powdered when I leave my house and head to the office every morning. Once the afternoon rolls around though — and I’ve been in and out braving the blistering New York City cold — my nose begins to peel away dry flake by flake (TMI, I know). But seriously, dry flaking skin due to the cold weather and indoor heating is a total nightmare — especially if you have overall dry or combination skin. Ahead, find the best hydrating foundations to use during winter weather and beyond — no matter what kind of dry skin you suffer from.

Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation

Teint Idole is the 24-hour foolproof foundation you need to keep your skin glowing and smooth throughout the day. It will keep you matte — but far from dried out — and is totally transfer-free.


IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation

If you’re looking for an antiaging and smooth skin formula, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines is the ultimate foundation to reach for. Bye Bye Lines is buildable and chock full of oils and vitamins that keep your skin feeling majorly moisturized.


Maybelline Fit Me Dewy & Smooth Foundation

For all of you super dry skin readers, Fit Me Dewy & Smooth is specifically designed to keep your skin luminous and hydrated. It smooths out any rough texture or areas on application and keeps this moisture finish all throughout the day to avoid afternoon flaking.


Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo

This all purpose liquid foundation by Dermablend is the hydrating coverage of your dreams. Even better: It has SPF and will seamlessly blend into any skin texture or tone.


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This classic foundation feels completely weightless and makes skin glow — all while improving the look of any skin type. Luminous Silk will maintain your skin’s already healthy glow and keep it feeling like silk all day long.




About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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