Beauty Q&A: What Should I Do When My Foundation Gets Dry During the Day?

May 12, 2020
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
what to do if your foundation is dry

Of all the annoying makeup-related struggles, dry, cracked foundation is one of the trickiest to combat. How are you supposed to effectively freshen up your foundation without stripping off all of your makeup completely? We reached out to Giorgio Armani celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn for his best advice.


“Two quick tips that come to mind are to use a refreshing makeup setting spray to rehydrate skin during the day,” says Quinn. “And if it’s extremely dry and cracked, use a few drops of the Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Supreme Recovery Oil in your hands and put it over your makeup for a glow and hydration.” Combined, these products have the potential to do just as much good for your skin as they do for your makeup.


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For a more affordable pairing, try mixing the E.l.f Nourishing Facial Oil with a natural, matte foundation like the Urban Decay Stay Naked Liquid Foundation. If you want to opt for a foundation that does the job in one step, try the NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow! Foundation that has a radiant, glowy finish. 


foundations for dry skin

As for refreshing facial sprays and mists that can also keep your makeup hydrated throughout the day, we recommend the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Setting Spray for a boost of hyaluronic acid or the NYX Professional Makeup Dewy Finish Setting Spray for long lasting dew.


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