Holy-Grail Makeup Tricks For Dry Skin

April 22, 2015

Applying makeup onto dry skin can often feel like you’re constantly losing a battle – with yourself. Foundation never sits the way it should, the dewy-skin look always turns into matte (by proxy), and don’t even start with cheek and eye makeup.

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If you, or someone you know, suffers from dry skin, use these holy grail makeup tips which are sure to make your skin glow!


One of the most important tips for anyone suffering from dry skin is to keep it hydrated. Whether you’re lounging around the house on a no-makeup day, or heading out to a special event – moisturise! It will leave your skin smoother for longer and will make it so much easier to apply makeup.

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Bioderma Hydrabio Riche Cream, $39.99

Cream foundation

Rather than using a powder foundation, you’ll want to stick to creamy formulas. They sink into the skin much easier than anything else, and will last longer on your skin type. For a natural look without any dry patches, use a damp cosmetic sponge to buff the product into your skin.

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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, $59

Cosmetic sponge

Brushes can often feel too harsh on dry skin types and actually create dry patches around the eye and cheek areas. Instead, bounce the cosmetic sponge over your skin for an airbrush look every single time.

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, $15.99

Cheek and lip stains

Rather than using the same-old pressed powder which doesn’t agree with your skin type, test out a few cheek stains instead. They are so quick and easy to apply with your fingers and blend seamlessly into dry skin. Maximise on your beauty products and use the stain as a 2-in-1 for both your cheeks and lips.

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Natio Cheek and Lip Tint, $10.46


It might seem a little weird to regularly exfoliate dry skin, but it’s actually quite the opposite! Since your skin is prone to dryness, regular exfoliating will help to remove those dry skin cells and leave you with a flawless base. Use a charcoal scrub once a week to remove any excess skin and carefully pat down with a towel to avoid the build-up of additional dry patches.

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clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Face Exfoliant, $18

Facial spray

Since dry skin can feel tight and itchy throughout the day, keep a facial spray in your handbag to hydrate it. Something like this will instantly bring back the glow to your face and will actually make your foundation last longer.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $9

What are some of your makeup tips for dry skin?

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