Dry skin isn't a curse; in fact, it can even be a blessing. During the balmy summer months, your makeup likely stays in place as everyone else's slowly sweats its way off. And you can probably load on luxurious creams without worrying about greasy shine or acne spots.
But when your skin's especially dry, foundation can go on unevenly, leaving you with a flaky, cakey mess. You don't have to give up makeup or resign yourself to uneven skin tone. The right makeup, coupled with a few skincare hacks, can keep your dry complexion glowing all day long.
Prep Your Skin Before Applying Foundation
If you've ever painted a wall or piece of furniture, you know that paint goes on unevenly if a surface is dirty or rough. A new coat of paint can actually emphasise imperfections. The same is true of makeup on your complexion. Just as objects need the right pre-treatment before being painted, your skin needs to be properly prepared for your makeup.
Makeup primers fill indentations in your skin for a smoother surface. Try a primer for dry skin that contains hydrating ingredients such as Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer - GOLD, Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Hydrating 3-in-1 Setting Spray, The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer or M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream