How to Get Flawless Makeup If You Have Dry Skin

Dry skin can be particularly bothersome when you want to look and feel your best. Whether you have dry skin year round or only certain times of the year, there’s nothing worse than applying makeup that gives you that unwanted cakey look.

Luckily, an airbrushed, dewy makeup look is possible, even if you have dry skin! Check out our tips to create a beautiful complexion!

Which makeup is best for dry skin?

Whenever you shop for makeup products, look for ingredients that lock in moisture, like hyaluronic acid, avocado or seed oil, and Vitamin E. Avoid anything marketed as oil free or matte, as these products are usually intended for beauties with oily skin.

If you have dry skin, an illuminating foundation that offers lots of moisture will be your best friend. You also want a lightweight foundation that allows you to build your coverage. Skip powder foundation, as it will only make dry patches more noticeable.

On days when you want to look au natural, an illuminating BB Cream can provide all day moisture for your skin. BB Cream has more coverage than tinted moisturizer but less coverage than liquid foundation. Our BB Cream has Vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid that penetrates the skin to lock in moisture.


For blush, opt for creamy formulas. Cream blushes often contain ingredients that give off a better dewy glow than their powder counterparts. Moisturizing ingredients like avocado oils will prevent your blush from looking cakey.


How to apply makeup if you have dry skin

A great moisturizer is a beauty essential, especially if you have dry skin. Apply to your face and neck morning and night. For best results, your moisturizer should cater to your dry skin and contain hyaluronic acid or another ingredient that retains moisture. You can also exfoliate once a week, but always follow with a moisturizer, or you run the risk of making your dry skin worse.

Before you apply foundation, incorporate a hydrating foundation primer into your makeup routine. Follow your primer with your favorite foundation for dry skin.

Try a beauty blending sponge instead of a foundation brush for cream or liquid foundation. Even if you don’t have dry skin, using a makeup brush can sometimes make skin appear drier. It’s much easier to blend foundation with a sponge. Tip: always wet your sponge and squeeze out any excess water before dipping in your foundation.


Use your fingers to apply your cream blush, and layer on until you achieve your desired look!

To set your makeup, choose a setting spray rather than a setting powder. A spray will provide more hydration. Keep one in your purse so you can apply throughout the day when you feel that your skin is losing moisture.

Get more tips for makeup application for every skin type and bring out your beauty with our must-have products!


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