Cream and liquid foundations may have the same final result - to provide a woman's face with a clean, even, and beautiful look, but their application components are very different.
Liquid foundations provide a very smooth, clean finish.Most of them include skin moisturizing ingredients that provide nutrients for your skin, and feel very smooth upon application.Liquid foundations, with lubricants, are especially made for women with dry skin.A semi-liquid foundation works best for combination skins.
If your face absorbs the foundation too quickly, and you find yourself needing to reapply your makeup once or twice more per day, you probably have dry skin and need to switch to a cream foundation.A silk cream foundation will provide additional moisture to soothe and even out your tones.
Most cream foundations come in stick or compact. They are a wonderful foundation to use against the elements by providing protection, and sealing to the skin against sun, wind and cold.
For women not of color (I don't know the term that is politically correct! lol):