Before you apply your makeup, make a routine of your product application. Rather than your standard cleanse and moisturize, Marie Claire recommends making a facial out of it. “Take a few extra minutes to actually massage the products into the skin,” makeup artist, Alana Wright, tells the outlet. “If you simply slather them on, they’re probably just sitting on the surface and not absorbing into the skin, making them ineffective.”
Use a serum to provide a layer of moisture at your base, then try a primer that moisturizes and protects. The outlet suggests avoiding mattifying products during this step unless you have oily skin. Furthermore, powder should never go anywhere near your face when you’re aiming for dewy and have dry skin. “Powder will cling to any dry areas and enhance them,” Alexandra Compton, product development manager at Credo, tells Mindbodygreen. Stick to cream-based makeup across the board here, including your concealer, blush and bronzer.
Try mixing your makeup with a facial oil to keep things sleek while moisturizing your cells and gently patting to apply it. The outlet explains that rubbing can exacerbate dry areas and reveal flaking skin that disrupts your glow.
The softer the better — especially when it comes to your product routine!