Flaky foundation, dry under eyes, and patchy coverage. If you suffer from dry skin, you feel my pain. Even in the hot and humid Texas weather, I have dry skin. Thankfully, I’ve found just the makeup regimen to save your dry skin. It works well for me, and I feel confident it will work for you, too.
So, you already do the regular stuff. You moisturize at night. You don’t strip your skin of natural oils. You may even apply special serum to keep moisture in your skin. But in the morning, when you apply your makeup, you still get the same gross dry result. Makeup should bring life to your face. If you’re finding that you look cracked and weathered after makeup application, you’re doing it wrong.
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How to Save Your Dry Skin with Makeup
Any girl with dry skin knows that moisturizing is a must. But just in case you don’t – always moisturize before you apply any part of your makeup routine. Here’s the run down on order:
- Wash Face
- Apply Serum
- Apply SPF (unless you’re covered with your moisturizer or foundation)
- Apply Moisturizer
- Apply Primer
- Apply Foundation
Use a Wet Sponge
If you’re using a sponge (think BeautyBlender) and you aren’t wetting it first… Boy oh boy. Put that baby under the faucet, squeeze out the excess water and then go to town applying your foundation. It really works to lock it in.
Use a Moisturizing Foundation
While we’re on the topic of foundation, don’t use a super matte foundation. Use one with some moisture in it. My favorite is the IT Cosmetics CC+. It’s moisturizing, has SPF 50, AND can be built up to full coverage. Win-Win-Win.
A little late to the highlighting game? That’s ok. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of these makeup fads. However, let me convince you that this is one you need to get in on. Highlighting can instantly give your face light, and using the right highlighter can make your skin look dewy, too. That’s what I shoot for – nice and dewy. Disclaimer: dewy does not and will not ever = oil slick. That’s a different thing entirely.
If you suffer from dry skin, go for a cream or liquid highlighter. This will really add some youthfulness to your face.
Mist & Set
So, I’ve convinced you that you want dewy skin. Good. Sometimes powder products such as bronzers and blush can make our skin look dry, even on top of a good moisturizer and foundation. To combat this, use a setting spray. Using a setting spray will allow all of the components of your makeup routine to really just mesh together. Doing this makes your makeup look much more natural, too.
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