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Save or Splurge: The Best Foundation for Dry Skin

Finding the best foundation for dry skin just got easier with this guide to amazing products that work within your makeup budget. From liquid foundations to tinted moisturizers, let one of these nourishing lifesavers be your go-to for a flawless complexion.

Liquid Foundation: Save, $11.30

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The Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation keeps skin looking flawless all day while maintaining hydration, unlike other long-wear foundations that may dry out the skin.

Liquid Foundation: Splurge, $57

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Free of parabens, sulfates, and other unwanted ingredients, the Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Éclat Illuminating Foundation is a lightweight product that enhances the skin's natural beauty by highlighting the contours of the face.

CC Cream: Save, $8.99

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A do-all product like a CC Cream can save tons of time when getting ready. The 2B Colours CC Cream is nourishing enough to be worn without a moisturizer and hides impurities with its subtle natural coverage.

CC Cream: Splurge, $37

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As the name says, the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream is another all-in-one product that keeps skin hydrated while adding a wealth of other benefits, like color-correction and sun protection.

BB Cream: Save, $12.99

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Renew, brighten, conceal, and protect. Yes, the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter BB Cream does it all. For dry skin, we love the original formula because it focuses on keeping skin hydrated throughout the day.

BB Cream: Splurge, $45

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Mineralized floral water and a mix of antioxidants give the Dior Diorskin Nude BB Crème the ability to moisturize the skin on top of providing sheer coverage and a dewy finish.

Tinted Moisturizer: Save, $3.93

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We love tinted moisturizers for their lightweight formulas and natural-looking finishes. The Wet 'n' Wild Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer is a steal for the price, because it creates a glowing complexion while providing moisture to dry skin for under $5.

Tinted Moisturizer: Splurge, $44

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An antioxidant vitamin complex allows the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer to battle environmental effects that can harm the skin. This non-comedogenic formula also hydrates and works to soften fine lines.

Whipped Foundation: Save, $14.99

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The all-day formula of the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup doesn't get flaky on dry skin. Its silky mousse-like texture keeps skin looking balanced and flawless.

Whipped Foundation: Splurge, $48

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With a whipped-cream texture, the Colorescience Sheer Crème Foundation is enriched with Vitamins A, C, and E. This nourishing formula promises seamless coverage and a smooth finish.

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