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How To Apply Makeup On Dry Skin For A Hydrated, Dewy Finish

How To Apply Makeup On Dry Skin For A Hydrated, Dewy Finish

Party season is here, and so is winter! A little kiss of cold air on our faces can unleash absolute havoc on our skin, especially for dry skin types. We’re talking reduced plumpness, low glow, and skin drier than the Sahara desert. So how can you get your skin to radiate and glow when it’s far from it?

DW boo, when it comes to all kinds of glossy skin routines, we’re captains of the team dew. ‘Coz if your angles aren’t gleaming like plump dumplings straight out of a wok or a glazed doughnut, are you even dew-ing it right? Dewy, juicy skin is something we all strive for, and you can always fake it by using the right makeup products. If you want to serve that juicy glow this winter, we’re listing down the step-by-step guide to applying makeup on dry skin. Keep scrolling!


The Ultimate Guide To Take Your Skin From Dry To Dewy With Makeup

Step 1: The Prep Step

Use the right skincare products. Start with washing your face with lukewarm water. Use a mild hydrating cleaner to do so. We suggest using an exfoliating cleanser that sloughs off dead skin cells. Thereby, giving you a silky-smooth canvas for the rest of your skincare and makeup products. Next, use a hydrating face serum and moisturiser. When using these products, allow each product to sink in before moving on to the next step. This will help your skin to take it all in and bind beautifully with makeup. If you are doing your makeup in the am, you can use a hydrating serum with ingredients such as vitamin C, E, and hyaluronic acid to inject hydration into the skin. 

Step 2: Opt For A Dew-Inducing Primer

Look out for makeup products that don’t dry your skin out. Steer clear of formulas containing parabens, alcohol, or salicylic acid as they can worsen the situation. Instead, opt for creamy and hydration formulas with hyaluronic acid and natural oils. We suggest using a glow-inducing primer that’s infused with good-for-skin ingredients before going ahead with your foundation and concealer. 


Step 3: Use A Hydrating Foundation

Opt for a foundation with ingredients such as vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and natural oils. Place a few dots of foundation on the face and buff it lightly using a brush. Then, go in with a full-coverage creamy concealer. Apply it on any uneven skin tone and blemishes you’d like to cover. Apply it on the under-eye areas to perk up your peepers. 

Step 4: Hello, Instant Cheekbones

Once you’re done applying your foundation and concealer, now’s the time to apply blush and bronzer. For dry skin types, blush and bronzers with a creamy consistency are the best. And while the bronzer isn’t an absolutely necessary step, it helps add warmth to the face and sculpt your complexion. Load up some cream contour on your blush and sweep it along the hollows of your cheeks, forehead, and jawline. 


Step 5: Cherub Cheeks, Here We Come!

Blush will be next on the list. Smile so you can dab cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. Use your fingers or a blush brush to lightly tab and build the colour until you’ve got the desired finish. 

Step 6: Eye-conic!

The world is your oyster and there are so many eye makeup looks you can play with. If you have dryness in the area, you can opt for a cream-based eyeshadow. Or you can apply your fave powder eyeshadow, eyeliners, and mascaras as usual. 


Step 7: Make It Dewy, Not Greasy

Apply creamy or liquid highlighter on areas where light naturally hits your face. Think brow bone, above the cupid’s bow, and atop your cheekbones. Lightly tap into those areas and blend in with a fluffy brush or your fingers. 

Step 8: Seal The Deal

Folks with dry skin don’t usually need a setting powder. But if you need to mattify certain areas, you can load some on a brush, dust off the excess and lightly apply on areas that tend to get oily. The final step includes using a hydrating setting spray to seal it all on. It adds a final layer of moisture and gives it a dewy glow. 


Just dew it!

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02 Dec 2022
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