dry skin

Makeup,  Winter

hello people.

so i have just filmed a couple of makeup videos to show you all. i thought it would be a good way for me to express my makeup experience with you all without having to use too many words. because we all know i can get lost in my words. so the first of the series to come is a foundation routine for dry skin. this is my skin type, so i’ve tried many products and ways to do my makeup and this is just one of many ways i love to do my foundation. check out the video and i will describe everything that i have used below, and how much i love it. there are so many great products in the world, but these are the ones that i have tried and loved. this is also a great routine for winter when we are all feeling a bit tight! enjoy, and let me know if you have any makeup requests!



for a dry skin i think moisturiser before makeup is the most important thing! this is the foundation for your foundation. really clean your skin and use your favourite moisturiser allll over! whatever you do, don’t use oil free. i’ve use keihl’s ultra facial moisturiser. it’s a good texture, not too rich, but stays on the skin. also an eye cream/moisturiser/serum for extra hydration under the eyes is a great option.

a hydrating primer is also key to keeping your skin fresh! i am obsessed with the hourglass primer serum. it will keep you so hydrated throughout the day, and the best thing is when you put a little too much on your fingers, you can run the rest through the ends of your hair and even in to your cuticles! how adorable. the stila one step correct primer is also amazing for all skin types. one of my absolute fav’s. a bit of colour correction – counteracting redness and dull tones, and also keeps you balanced.

basically i try to avoid oil free foundations if i’m feel very dehydrated, however with all that beautiful skin prep and primer serum on, most non-drying foundations are going to look lovely over the top. stila illuminating bb cream is one of my favourite products! i’ve posted about it before, but it’s the easiest way to get a little bit of coverage and stay dewy, and it really stays! smashbox long wear hydrating foundation is a good option for a bit more coverage, and it’s definitely build-able, but it does set, so just make sure you keep working it until your happy – it’s not easy to move it once it’s set. lastly, ellis faas skin veil is an awesome option for full coverage that stays dewy. it’s really hard to get rid of the glow in this foundation, even with dry skin absorbing everything!

for me under eye concealer is the most important part because i’m obsessed with covering my bags! hourglass hidden concealer is awesome and creamy and really good coverage, but sometimes it’s a little bit dark for me even though it’s the lightest colour!! (stupid) then by terry touche veloutee is a bit expeno, but a really lovely product! hydrating and pretty coverage, but not quite enough for me so i love to mix it with things. and lastly bare minerals corrective concealer. totally affordable and one of their best products, with pretty full coverage and a really creamy consistency. only thing is if i’m parched under the eyes i’ll need to probably wear hourglass and put up with the slight depth of colour.

i tend to stay away from powder because i just don’t want to dry out. and if you’re quite dry, then your skin is going to naturally absorb any stickiness or moisture from the makeup products anyway. if you’re more normal-dry then you can get away with a light application of a translucent powder all over, or wherever you need. i used the chantecaille HD perfecting powder. it’s seriously so beautiful and leave no powdery trace on the skin, but again quite a pricey product but i have had mine for months and not even hit pan yet! there are a good few pharmacy brand versions that do nicely also.

i love to use cream products to highlight and contour, even cream blush. i feel like the more you can stay away from powder the better. i used nars multiple sticks in copacabana and south beach to create the highlight on the cheek bone and bronze along the cheeks. i think avoiding powder on your cheek bones ensures you have a super glowy finish, which i love!

and that’s that. don’t hesitate to ask anything!

dan xx