Monday, 9 March 2015

Makeup For My Super Dry Skin!

I naturally have dry skin which does come with both pros and cons. On the downside it comes with irritated and eczema prone skin which is super sensitive. However on the upside I find I don't have problems with my makeup not lasting all day and night! I find I manage my skin pretty well to be honest however the past couple of weeks, I think because of the weather it has become super dry! I'm finding that makeup is not only not sitting well at all but is also feeling quite dry and irritating and settling in every little nook and cranny. Not an attractive look at all.

Over the weekend I have been experimenting with my different products to find what feels most comfortable and I have found a group that I'm pleased with and will be sticking to while my skin sorts itself out. I think I can wear this for day and night time and my skin looks so much better using this combination of products. 

Please bare with me on the pictures, I have moved into a my new makeup room over the weekend and have yet to set up my camera etc so I have had to use my phone for pictures today.

Face: I started by using the MAC studio sculpt Foundation. I have really fell in love with this foundation, it really suits my skin type and keeps my skin hydrated and doesn't move all day. For concealer I first used a little Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer just in the very inner corners to cover the darkness, I really like this as lasts really well, and for the under eyes I used the MAC Mineralize Concealer. This is really comfortable and moisturising for my under eyes when they are a little irritated and dry.

Due to being super dry I didn't dare use any powder at all especially not to set anything, I wanted to keep everything feeling hydrated, and I know that nothing will move about if I don't set it anyway. I then used the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel cream bronzer, and just dabbed this over the cheeks and forehead to bronze the face not contour. I then used a cream blusher by Revlon in the shade Pinched over the cheeks for a subtle wash of colour. To complete the base I used the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. I don't know why I don't use this more often, it gives the most beautiful glow to the skin, makes you look really dewy and hydrated. I applied this to the tops of the cheekbones, down the nose and centre of the forehead.

Eyes: Eyebrows I filled in as normal. I then kept it really simple for the eyes, I created a nice wing with my Maybelline gel liner, which I actually find really comfy to wear. I haven't used any eye shadow as I didn't want to use any powders so I thought just winged liner was still an effective eye look with not using eye shadow. I then applied mascara to top and bottom eyelashes, Maybelline the falsies for top and Benefit Roller Lash for bottom. I didn't use any product on the bottom of my under eyes as I think it can make them look worse sometimes when they are dry and crepey.

Lips:  I first applied some lip balm then used Tanya Burr Lip gloss in afternoon tea. I wanted to keep to the glowy look so I chose a lip gloss because I find this is sitting a lot better on my lips then a lipstick at the moment as they can be quite drying.  

So that is the makeup I have been wearing for my dry skin, It feels a lot more comfortable and it still lasts really well. If you have any advise on skin care or makeup products for dry skin then please share them below.

Zoe x


  1. I definitely want to try the mac studio sculpt foundation now x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    1. Its really nice, its quite thick so you only need a small amount, it has lasted me for ages x

  2. Hey Zoe your makeup looks fab and I think your skin is gorgeous lucky girl it doesn't look dry at all so you must look after it, I love the becca highlighter in opal it's stunning and the chanel soleil tan is perfect for you: face oils are very good for dry skin xx

    1. Thankyou so much! I have never tried a facial oil before but I will look into them! thankyou x x

  3. Lovely natural look, your skin looks perfect! I also love the Becca Skin Perfector in Opal and now you've reminded me about it I'm going to use it tomorrow :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    1. Thankyou, I always forget I have it too but it makes such a big difference when you use it xx

  4. Such a beautiful look! Your skin so flawless. Thanks for sharing <3

    xo Brigette from

  5. You look beautiful! I adore this makeup look :)xx


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