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Dry skin and foundation nightmare

(11 Posts)
MrsFogi Wed 12-Aug-09 23:38:44

I have really dry skin between my eyebrows so my foundation looks fine elsewhere on my face but goes all powdery in that area. Does anyone know how I can fix this? + any tips on how to stop the dryness would be very welcome (although I'm not going to stop plucking the stray hairs in that area).

VeronicaMars Wed 12-Aug-09 23:45:25

Clarins True Comfort foundation is the only one I've used that doesn't cake anywhere (around nose, between eyebrows or chin).

lou33 Wed 12-Aug-09 23:48:04

do you actually need to put it between your eyebrows?

i only use foundation or a tinted moisturiser as and where its needed to even out skin tone, then blend out from there

the best moisturiser i have tried (and there have been many) is good old nivea

maybe swap to a tinted moisturiser instead of foundation too?

Swedes Wed 12-Aug-09 23:53:16

MrsFogi - Lancome's Nutrix cream is truly excellent. I use it from time to time when my skin is feeling v dry. It is v v mildly antiseptic and tremendously healing. Go to a Lancome counter in a dept store/large chemist and ask for a small tester. Your foundation will look fine once your skin is properly healed and hydrated I suspect.

cornsillk Thu 13-Aug-09 00:12:00

Do you use a base thingy underneath(mind has gone blank).
Beauty flash balm for example.

lou33 Thu 13-Aug-09 00:25:55

do you mean primer?

cornsillk Thu 13-Aug-09 00:30:16

Yes that's it!

cornsillk Thu 13-Aug-09 00:33:31

Actually 8 hour cream may work well for that under foundation.

lou33 Thu 13-Aug-09 00:34:06

benefit does a lovely smelling one

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Thu 13-Aug-09 00:36:23

Aqueous Cream will solve the dryness - both as a wash-off cleanser and moisturizer.
Or you could try this.

MrsFogi Thu 13-Aug-09 11:47:05

Thank you for all the suggestions. Yes, I use a primer. I'll start trying out these suggestions.

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