Makeup Hacks That Will Let Your Foundation Glide Over Dry Patches | Clozette

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Dry skin, much like oily skin, is hard to combat. Since your complexion barely produces any oil, you’re prone to dry patches of skin that often flake off. While dry patches are easy to control with the right cocktail of skincare products, it’s a different story when foundation and makeup is involved.

These dry patches of skin are often ‘raised,’ so when foundation is applied, it catches it and emphasises them even more. But, our dear dry-skinned ladies, you don’t have to worry about that anymore!

Ahead we listed our favourite makeup hacks that will let your foundation effortlessly glide over any dry patch for a smooth and flawless finish.


Exfoliate beforehand

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To get rid of most of your dry, flaky skin, the best thing to do before makeup application is exfoliating. Use a gentle exfoliating mask because not only will this get rid of any blocked pores, but the buffing motions will also remove your dead skin cells and refine your skin’s texture!


Add a little bit of face oil

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Now that you’re done exfoliating, applying your moisturiser and sunscreen, you can proceed to foundation! To avoid tugging on your skin, add a drop of your favourite face oil, or primer oil, to your base makeup. This will loosen up the texture, without sacrificing pigmentation, to make blending easier and faster.


Use stippling or patting motions

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Whether you’re using a brush or a sponge or even your fingers, always pat or stipple your foundation in. If you use circular motions to apply your makeup, it will catch all the dry patches you have; while if you pat or stipple it onto your complexion, it won’t disrupt them and will evenly cover them. Patting or stippling motions may take more time, but the end result is well worth it!


Apply foundation downwards

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With that in mind, always remember to apply your foundation downwards. Doing this will ensure that any dry flakes of skin that are raised will be flattened and covered, so when you have your foundation on, it looks like an even canvas. 


Excited to try out these foundation hacks? If you have any more, share them with us in the comment section below!



Our skin goes through the same fatigue our body experiences daily, making the signs of dull and tired looking skin is almost inevitable. And with the holidays coming, gatherings with friends and family are much less exciting if you don't feel confident and happy with your own skin (figuratively and literally).

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Forget about all the Fall/Winter makeup trends for a second because when it comes to the holidays, a whole new batch of crazy gorgeous trends are born. Of course classics such as red lips and a sharp wing will always scream ‘holiday party’, but why not wear something unique and different this year?

If you're afraid to experiment with makeup then you're in luck. The holidays are a time when you can go big with your makeup look, and no one will judge you. So make it count because from excessive glitter to multi-coloured lashes, the options are endless on how you can beautifully stand out.

Ready to take your holiday MOTD to the next level? Then keep reading below as we list down the 5 beauty trends that are going to be huge this upcoming holiday season!


Glitter smoky eyes

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You can never have too much glitter in your life. If you’ve always felt that rocking glitter is too much for a nighttime look, then the festive season is the perfect opportunity for you. By combining shimmer with the ultimate party look, you’ll stand out from the crowd and appear ready to have fun until dawn!


Monochromatic makeup

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People love to wear monochromatic outfits, so it’s not surprising that monochromatic makeup is one of the next big trends. Whether you want to go for a red, pink, peach, or nude look, this easy-to-wear makeup trend will ensure that you always look sophisticated and ready to go from day to night. 


Velvet lashes

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Velvet dresses are becoming a staple in every one’s closet lately; it’s no wonder then why the makeup industry has taken their love for the material to the next level. Simply apply a coat of coloured mascara, then line your top and lower lashline with a colourful pigment, and smudge it. The result is a breathtaking soft, velvet look that we guarantee you’ll want to wear for all the holiday parties you'll be attending.


Black lips

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If you thought dark berry lips were going to be the ultimate holiday party staple, think again because black lips are in. With every one loving the gothic trend nowadays, black lips are going to be the new must-wear colour during the festivities!


Graphic liner

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Did someone call 1965? Because bold, graphic liner is in again. So don't be afraid to take your wings to new heights by rocking bigger and darker liner looks! Pair it with a bright or nude pout for to create a retro look with a modern twist. 


Which of these holiday beauty trends are you excited to try out? Share your picks with us below!