Here are 3 makeup tips for dry skin

We take a look at how to tackle common makeup issues when you've got skin on the drier side

Here's how to do you makeup if you have dry skin!
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Here's how to do you makeup if you have dry skin!

Whether it's the winter weather, or whether your skin is dry year round, dealing with roughness, flakiness, dullness, or texture can be a challenge, especially if you like to wear makeup!

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But that doesn't mean you can't get your glow on! As we know, properly prepping your skin before you apply your makeup is essential, but especially so for drier skin types, as you want to maintain your skin's moisture levels throughout the day (and not look like the Sahara desert by 5pm!)

So, here are our tips to achieve a flawless face every day if you have dry skin:

Prep and prime

Makeup is an art form and can only ever be as good as the canvas to which it is applied, aka your face! This means you need to take your time to prep your skin properly before you start your makeup.

Drier skin types tend to have skin that flakes, so make sure you have a healthy exfoliation regime (1-2 per week).

Next, make sure to prep skin for makeup application by spending plenty of time layering hydrating skincare such as a mist, serum, moisturiser, SPF, and if you're extra dry, a moisturising primer.

Creams over powders

The formulation of your makeup products is of the utmost importance if you have dry skin. Powder products tend to accent flaky skin or rough texture and long-wear liquid foundation can also be overly drying since they typically have a matte finish.

Instead, opt for cream, liquid foundations, concealers, and blushes and apply them either with a damp makeup sponge or with your fingertips. Make sure not to drag the product across the skin as this can cause flaking, but instead use a dabbing motion and blend slowly towards the edges of the face.

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Finishing touches

Setting your makeup isn't quite so important if you have dry skin since you aren't producing enough oil to cause the makeup to shift. Therefore, only powder areas you feel really need it. A better setting option is to use a hydrating setting spray or simply spritz a little hydrating face mist onto your face once you've finished your look (you can also top up on face mist during the day!).

Lastly, for a little pop of shine, try dabbing a few drops of facial oil on the high points of your face for a refreshing, protective, glow.

Sources used:

L'Oreal Paris: '10 Tips for Applying Makeup When You Have Dry Skin'

Glamour: 'The Best Makeup for Dry Skin and How to Apply It'

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