The Daily Makeup Routine Products I Use When My Skin Looks Dry and Dull

How to get youthful, glowing skin with Ocea Mckenzie from M.A.C Cosmetics

Want to know how to wear makeup with dry skin? Ocea Mckenzie from M.A.C Cosmetics shares her best makeup hacks for dry skin and favourite products to achieve a youthful glow. Available online at Adore Beauty. Free Express Shipping available.

About the Author

I have worked as a makeup artist for 16 years and my current role is National Education Manager at M.A.C. Cosmetics. My favourite part of what I do is educating clients on how to use skincare & makeup to look and feel amazing.

Growing up I was always a bit of a tomboy but was fascinated by the transformation of makeup. Having worked as a makeup artist for 16 years, I’ve seen the importance of how skin care plays into giving an overall youthful look with or without makeup. 

I'm known for my love of creams and oils as well as unusual colour combinations and placement. The joy of makeup is you can experiment, and have fun, knowing it all washes off at the end the day.

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Where Do You Sit on the Beauty Scale?

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Any Beauty Advice You Wish You Knew Earlier?

The advice I would tell my younger self would be to drink more water, to be confident in who I am- everyone is unique in their own special way, you do you!!! Last but not least to pay attention to my eyebrows. Ruler straight eye brows are not cool (I had this for several years, and I look back and cringe at every photo from that time lol)

Beauty Tip:

The best beauty tips I’ve learned have been through trial and error; it’s difficult to know how to relate or give advice on something if you haven’t tried it yourself. For example knowing what brushes give certain effects by trying them, mixing oils and lotions to see how they sit on the skin with and without makeup.

What are the Best Daily Makeup Routine Products for Dry Skin Prone to Breakouts and Acne Scarring?

My skin type is dry, dehydrated, dull, prone to scarring and the occasional break out. This routine targets my dry dull skin to add moisture, give a youthful fresh appearance and have my skin looking its best. I use this daily.

Step 1: A Preparative Lotion for Fresher, Smoother Skin

Step 1: A Preparative Lotion for Fresher, Smoother Skin

I apply a good amount of Bobbi Brown Extra Treatment Lotion all over bare skin to instantly provide that feeling of comfort . It's the equivalent of a calming tea but for the face to start your day. This miracle lotion is quick absorbing.

Step 2: The Best Face Oil for Dry Skin Before Makeup

Step 2: The Best Face Oil for Dry Skin Before Makeup

I apply a 5 cent piece amount of to my hands, and massage them together before pressing onto my face. This face oil is divine as it melts into the skin like butter, and gives a softening effect to the skin while aiding hydration. A great skin hack is to press this on your cheeks over makeup to give a translucent glow on the skin.

Step 3: The Cult Classic Prep + Prime

Step 3: The Cult Classic Prep + Prime

The next part of my routine is to lock all that moisture in place with a few spritzes of the M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+. The cucumber and chamomile extract leave your skin feeling refreshed and calm. This is the perfect hydration spray to prepare the skin for makeup. I will use this mist through out the day to keep my skin refreshed.

Step 4: The Best Foundation for Dry Skin

Step 4: The Best Foundation for Dry Skin

This is the holy grail of youthful foundations. I love the plastic fresh creamy finish M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Face and Body Foundation delivers. I apply this using a soft fluffy brush all over, building coverage by focusing on areas that need the extra help.

Step 5: Soft Glowing Powder

Step 5: Soft Glowing Powder

Blush is one makeup product I cannot live without. I feel my personality come to life with blush and I don't use caution in my application because I love to see colour! M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Blush in Dainty is the perfect mix of pink and peach with a subtle pearly highlight. I apply this using whatever blush brush i can get my hands on focusing on the apples.

Step 6: Waterproof yet Washable Mascara

Step 6: Waterproof yet Washable Mascara

I love M.A.C COSMETICS Extended Play Giga Black Lash because of the small comb like brush. I use a wiggle and zig zag motion when applying to allow me to get right to the root of my blonde lashes for a defined finish. This tubing mascara is my favourite as its easy to remove with warm water at the end of the day. No scrubbing involved.

Find Ocea on instagram @glamphetamine

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