I would use bare minerals. Its great for dry sensative skin and you don't need to use foundation underneath it. Alot of times its the foundation that is the problem...the chemicals in it irritate your skin and can mess with the natural oils your skin produces...drying it out.
I agree, also adding to your answer (as a person with super dry and sensitive skin) mineral type foundations contain less ingredients and often the more ingredients something has, the more it irritates your skin.
I use bare minerals (I have combination skin, some of it is seriously dry and some of it is seriously oily, and of course it is sensitive), and it provides better coverage than the liquid foundations i've used.
bare minerals is great, it really is the best makeup brnd out there for any type of skin, and covergirl sensitive skin foundation is great, i use it all the time as well as the matching powder.
Mine is dry and sensitive, I use MaxFactor eperience. Weightless Foundation.
i could never find one that looked nice, but if you apply it with some moisturiser, works for me :)
You don't have to use a lot and it's gentle ^^