There’s nothing quite as humbling as looking into the mirror at 1pm and seeing your makeup clinging on to dry, flaky patches of skin. It sucks. And it’s a very helpful reminder that not all makeup products are made for dry skin. You gotta be choosy. But, that’s why you have me.
As someone who tries a lotta makeup (YES, it’s a real job mum), I’ve tested a lot of good and not so good makeup products on my skin. Because often, what works for everyone else won’t necessarily work for dry skin — and there are a few ‘special’ considerations you need to look out for.
You want stuff that’s going to give you a hand on the hydrating front and not mess with your moisture barrier. The kind of products that are going to keep your skin smooth and even, and not b**ch out on you and make your skin look dull, tired or really bloody thirsty.
Watch: Remember that time I applied 10 pumps of foundation to my face? I do. Post continues below.
Before I get into it though, it’s probably best to tell you a little bit about my usual makeup look, yeah? I tend to lean into a glowy, dewy makeup finish and prefer a lightweight, sheer finish for my everyday base. As someone covered with freckles, when I reach for formulas that are full coverage, my skin doesn’t look like my skin. You know?