If you have dry skin, you’ll know that it can be rather stressful. Its constant flakiness and dry patches can make caring for this skin type an uphill task. Not just that, even applying makeup can be a delicate situation because you never know if the products or techniques being used are aggravating the problem. However, the trick to use the right makeup for dry skin is to mix hydrating products with the chosen makeup. Wondering how to go about it? Then read on as we’ve got the makeup hacks you need to follow for your dry skin...
Moisturiser + Foundation
 

Moisturiser + Foundation

If you’re finding foundation settling into your creases, it’s probably because your dry skin isn’t moisturised enough when makeup is applied. To turn that around, we suggest an extra shot of hydration by mixing a dime sized amount of moisturiser with your liquid foundation. Not only will this combination provide a moisturised base for your makeup with medium coverage, it won’t be too heavy on your skin either.

BB Recommends mixing the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation and the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser for your face

Primer + Blush
 

Primer + Blush

Although a cream blush is ideal for dry skin, if you don’t have one, it’s no big deal. To give your cheeks a hydrated flush of colour, just make one yourself! To do so, mix a bit of primer with a dusting of blush powder on the back of your palm to create a paste. Once you’re done, dot a small quantity of it on the apples of your cheeks with your fingertips and blend it into the skin. This will make application much simpler and keep your blush intact without affecting your dry skin.

BB Recommends a combination of the Lakmé Absolute Blur Primer and Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick for your cheeks

Petroleum jelly + Mascara
 

Petroleum jelly + Mascara

If dryness is affecting your lashes as well, there’s one makeup trick that we’ve got for you. Before applying transparent or black mascara, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to your lashes. Not only will this leave your lashes well-moisturised, it will make them look fuller as well. This will also help in case your mascara is drying out.

BB Recommends the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly before the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara for your lashes

Lip Balm + Matte Lipstick
 

Lip Balm + Matte Lipstick

One of the downsides of dry skin is chapped lips that almost always feel flaky. They can be a deterrent which holds us back from applying a matte lipstick as it can make our chapped lips more visible. To freely use matte lipsticks once and for all, give your puckers a dose of hydration prior to your lipstick. This makeup tip moistens the lips and removes flakiness so that they serve as a nourished, smooth base. Do so by first applying a lip balm and then coating it with a matte lipstick of your choice. Your lips will look matte yet hydrated!

BB Recommends the Lakmé Lip Love before the Lakmé Absolute Sculpt Studio Matte Lipstick for your lips