Dry skin is no fun. And it’s especially no fun when it’s interfering with your makeup — a peeling forehead, nose and chin can make you feel you’re actually shedding a second skin (gross, we know). While going to your derm is the best bet for actually combatting flakey texture, there are certain makeup products that can at least suppress the appearance of reptilian pelt. Ahead, find the best makeup for dry skin. Hint: The creamier the texture the better.
The trick to covering up dry skin with foundation is to not wear foundation at all. Opt for a tinted moisturizer, like this Skin Feels Good version from Lancôme. This will keep your skin hydrated all day and also contains that much-needed SPF.
Powder shadow may dry out your lids even further, so if you have dry skin use cream or gel based eyeshadows during the dryer months. We love the Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyeshadow for this — simply swipe or tap it along your lower lash line or lid for a little hydrating sparkle.
A cream highlight is also an excellent choice to combat any makeup flakiness. The NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator is perfect to stipple onto your cheekbones, down your nose and on your cupids bow for a dewy finish. Again, the liquid formula will sink into your skin a bit better than a powder version.
In addition to a cream highlight, a cream blush will also be your best friend. Swirl the NYX Cream blushes onto the apples of your cheeks with a tapping motion and blend it out toward the temples of your face.
After prepping your pout with a lip balm, swipe on the YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain for long lasting color and a comfortable finish. The glossy pigmentation will keep your lips feeling moisturized, soft and made up — a dry skin gal’s dream.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.