Ladies with oily skin may envy their dry-skinned sisters who don’t need to blot the shine off their noses throughout the day, but that’s not to say ladies with dry skin don’t have their own unique set of problems, especially when it comes to using concealer.
If you have dry skin, you know that concealer often cakes and clumps, causing your skin to look even drier and duller while also emphasizing pores, fine lines and wrinkles. So, what are you supposed to do if you have dry skin and a pesky pimple or facial redness in need of some concealer? Here at The Beauty Bean, we have a few suggestions to help you perfect your complexion.
First, hydrate with a good moisturizer. If have mature skin, you may want to invest in a moisturizer that is designed to plump your skin, such as Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. Once that has been absorbed into your skin, use a primer, like NARS Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer ($32), to create an even base for your makeup, reduce flaking and even out your skin tone. Also, use an eye cream, preferably one with a gel consistency for fast absorption like Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller ($9.50) , which, with its unique roller-ball applicator, will de-puff eyes as well as provide a quick application.
After applying a tinted moisturizer or hydrating foundation for all-over coverage, apply a non-drying concealer like Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($70) or Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette ($36) using either your fingertips or a brush made of synthetic bristles. Remember that less is more! Use your ring finger to lightly tap the product into your skin until it is blended.