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When you have dry skin, foundation makeup can highlight every area, making patchy, flaky parts of skin more noticeable. Don’t give up on having a flawless face just yet -- plenty of foundations can cover your dry skin and any blemishes, acne scars or hyperpigmentation spots you’d rather forget. By knowing what to look for, you can find the heavy-coverage makeup you need to be ready for your close-up.
Talk about beautiful and beneficial -- hydrating powder makeups can help to heal your dry skin while providing the coverage you need. To get the full coverage you need, you may need to apply your foundation in layers, starting with one application. If your coverage isn't heavy enough, you can then apply additional layers to ensure you achieve the coverage you want.
Powders aren’t the only foundation type that can hydrate your skin. You also can find moisturizing liquid foundations to give your skin added moisture, plus help you develop the coverage you need. Look for a liquid foundation labeled “full-coverage” along with “hydrating" as some liquid foundations provide only light-to-medium coverage. To achieve the heaviest coverage, apply the liquid foundation with a foundation brush, dipping the brush into the foundation and applying it in circular motions until it’s evenly blended.
Oil or Not to Oil
Oils, such as the mineral oil petrolatum, are often added to makeup for dry skin because these oils can keep skin from looking dry. If you need the heavy coverage makeup for skin-care woes, such as acne blemishes, you’ll want to skip the oil-containing foundations in favor of ones labeled “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic.” That’s because they can clog pores and contribute to the breakouts you’re trying to conceal. If your skin isn’t prone to breakouts, however, you may be able to get away with an oil-containing makeup.
Stick foundations often have a heavy consistency along with their creamy texture. If you aren’t getting the coverage you want with a liquid foundation, consider using the stick foundation or concealer for greater coverage. Because stick foundations are heavier in texture, they can be a danger for breakout-prone skin because they can be pore-clogging. Also, stick foundations tend to set quickly, so you may want to apply a small amount to each area of your face and blend before moving on to the next.