Dry Skin Approved: Makeup Edition
BY JENNY JUNG
Having trouble finding the right products for your dry skin? Look no further.
17 JAN - 2023
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Dry skin can come in all different kinds and forms. Usually, we associate this skin type with rough, dehydrated skin that is clear of any breakouts. However, this couldn't be further from the truth! Just because the skin is producing oil, doesn’t mean that it is necessarily oily. Instead, we could be suffering from dehydrated skin that requires skin-quenching ingredients that will bring balance to our fickle skin.
Additionally, finding the right kind of makeup products that won’t further dry out the skin is another challenge in itself. In light of this, we are dedicating today’s edit to all the dry skin girls and boys who are looking to reset their skin!
Whether you suffer from dehydrated or dry skin, we have put together a list of the best performing products to get you through this journey.
Ever Eden Baby Skin
The Lala Retro Whipped Face Cream by Drunk Elephant seems to be at the forefront of dry skin remedies. While it does an okay job, I’m here to tell you that $106 for this stuff just isn’t worth it. If you suffer from extremely dry skin and you’re looking to try a new moisturiser that won’t feel heavy and sticky, you have to try the Ever Eden Nourishing Baby Skin Cream.
This naturally-derived nutrient-rich face cream is safe for all ages including little ones. Whenever a product is safe for babies, you know that it won’t be irritating on more mature skin. Ingredients wise, glycerin, jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil and saccharide isomerate will deeply hydrate and moisturise the skin.
What I thought was a dupe for the Lala Retro ended up being a much better alternative - especially for the price!
Clinique Moisture Surge
Let's talk primers. While you can go down the cosmetic route, I would recommend finding a skincare product that has a light gel texture that is full of hydration. This way, you can form a barrier between the skin and makeup, hydrate your complexion and prime your way to a smooth complexion.
For this step, the Clinique Moisture Surge is the ideal product. Due to the dimethicone that is often present in makeup primers, Moisture Surge is an amazing alternative that is still packed with skincare benefits. Free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance and full of hyaluronic acid and aloe ferment, this is one of the best options for dry skin types for a truly hydrated base.
Espressoh Ohmyglow Skin Tint
Often, complexion products that are geared towards dry skin types have little to no coverage. If you are tired of seeing tinted moisturisers or foundations with barely any coverage with a greasy icky finish, look no further.
Espressoh is the new Glossier. Instead of creating formulations that are greasy or virtually undetectable on the skin, Espressoh provides skin nourishing makeup products that have coverage and pigmentation. Hallelujah!
The Ohmyglow has a unique formula that is extremely nourishing yet smoothing on the skin. As the name suggests, it creates a healthy glow without the sticky factor that is often present in these types of products. Despite it being a skin tint, the Ohmyglow is extremely buildable to your liking. Whether you want a sheer tint or a medium-full coverage, this product can do it all.
Packed with vitamin C, caffeine and water sea and algin, this skin tint ticks all the boxes: antioxidant, brightening and radiant.
Ohspresso, Ohmyglow Skin Tint, $51 NZD.
Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot
You know that I love a good cream formula that works on the cheeks and the lips. A true multi-purpose product should be able to look luscious and luminous on the lips without feeling greasy and oily. The Ere Perez Carrot Colour Pot is a jackpot for anyone who is looking for the same thing.
Usually, cream pots for dry skin types have a coconut or jojoba oil base that just doesn't last on the skin or lacks pigmentation. However, even though the Carrot Pot includes these ingredients, the formula has substantial colour pay off and texture that doesn't blend away into nothing. Just because we have dry skin doesn’t mean that we want a layer of oil on our faces!
The shade ‘Healthy’ has my heart. While it is described as a creamy caramel, it also has a coral undertone that I believe would look absolutely fantastic on a wide variety of skin tones.
Aleph Hybrid Eye Pigment
Skin dryness is everywhere. The complexion, lips and the eyes. Many of us can’t use powder eyeshadows as it only accentuates texture and makeup companies often overlook this issue. If you can relate, listen up because I have an amazing cream recommendation that is long lasting, non-irritating, extremely beautiful and easy to use.
The Aleph Hybrid Eye Pigments have a unique blend of powder, cream and eye pencil formulas. Presented in a pot, you can easily use your fingers or use a brush to blend the colour over your lids, line the eyes or fill in the brows!
The newest addition, Atmos, is a stunning nude rose with a tonne of beautiful shimmers that won't flick around into the eye if this is a concern for you. Plus, the creamy formulation will make sure your eyelids look and feel beautiful. Additionally, the shimmery finish will aid in disguising any texture if you suffer from dryness around the eyes.
Aspect Dr Lip Balm
Last, but not least, I had to say goodbye with a lip balm recommendation. Finding the right lip balm is not easy. For years I fell victim to the craze of the Laneige Sleeping Mask until I came across the Aspect Dr Lip Balm. Despite the humble packaging, this is a highly nourishing product that had me reapplying lip balm five times a day as opposed to 20 times a day. No joke!