Image photography Mazen Abusrour @mazenabusrour/ Makeup&Hair Sarah Damichi @sarahdamichimakeupandhair

Having dry skin myself has meant that the environment and the aging process can take its toll much more quickly than those with oily skin.

The upside to this means I didn’t have problematic skin growing up (although I did suffer from hormonal congestion on my chin at one stage, and that’s another story) but it also meant I constantly needed to feed oils, oinments, moisture, hydration, nourishment, lipids, serums (you name it!) into my skin to replace the much-needed oil flow to give glow, shine, radiance, and youth to the skin, but most importantly, however, the number one reason was to prevent premature aging that oily skin can do.

So for all, you oily peeps that are constantly complaining about being oily this is your time to shine and enjoy your shine indeed!

The fewer lipids our skin produces the quicker we can age. Feeding and protecting is key.

FACT– Glowing radiant skin looks younger than matte dull skin (and I’m not talking about oil slick skin. I’m talking about lovely healthy shine in the right places. After all, aren’t we all trying to achieve the illusion of younger looking skin?

Not only have I always used foundations for dry or dehydrated skin but since my mid to late 30’s I have also liked to use a foundation that has ingredients to work on anti-aging. Here is a mix of my top favorite foundations I’ve used and loved over the many years that are either good for dry and or mature skin. 


Radiant Fluid Foundation

This is the companies top-selling foundation great for radiance and nourishment

  • Watery oil based
  • Exquisite Radiance
  • Glowing
  • moisturizing
  • Illuminating
  • Dewy lustrous all day finish
  • SPF 24


The Foundation

If you like to indulge, this high-end foundation is a work of art in its formula, texture and finish on the skin, with luxurious added benefits of anti-aging and repairing. An amazing foundation Perfect for the Dry and Mature skin.

  • High-End Ultra Luxurious
  • Lightweight
  • Repairs damaged skin
  • Boosts Elasticity
  • Moisturisers and smooths all day
  • Firms the skin
  • Retexturizes the skin after continues use
  • Blurs Imperfections
  • Unique gel-oil base formula
  • SPF 21


Magic Foundation

This foundation is Magic for those who like full coverage, nourishment and anti-ageing, yet still likes the feel of a lightweight formula. I actually prefer a light to medium coverage but I thought id pop this one in for those who like a fuller coverage.  This is a fabulous one for you.

  • SPF 15
  • Moisturising
  • Full coverage yet lightweight
  • Rich Anti-aging ingredients
  • Available in 15 shades
  • Firms Skin
  • Hyloronic and Vitamin C reduces appearance of fine lines, plumps skin


Light Wonder Foundation

Darlings! (as gorgeous Charlotte would say) There are no if’s or but’s about this one. It’s definitely up there as one of my favorite foundations for myself and my professional kit.

  • SPF15
  • Hydrating for 18hrs
  • Minimises pores and wrinkles
  • Long lasting
  • light sheer buildable coverage
  • Youth-Boosting Actives


Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

This Beautiful Foundation will give you both anti-aging benefits of a serum and the flawless coverage of a natural looking foundation. I love a 2 in 1 product. This foundation covers imperfections without setting into lines and gives a beautiful Dewy finish.

  • SPF 25
  • Serum/foundation
  • natural look
  • anti-aging
  • treatment for skin
  • Firms and lifts
  • Ultra-fine pigments
  • Beautiful dewy skin
  • Great for driest of skin types
  • Nourishing


Ultra Foundation

This Innovative foundation is one of the brands I use in my kit. It has also been trusted by many other Makeup Artists alike for years. Its silicone emulsion floats on top of the skin and doesn’t crease or flake. Best of all no primer or powder is needed! (money saved) as its built-in and sets with a beautiful soft focus dewy finish.

  • oil free
  • Sets without powder
  • No primer needed
  • Dewy finish
  • Innovative
  • highly pigmented
  • second skin
  • super sophisticated silicone base
  • ideal for rosacea
  • long lasting
  • comes in a glass bottle or a pro smaller size, lightweight and unbreakable container
  • contains No SPF which means its great for flash photography


Future Skin Foundation

This luxurious oil-free gel foundation is Hydrating to the Maximum capabilities! containing 60% charged water and seaweed its no wonder this is used on celebrities in Movies, Tv, and Award shows.

  • Hydrating
  • 60% charged water and seaweed
  • gel based
  • no oil
  • luxurious
  • Arnica, alow and chamomile work to soothe and calm sensitive skin
  • Radiant Finish


Maifanshi Moisture Foundation

The Japanese really know how to make beautiful cosmetics and when it comes to good skin they are obsessed. This cult favorite foundation has all the benefits of skin care pampering combined with high definition coverage. This is a staple in my Kit.

  • High Definition coverage
  • Mineral pigments blur imperfections
  • feather-light on the skin
  • 80% moisturizing ingredients
  • Safe for all skin types including sensitive
  • No nasties
  • Not tested on animals
  • healthy for skin
  • sheer-medium finish
  • Iconic


Tinted Moisturiser

I feel this is amongst many peoples favorite tinted moisturizer. Its been around for a long time and understandably so. It has sheer buildable coverage for beautiful hydration and flawless coverage

  • Oil Free
  • Suitable for Acne-prone, sensitive and oily skin
  • sheer coverage
  • SPF 20
  • gives tint and moisture to skin


Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

I was introduced to this fantastic product by a celebrity I once made up. It looked so amazing on her mature skin so it quickly became a favourite of mine too. It’s ideal for someone who likes a light-radiant coverage with moisturising properties. Especially great for middle-aged/ mature women as it blurs and diffuses lines, wrinkles, and pores.

  • Hydrating
  • oil free
  • light diffusing pigments
  • luxurious
  • evens skin tone
  • brightens skin


Perfectionist Foundation

This was the first foundation I used many moons ago that had anti-ageing ingredients to nourish, firm and hydrate. It’s a great medium coverage foundation.

  • SPF 25
  • Anti Aging Skincare benefits
  • Brightens
  • Firms
  • Hydrates
  • Medium coverage
  • Dewy finish
  • Serum technology
  • oil free
  • fragrance free


Nude Air Serum Foundation

This ultra lightweight fluid serum is so sheer and silky smooth. It corrects the skin very well giving a healthy glow with a velvety/satin finish. Normally I like more of a dewy finish, however, this foundation has become my new favorite because it looks so natural and more like a second skin. The best way this foundation looks on my skin is after I’ve applied my skincare routine, I use underneath or mix in with the foundation the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow face primer. This gives that little extra glow I love but still looking like real skin. Then I apply either the Wonder Glow again or the Becca Shimmering skin perfector highlighter on a few of the high points of my face including top of the cheekbone and a little on Bridge of the nose. I use very minimal setting powder on my t zone only. Voila! I have perfectly corrected luminous natural healthy skin.

  • looks like a Second skin/real skin
  • SPF 25
  • Natural healthy Glow
  • Semi-matte finish/velvety or satin like finish
  • Oil-based fluid
  • Silky smooth
  • weightless
  • serum-like formula

Photography Felina Hung @capitaldstudios/Makep&Hair Sarah Damichi/ Model Angelika @mmgmodels