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6 Dry Skin Makeup Tips for Glowing Skin

October 13, 2022

6 Dry Skin Makeup Tips for Glowing Skin

If you have dry skin you'll know the battle when it comes time to put makeup on to keep it from looking flaky. Swap cracked and cakey makeup with our 6 dry skin makeup tips for glowing skin!


Dry Skin Makeup Tips

When it comes to makeup application, the key thing for dry skin is to make sure it is kept hydrated and protected. Dry skin lacks oil naturally, but symptoms can often be exacerbated by environmental factors as well. For instance, constantly moving between different temperatures or artificial heating / cooling can wreak havoc on our skin. When this happens our makeup will not sit as beautifully or naturally.  


Dry Skin Makeup Tip for Glowing Skin 1: Make sure you are moisturising enough

In order for your makeup to sit well your skin needs to be hydrated properly.

Make sure that you are moisturising morning and night and adding a little extra if your skin is still feeling dry!

Upping the intensity of your moisturiser can help your dry skin. We love Jelly Ko Bubble Tea Steam Cream. Combining the benefits of an oil, serum and moisturiser into a single jar your skin will simply drink up the hydration in this top-rated moisturiser. 





Dry Skin Makeup Tip for Glowing Skin 2: Don't Ignore Your Eye Area

One of the main areas that you'll notice flakes, dryness and fine lines when you do your makeup is your eye area.  So make sure you get your eye cream sorted.

The eye cream we consistently hear the most rave reviews about is APLB Propolis Collagen Eye Cream. Not only is it formulated to soften, plump and nourish your skin with collagen, it also assists to boost dry and damaged skin. It also improves the appearance of fine lines so that your concealer and foundation sit beautifully. 


Dry Skin Makeup Tip for Glowing Skin 3: Don't Forget Your Primer 

You may have heard that primers are just for oily skin because they help smooth pores and mattify the complexion. And in the case of products like Dr Jart Pore Remedy Smoothing Primer you would be correct. 

However, there is another category of makeup primer altogether that is absolutely perfect for dry skin. Namely, hydrating primers like Heimish Artless Glow. The unique oil to water droplet system in this skin perfecting primer creates the perfect hydrated glow. The serum-type formula sinks in the moment it touches the skin, imparting a soft, natural radiance that's your skin, but better.


Dry Skin Makeup Tip for Glowing Skin 4: Stay away from powders

Try to avoid powder-based makeup for dry skin because this tends to dehydrate the skin and stick to any flaking.

Where possible ditch the powders and swap over to a liquid or cream option.

We love the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream for an everyday option. This is one of our best-selling BB Creams thanks to its nourishing and hydrating formula. In addition, it provides great natural looking coverage and doesn't require powder to set it. Another option is Skin79's collection of BB Creams

This cream also works to brighten the complexion and provide wrinkle care. Win Win!



Dry Skin Makeup Tip for Glowing Skin 5: Add a Sleeping Mask into your routine

While this is still technically skincare (you might have picked up on a theme here!) your makeup is not going to sit well if your skincare routine isn’t supporting a healthy skin barrier.

One of the things we love to add into our own routines for dry skin is a sleeping mask. These leave on masks work to hydrate the skin as you sleep so that you wake up with hydrated, bouncy, dewy skin.

Our favourite? Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask of course. Formulated with Niacinamide, Panthenol, and Sodium Hyaluronate this jelly mask is best popped on half an hour before bed.

Gently dab the skin to aid with absorption, go to sleep and let the magic happen!

6 Dry Skin Makeup Tips for Glowing Skin


Dry Skin Makeup Tip For Glowing Skin 6: Pop a hydrating Mist Toner in your bag

We never leave the house without a hydrating mist in our bag in wintertime. Our favourite is the dAlba Piedmont White Truffle First Spray Serum. This Korean cult classic is beloved by air hostesses (who often end up with dry or dehydrated skin from flying) because it provides an instant hydration hit to the skin.  A few spritzes of this throughout the day helps to keep your makeup looking fresh and your skin hydrated.



Want More Makeup Tips?

For more info on primers jump on to this episode of the Korean Beauty Show Podcast:



If you’re feeling that a bunch of your skincare needs an upgrade, then we also have these amazing sets which have been designed for dry skin. The Glass Skin Set, and the Dry Skincare Set.  

Got questions about your dry skin makeup routine or skincare in general? Simply reach out to one of our STYLE STORY team members. We are always happy to help.


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