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3 Simple, Yet Powerful Makeup Tips for Dry Skin

Choosing the right makeup for dry skin is always a challenge.

For people with dry skin, the presence of extra dead skin particles on the face have a tendency to render the makeup unappealing, to say the least. The use of moisturizers and ensuring proper hydration for the body are some of the ways to ward off dryness, yet, for women with naturally dry skin, approaching winters can potentially bring nightmares.

Below are three simple tips you could incorporate into your makeup routine to look your best during winters if you are someone with dry skin type:

1. Resist Matte Formulations

Matte formulations are tempting, to say the least, but if you have dry skin, it is better to avoid them totally. Reason? They make your skin even more dry and end up giving you a cakey look.

As an alternative, you can always go for dewy formulations. They are lighter on the skin, do not suck out moisture and keep the skin surface hydrated.

A dewy foundation will not give you a velvety finish but it will add glow to your skin. theBalm’s Bonnie Dew Manizer Liquid Highlighter is a paraben-free product that can give you a radiant, dewy finish. It is advised that you use a hydrating mist so that the skin does not dry out a mere couple of hours after applying makeup.

2. Don’t Go Beyond Medium Coverage

Heavy or full coverage does not blend well with dry skin. Apart from posing the challenge of making it seem natural, it gives your skin a cakey look. But that doesn’t mean the reverse is true and the thinner the layer, the better it is.

Your coverage depends on the amount of skin blemishes you have and what kind of makeup will help in concealing them, but in principle, full coverages are simply not suitable for people with dry skin type. Anything between light and medium coverage is more desirable.

Wycon Cosmetics Dewy Light Face Primer is something that can offer you medium coverage while offering an all day, freshy, bright look.

An advantage of light coverage is that it is difficult to spot even during daytime, so it’s akin to sporting a natural look!

3. Lessen the Use of Powder

Applying powder implies that your skin will lose its natural oil, which is already in short supply. Powder has a tendency to absorb body oil, so if you have dry skin, it’s best to stay away from it.  

However, using powder can sometimes become necessary. If such a situation arises during makeup, it is best not to apply powder directly on the skin. Use a good moisturizer, preferably L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Liquid Moisturizer, leave it on for 10 minutes, and then apply some foundation. After this, you can give light touches of powder, if needed.



Apart from the above tips, try and take good care of your skin to avoid dryness. Moisturize your skin regularly. Refrain from taking hot water showers as much as possible. Hot water showers are tempting, but unfortunately, they have a drying effect on the skin. Use lukewarm or cool water to bathe in instead. This will put a leash on excess skin dryness, not only on the face but all parts of the body.