Dry Skin Makeup: How to Wear Makeup With Dry Skin

Dry Skin Makeup: How to Wear Makeup With Dry Skin


The good news is: The dreaded nose peeling , foundation flaking, concealer cracking - it's all preventable. Makeup.com has got you covered with proper dry skin makeup application! For those extra special moments when your dry skin refuses to behave, here's how to ensure an all-day, flake-free complexion.

It's All in the Preparation

1. Use a Creamy Exfoliating Cleanser

2. Use a Fast-Absorbing Serum

Use a fast absorbing or oil like Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate in place of your moisturizer, so that the product can quickly work its way into your skin, delivering immediate relief and hydration.

A well moisturized face is crucial to applying makeup properly to dry skin. You want your skin to look and feel like velvet, not sandpaper.

3. Use Primer

An essential step in prepping your skin for a flawless makeup application is . The creamy texture will keep skin moisturized and act as a "blur," smoothing out pores and any imperfections. We love Lancôme La Base Pro !

A well primed face helps makeup glide on and look seamless, rather than getting stuck in dry patches on the face.

The RIGHT Formula

Opt for lightweight foundation and apply it with a synthetic foundation brush since it's gentle enough to keep your skin from flaking. Then, use a damp Beauty Blender to press makeup into your skin for a natural, dewy look .

The same goes for blush! Use a creamy compact or liquid stain instead of powder for added hydration.

DON'TS for Dry Skin Makeup

1. When applying makeup on your dry skin, do not use your fingers to apply any product as they'll absorb the much-needed moisture in your skin.

3. Skip the waterproof formulas as they suck out skin's moisture, which will lead to flaking. Dry skin makeup does not need to be waterproof! You should be able to easily wash your face off at the end of the day.

What are some of your makeup application tips for dry skin? Share in the comments below!

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