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How to Get Flawless-Looking Foundation for Dry Skin

If you knew there is a better way to apply foundation for dry skin, would you do it? I would!

Turn Heads with A Flawless Foundation for Dry Skin Routine

Foundation is only second in my priority, as you all may very well know, the skin is always number 1! So I’m going to touch on skin care a little bit because this actually affects how your foundation performs throughout the day. Dry skin can be really tricky and frustrating. I get it, with all the skin care products you’ve tried it’s almost impossible to find the one that really matches your skin. Let’s add in the different seasons and you’ve got an entire problem altogether.  It’s a good thing I have a pretty good routine for applying foundation for dry skin and I’ll share it with you today.


Skin Care

To make sure your makeup is slaying as much as your date night outfit is, it’s important that your skin is at its best. As for dry skin, it’s almost always hydration from within that we’re all concerned about. So before we even begin to talk about products, please make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

The night before, clean your face with a hydrating cleanser that does not strip off your skin’s natural oils, then put a hydrating mask and let it soak for a while. After this step, you’ll notice your skin is much more supple and moisturized.  Don’t forget to put moisturizer for dry skin before you sleep, an emollient would do great for really dry skin.


Skin Preparation

Of course, you can’t miraculously heal your skin overnight so don’t get frustrated when you see your skin dry in the morning, go ahead and slather facial oil and let it soak in before applying anything.


To prepare your skin for the makeup, apply a primer with dimethicone in it. This helps smoothen out flakes and dry areas because of the silicone base that fills in gaps and spaces. I love using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, it’s expensive but boy it does its job well! For those with extremely dry skin, though, I suggest using a hydrating primer.



Use a dewy finish foundation like the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation or any foundation brand that has a dewy finish to it and apply using a Beauty Blender. I recommend a Beauty Blender for dry skin because brushes can exfoliate the skin causing further damage and flaking. It’s best to pat on the product in order to smoothly go over any flakey area.


Set The Foundation

People with dry skin still have areas in their face that produce extra oil throughout the day. It’s mostly in the T-zone and it has to be prevented so that the oil seeping through doesn’t affect your foundation. Remember to set with powder the T-zone area and leave the other areas of your face powder-free. It creates a more natural-looking skin because you’ve kept dewy the parts. Take note powder can dry up the foundation so be sure to follow my advice and use it lightly.


Hydrating Mist

Using a hydrating mist will add to the dewiness of the look. You can keep applying this throughout the day when you feel dry around your face.


Take a look at Wayne Goss’ take on how to apply foundation for oily skin:

Always remember, skin care should always be your priority. So make sure you use products that are good for your skin and don’t forget to drink plenty of water and you’ll see your skin improve over time.


Try out this routine and let me know how your foundation for dry skin wears in the comments section below; if you like this post, how about these Valentine-makeup ideas? I’m sure you’ll love them.


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  • Molly
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    please set your whole face!! I would not want you to get foundation everywhere!!

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