I very rarely have dry skin, so I have gained most of the experience in that area thanks to the fact that I have made up others with dry skin.
Therefore, a lot of posts have been written about oily skin here in the blog as these are products I have easy to put to the test, but just foundation choice is very important when you have dry skin, so I thought I would address that in a post now !
This big difference can be due to foundation. The pictures were taken on the exact same day but with different foundations. Continue reading for more info :)
When I was abroad I became very dry in the face, not so that I visibly flaking as when you have burned yourself (I had spf 50 every day during the whole trip) but more that I was very dry and tight in the face. I guess it's because the sun dries out the skin so much and I'm very bad at drinking water.
Anyway, I can therefore show you what I have written many times, that I recommend mineral foundation for dry skin! Many advocate avoiding dry products if you have dry skin, "dry does not stick to dry and the skin flakes are highlighted". This is only partially true - yes you have to moisturize the skin properly to get mineral foundation to be good, but no it does not emphasize skin flakes but it often applies to powder foundations which are not mineral foundations. Do you agree with the difference?
And a liquid / creamy foundation can actually become more uneven around skin flakes and emphasize them more (absolutely does not apply to everyone!). But a good mineral foundation does not get dry on the skin, it blends in well both in pores, wrinkles and around skin flakes. And I discovered that very well after the trip abroad!
Unmade and with mineral powder, I did not even think that I was dry, and with a cream foundation I looked like this:
(Yes I am aware that the color is too light, I would only review Youngblood's cream foundation which should be perfect for normal to dry skin, but it did not go in terms of color or skin)
I washed it off and applied Yag minerals mineral foundation instead, and got this result:
Difference huh! :)
The good thing about creamy / liquid foundations for dry skin is that they often contain very caring ingredients, so if you find one that is good, it's great! What you should invest in is probably mainly dependent on taste - that is, what you like to work with. But if you are unsure and do not have the strength to test yourself, I recommend a good mineral powder and use day cream, face primer and face mist that contains plenty of moisture!
My dry period is starting to pass but these days I have used the day cream Sanctum Moisture Concentrate, primern Paese Make Up Base Smoothing before foundation, and face mist Sanctum Tone & Refresh Mist right after I put on my make-up and sometimes even during the day. Then the skin gets plenty of moisture and the makeup looks really nice :)
Hope the post was helpful!