The Best Makeup for Dry or Dehydrated Skin

Skin type is defined by two things: genetics and oil production. Your predisposition to a skin type is not something that you can change, so it's important to balance your skin with nourishing products. You want your makeup to be an extension of your skincare, so if you have dry or dehydrated skin, look for hydrating, moisturizing mineral makeup that will cover, correct and protect your skin.

The Best Makeup for Dry Skin

Foundation for Dry Skin

The key to a perfect base application is using primer. Face Primer creates a smooth, even canvas for foundation by blurring fine lines and visible pores.

Next, select a foundation that has skin-healthy, hydrating ingredients and a finish that will work with your skin’s dry texture. glo minerals has five base options for dry skin with three different finishes: semi-matte, satin or dewy.

If you’re looking for a multitasker, try glo therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30 for moisturizer, sunscreen and color all-in-one.

glo minerals Base Formulas

Set your foundation to last all day with a light finishing powder. Avoid anything mattifying or oil-absorbing. Finish your look with a spritz of a hydrating setting spray made with Hyaluronic Acid for added surface hydration. You can spray the skin before or after makeup application refresh your skin throughout the day.

Blush for Dry Skin

Creamy products will look and feel the best. Cream Blush gives you a long-lasting flush of color with a dewy look. Apply with the Texture Brush or your fingers, dabbing the product on the apples of your cheeks and blending towards the temple. This blendable formula is forgiving, so if you apply too much you can just keep blending until you get a look you love.

Lipstick for Dry Skin

Before you start your makeup application, prep your lips with a thin layer of balm. Let the nourishing oils sink in while you do the rest of your makeup. Once your foundation, eye and cheeks are done, you can apply a moisturizing lip color. Lipstick and Sheer Lipstick are both great for dry lips, but if you like an ultra-moist lip, try Liquid Lips for a high-shine look.

If your lips are properly conditioned and cared for, you may find that creamy matte lipsticks are wearable. Try exfoliating once a week with a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cell build-up. After rinsing the scrub off, immediately apply a rich balm to hydrate and protect.

It’s an amazing feeling to find makeup that works for you, but make sure you care for your skin with a daily regimen tailored to your skin’s needs. Learn about the difference between dry and dehydrated skin and how to treat both.