Overly dry skin has the potential to be an absolute nightmare, especially when it comes to nailing that flawless base. Thankfully, we’ve tried and tested a banging routine. Start with a moisturiser before going in with a hydrating primer. Use fingertips to smooth across the face and help prep the skin for foundation by creating an even base. A great primer for dry skin should contain reflective particles, which will lift a dull complexion, so look for key words such as hydrating, illuminating and moisturising. Take time to let the primer soak into the skin – your complexion will look instantly fresher. Next, opt for a brightening foundation. Less is more when it comes to dry skin, so use sparingly and blend well with a stippling brush. Still in need of extra coverage? Use a highly pigmented concealer to disguise any blemishes. Finally, lift your look with a highlighter. Gently dab across cheekbones, over the Cupid’s bow and under eyebrows for a soft, radiant finish.
£30 Iconic London Illuminator Anne Hathaway £46 Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation This is Anne’s fave primer
£30 Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer