Looking for the best makeup tips for dry skin even in summer or monsoons? While it is no secret that our skin gets dry in the winter, if you naturally have dry and rough skin throughout the year, it may make your job to sport makeup effortlessly a tad bit difficult. Powdery products just end up emphasizing cracks and flaky skin while a matte lipstick looks unappealing on chapped lips. However, it is quite easy to not only apply makeup the right way on dry skin but also repair the lipid barrier so your skin turns soft and smooth.
Makeup Tips for Dry Skin: The Basics
Is everyone telling you to stay away from the powdery blush or matte liquid lipsticks because they don’t work on dry skin? But do you also like indulging in some makeup trends that may not suit your skin type? Well, there are quite some easy tips and tricks on how to make all types of makeup work for your skin. Whether it is something simple as moisturising or using a creamy version of a makeup product, you will not have to worry about dry skin anymore. So, let us go through some easy and best makeup tips for dry skin.
Here Are Top 10 Best Makeup Tips for Dry Skin
Honestly, one of the simplest makeup tips for dry skin or any skin type is to prep. This way it not only readies your skin for a full face of makeup but also ensures that it is applied well and lasts all day long. Don’t forget to moisturise your face before you start your makeup. It seals the moisture from the air to your skin and makes it soft while blurring any cracked or flaky patches.
Prepping your face well defeats half of the hurdles, making it one of the most effective makeup tips for dry skin. This includes putting on primer as it acts as the base for the makeup to stay on. The non-sticky Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer also covers your pores and blemishes to even your skin. On top of it, this lightweight primer is infused with vitamin E which is known to nourish dry skin. Squeeze out a little and easily blend it all over your face thanks to its smooth gel-like texture.
There are days when you are in the mood for some light and sheer makeup that just evens your skin tone and leaves it at that. Or do you have a nasty acne scar that doesn’t seem to disappear even with a full face of foundation? Try out a creamy concealer like the Lakmé Absolute Creme Concealer which does not crease even on the driest of skins to give a smooth finish. Easy to blend, you can get any type of coverage you like by dotting it over any blemishes and blending it with a brush or beauty blender. And as luck would have it, this concealer also has vitamin E along with active ingredients that keep your skin hydrated all day long.
Liquid foundations should be your go-to even in Indian summers if you have dry skin. But if you tend to sweat off your makeup or hate the heavy layers, we have a solution for that too. Use a lightweight serum foundation that is quickly absorbed by your skin. The Lakmé Absolute Skin Dew Serum Foundation is the answer to all your conditions. It has a liquid formula making it easy to apply and blend. It is rich in hyaluronic acid and niacinamide which are known to keep your skin soft, hydrated and even-toned. It can give you sheer or full coverage depending on what you need. So, get to sporting a natural glow and acing your no makeup look with this foundation.
To make sure your highlighter blends naturally and is subtle, try a creamy highlighter like the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter. One, there is no fallout or messy application ruining the rest of your makeup. Two, you can precisely apply it on your brow bone, nose and cupid’s bow. And finally, it is much easier to blend it in no matter what your skin type. Oh, and the fact that its hydrating formula has glycerin and water is just an added bonus.
6. Lip balm
We all know the heartbreak of exfoliating your lips and slathering on tons of lip balm only for a matte lipstick to highlight your chapped lips on an important occasion. Well, it is all about how you apply it. Before you apply your lipstick, exfoliate your lips with a mild scrub like sugar. Once the chapped layer is peeled off, generously apply some lip balm. Wait for it to soothe the fresh and delicate layer of your lips. Then take a blotting paper or tissue and blot the lip balm. Once the waxy layer of the lip balm is gone, take your matte lipstick or liquid lipstick and apply it in vertical motions. Don’t press or rub your lips together to even out the lipstick as it will just give a patchy finish.
7. Liquid eye makeup
When in doubt, going liquid is one of the best makeup tips for dry skin. If you have crow’s feet or exceptionally dry skin near your eyes, it may make blending the usual eyeshadow difficult. However, you can use liquid eyeshadows and liquid eyeliners for smoothly creating your eye makeup.
8. Damp beauty blender
A brush may not work well if you are trying to apply foundation or do some contouring. In fact, it can turn your base patchy or form harsh lines. For spreading and blending your base or applying a product over a large surface like blush, use a damp beauty blender. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the blender and dab it on your face in circular and outward motions. The dampness will also hydrate your skin a little while blurring any harsh lines.
9. Setting spray
Hydrate your skin as often as you can and this step does it well as the moisture from the setting spray is absorbed by your skin even through all that makeup. It also makes your face look more dewy and glowy, something that may be missing for us dry skin girls. And of course, it fulfils its original purpose which is to set your makeup in place all day long.
10. Drink water
The takeaway from this list of tips is that hydration is key and you should get it from anywhere you can. That also includes drinking at least two litres of water daily. It not only flushes the toxins from your body but also hydrates your skin and repairs the lipid barrier which is responsible for keeping your skin hydrated.
FAQs about Top 10 Best Makeup Tips for Dry Skin
Q1. What not to use on dry skin?
There are quite a few ingredients that you should avoid to keep your skin from drying out more such as alcohol, AHAs and artificial fragrances. As for makeup, avoid powdery products that don’t blend well and give a patchy finish.
Q2. Is it okay to put Vaseline on your face?
Yep. It has been an age-old remedy in almost all Indian households. Quite a safe skincare product, all it uses is purified petroleum jelly to seal moisture in your face and turn it soft.
Q3. How to use powder makeup for dry skin?
Found a really nice shade of powder blush or eyeshadow? Well, you can still use it but with a few tweaks. Don’t layer on the product as it will make it look flaky. Pat the product instead of rubbing it for a seamless finish. Use face mists on the brush, the product or your face if you think the application is not smooth.
Written by Lopa K on Apr 30, 2023