If a single truth is drawn from the 2020 makeup scene, it’s that less was not only more, but the only reasonable option.
As vaccination rates across America continue to rise, people are readying themselves for a return to social life and their long-forgotten days of wearing makeup. Stress and anxiety rates peaked during the pandemic, and while a full nights sleep may be the only way to achieve a luminous face, a product like Armani’s famous Luminous Silk Foundation acts as an easy cheat to fake a glow for those that are consistently short on shut-eye.
Additionally, medical face masks have lead to an increase in dermatological issues like dry skin and breakouts — a term coined by many in the industry as, “maskne”. The desire for hydration among consumers has grown stronger than ever. But with so many foundations currently crowding the space, even devout beauty hounds can get tunnel vision. For those in need of a hydrating pick-me-up, try one of these award-winning foundations for dry skin.
The general consensus among beauty editors and consumers is clear: Armani makes the greatest foundations. A consistently award-winning formula, Luminous Silk is on every respectable beauty junkie and makeup artist’s counters, kits, and desert island product list.
Chantecaille’s award winning Future Skin foundation now comes in a cushion form. Perfect for those that are on-the-go, the brand’s new cushion formula is a must-have for summer.
Most celebrity makeup artists will attest to Koh Gen Do’s rightful place in the pantheon of best makeup and skincare lines, and the Maifanshi Moisture Foundation is a shining star.
Perfect for dry skin, this foundation achieves the rare feat of combining longwear with a hydrating formula. Best applied with either fingers or a Chanel foundation brush, the Healthy Glow Foundation is a must-have for anyone with dry skin that needs extra coverage.
Beloved celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman created a line of clean, cream stick foundations that everyone can benefit from. These pair exceptionally well with Westman Atelier’s Face Trace Contour Stick in the shade Biscuit — arguably one of the best contour colors in existence. If you’re going to invest in one new luxury makeup product this year, let it be this one.
A gorgeous vanity display on its own, The Foundation is a highlight of Cle de Peau’s cult makeup products. Its texture and application is that of a luxurious face cream. Perfect for day and night, this foundation will make you want to go out and be seen.