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With temperatures dipping and windy Fall weather kicking up, dry skin girlies may be feeling extra aware of their skin type this season! While I personally have combo skin, it leans very dry during our desert winters, and I find myself switching up my go-to products for more comfortable all-day wear and a smoother finish.

If you’re looking for nourishing drugstore makeup for dry skin that will look and feel fresh, keep scrolling!

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PRIMER FOR DRY SKIN: NYX Plump Right Back Plumping Serum + Primer
A great example of a skin care – makeup hybrid, this is essentially an electrolyte-infused serum that includes hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, magnesium and potassium. It moisturizes and gives your skin a plump appearance, while also acting as a gripping primer to extend the wear of your makeup.

SUNSCREEN FOR DRY SKIN: La Roche-Posay Toleraine Double Repair Moisturizer SPF 30
A holy grail of mine, I love this one-step moisturizer and SPF. It feels rich and restoring as you apply it, but sinks in quickly without any residue and works great under makeup. The formula features Ceramide-3, glycerin and niacinamide to help restore your skin’s natural protective barrier and seal in moisture.

FOUNDATION FOR DRY SKIN: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation
There’s a reason this is a drugstore classic– the Maybelline Fit Me Foundations have been popular for literally decades because of how well they perform. The Dewy + Smooth version is designed to hydrate normal to dry skin, giving it a naturally radiant finish that gives your skin a smooth appearance. It also provides SPF 18, and is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.

If you prefer a light coverage concealer, this is one of my favorite picks! This is a long-wear, buildable concealear that feels super lightweight and nourishes the skin with sunflower oil and glycerin, and soothes with lavender extract.

FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER FOR DRY SKIN: Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer
For full coverage, this is going to give you the most bang for your buck. It’s my personal favorite and offers waterproof wear with a moisturizing hyaluronic acid formula. The finish is natural, and never cakey.

UNDER EYE CORRECTOR FOR DRY SKIN: Milani Supercharged Brightening UnderEye Skin Tint
Under eye tints are great for color correcting dark circles– this one from Milani does that and much more! It nourishes the under eye area with hyaluronic acid, plant-based collagen, niacinamide and caffeine so it can even replace your morning eye cream. The tint helps camouflage dark spots and the radiant finish brightens up your skin.

BLUSH FOR DRY SKIN: Pixi On-The-Go Blush Stick
You may recognize this viral blush, but don’t get turned off by the hype. It truly is a great pick for dry skin because of its super hydrating and conditioning ingredients like aloe vera, fruit extracts and ginseng. It’s got strong color payoff and a super dewy finish.

BRONZER FOR DRY SKIN: Pixi On-The-Glow Bronze Stick
So nice, they released it twice! This bronzer is similar to the above blush, but comes in glowy bronzing shades to warm up the complexion.

LIPSTICK FOR DRY SKIN: L’Oreal Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick
Get the color of a lipstick with the hydration of a balm and the high shine of a gloss! The Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipsticks melt into the lips and have been compared ot the YSL Shine Lipsticks.

LIP OIL FOR DRY SKIN: Milani Fruit Fetish Lip Oils
I literally carry one of these with me in my purse daily. These lip oils make your lips look juicy and feel hydrated without any sticky feeling. They contain a blend of fruit extracts and Vitamin E, and give a tint of color to the lips for more casual wear.

What’s your favorite drugstore makeup for dry skin?

– Miranda

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