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Having dry skin can damper your mood in the mornings. You wake up feeling refreshed. But your skin? Not so much. Before running out and buying foundation to cover up your less-than-flawless skin, know what to look for and what will work best for your skin type.
There are days when we just don't feel like applying loads of makeup on our face. These days call for a tinted moisturizer. Just moisturize your face and you're ready to glow. Makeup and beauty guru Mary Schook recommends Rae Climate Control Tint. It's dewy, multi-purpose and looks completely natural. It won't clog up pores and is water-resistant, so don't worry about sweating. Makeup artist Heather Adessa loves Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer. It's oil-free and includes SPF20. Adessa says it's perfect for minimal coverage, day or night.
Mineral makeup is great for whatever type of coverage you need. The more you apply, the more it covers. It won't irritate even the most sensitive skin. For dry skin, dermatologist Cynthia Bailey suggests using a moisturizer and sunscreen, then applying mineral foundation. She says that the driest skin needs the most sunscreen protection. The mineral foundation can just be dusted on, creating a finished look.
Sometimes we want to hide just about everything on our face and get perfect, flawless results. To do this, definitely go for a full-coverage foundation. Schook recommends using Fantastic Finish from Illuminare Cosmetics. It is completely natural, and the best part is that it has 100 percent UVA protection. This means no sun damage to your skin. Its amazing coverage is perfect for dry skin, Schook says. For an absolutely flawless finish, makeup artist Heather Adessa recommends Laura Mercier's Creme Smooth Foundation. It's lightweight and doesn't sink into your pores. Instead, this little miracle worker floats on top of your skin, hiding even the most noticeable fine lines. It's perfect for dry skin because it keeps the skin hydrated all day long.
Most of us have come to the conclusion that if a doctor recommends it, it must be great for you. This holds true in most cases. Dermatologist Rick Noodleman strongly recommends Jane Iredale cosmetics. Iredale's pure liquid mineral foundation contains hyaluronic acid to bind water and plump dry skin. It is purely natural and contains only mineral ingredients. It's perfect for all skin types, especially dry skin.