How to Apply Makeup That Stays All Day on Dry Skin

Everyone can occasionally have dry skin, regardless of age or skin type. As the seasons and temperatures shift, we notice a sudden tightness in our skin, a constant need for lip balm, and a greater need for lotion to keep our bodies moisturized and feeling smooth. However, some people have such severe dry skin issues that their makeup appears cakey and textured—not exactly beautiful.

We can moisturize our dry skin and maintain the freshness of our cosmetics all day. While certain cosmetics are more helpful than others, the key is to take better care of our skin before applying makeup. 

The following are some strategies we may use to ensure that our makeup remains on our faces for an extended period of time:

  • Use a high-quality moisturizer before starting our makeup.
  • Apply a decent moisturizing primer first, then a hydrating setting spray at the end.
  • Steer clear of complex formulae. Invest on items that include cream.
  • Makeup should be applied with a moist sponge. Do not apply the product directly on our skin. Rather, dab it on softly.
  • Apply a facial spray as needed. This immediately increases the moisture of our skin, particularly during the warmer months of the year. Spray mists have a large proportion of water in them. Applying them just before venturing outside on a chilly winter's day might cause skin hypothermia, which exacerbates dryness.
  • Spend some time blushing and patting in our foundation. Make sure it blends in with our skin tone; if not, the makeup will remain on the surface and seem patchy.
  • Ensure that we are using adequate lighting when putting our makeup. Even in a well-lit area, we must ensure that our makeup is flawless.
  • If our foundation still seems patchy, we should think about getting a better one. Investing in higher-quality products alone can have a profound impact at times.


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