Makeup tips for dry skin are a must for a flawless-looking complexion. While doing makeup on normal and combination skin is a breeze dry and oily skin types can be so tricky. If you have Dry skin, then you must definitely have experienced the challenges of a seamless makeup application. It literally doesn’t sit well. New York City-based dermatologist, Shari Marchbein, said to Allure that facial dryness can happen for a variety of reasons, including allergies, psoriasis, eczema, extreme temperatures, harsh skin care products, and over-exfoliating. And sometimes, it’s just genetics. But when it comes to makeup application over dry skin, texture, and dry patches are emphasized with every layer of makeup and every little imperfection seems accentuated. So today we’re going to be discussing our list of makeup tips for dry skin.
11 Makeup tips for dry skin
#1 in Our List of Makeup Tips for Dry Skin Is The Scotch Tape Hack
Makeup artist Robin Black tackle stubborn dry patches quickly and effectively using the sticky side of scotch tape to pull off loose dry dead skin bits. This way, a more even surface is created.
#2 Prime with Lots of Serum ( Not Creams )
Hydrate your skin with a serum and not cream, unless of course you want your makeup to look patchy and cakey. Try this Adore Cosmetics Elite Facial Serum with a special Vitamin C, E and jojoba seed oil helps improve the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity. This serum works like a dream under makeup.
#3 Use a Hydrating Foundation
Pick a foundation that adds moisture to the skin rather than one that is loaded with powder. Liquid or cream foundations are great alternatives. And don’t go full coverage unless you really need it. Lightweight foundation will be more flattering for your skin type. Look for foundation that describe their finish as “dewy” or as having a “glow” for instant radiance. Stay away from matte, powdery finishes, which can emphasize dullness and areas of very dry, rough-textured skin.
#4 in Our List of Makeup Tips for Dry Skin Is To Use a Beauty Blender to Add Moisture
Experts say that using a damp Beauty Blender sponge for foundation application will not only blend it out like a dream but also add tiny droplets of water into the foundation. This is a miracle for dry skin girls, and a must have tool for added hydration, even as you apply makeup.
#5 Pick an Ultra-Creamy Concealer
When you have dry skin, one of the worst things you will experience is cakey under eyes due to a drying concealer. This also tends to make any laughter lines more noticeable and hence age you. Glamour Magazine recommends going for Glossier’s Stretch concealer which has the creamy consistency of a solid tinted moisturizer. Another great alternative is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer with is very sheer and radiant.
#6 Product Texture is Key for Dry Skin
Believe it or not, a makeup product’s texture can make it or break it for a dry skin gal. The texture is often underestimated but will make a big difference in the final result and the way it sits over dry skin. Dewy or glowy finishes can add much-needed radiance in an instant.
When it comes to blushed, cream ones work best on top of dry skins. Typically when powder blush is absorbed by dry skin it leaves dusty, blotchy color on the cheeks. Cream blushed give a natural skin finish and a flawless application. To apply a cream blush, the best way is to use your fingers and gently dab it over the apples of your cheeks and into your cheekbones using small circular motions.
Paula’s Choice recommends staying away from makeup products containing SD or denatured alcohol, witch hazel, essential oils, or fragrance. These ingredients are bad for all skin types, but particularly for dry skin since they strip away any little hydration it may have.
#7 Cleanse With Micellar Water
According to Glamour, it’s always a great first step to prep dry skin with micellar water. Unlike harsher cleansers, a few swipes with it on a cotton pad, will cleanse without drying it out. We also recommend Adore Symphony Oil Cleanser. A gentle oil based alternative for dry skin.
#8 Sun Exposure Is Dehydrating
Sun exposure will dry your already dry skin out. But you know what can be super dehydrating too? Chemical sunscreens! So go for physical sunblock instead. You’ll find it is more soothing less drying and most importantly non toxic. Physical sunblocks deflect the sun’s rays and don’t need to be absorbed by the skin in order to protect it.
#9 Hydrate Dry Lips Too
Why do we keep forgetting our lips have skin too? And when it’s dry, lips look thinner, cracked and aged like prunes. Dry skin flakes also appear on your lips, specially during winter time. Two words come to mind: lip balm. It’s as easy as finding a good lip balm full of hydrating ingredients and keep it with you at all times. Of course, don’t forget to re-apply it as many times as needed during the day.
#10 Fake It Will You Make It
Until you manage to balance your skin’s moisture levels, our favorite trick is to fake that hydrated glow by applying a pearly highlighter underneath or mixed with foundation. Another great tip that is used in europe, is to highlight dry skin using a hydrating eye cream. What’s clever about this trick is that you’re not only faking a glow, you’re also treating your dry skin. We suggest you try Adore Golden Touch 24K Firming Eye Serum and put this hack to the test.
#11 in Our List of Makeup Tips for Dry Skin Is Finding a Hydrating Setting Mist
Lastly, if you have dry skin stay away from setting powder. Instead, pick a setting spray that will give your skin a natural finish and hydrated appearance. Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray or Glam Glow’s Glowsetter are two great alternatives to refresh and melt makeup powders into the skin.
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