Dry skin will make your makeup look cakey, and cakey is never good. When your foundation sits on top of your face like a mask and collects defiantly in your character lines (aka wrinkles), it only serves to age you. As we mature (hopefully with grace), the skin becomes drier and significantly less plump. While in your teenage years, the battle was to control excess sebum and shine, in your wiser years, the beauty task is to continually feed your skin with moisture.
With “radiant” and “luminous” as the beauty buzz words for maturing skin, your search is for a foundation that delivers coverage, while infusing your skin with hydrating ingredients. Dolce & Gabbana (whose foundation formulas are tinkered with by famed makeup artist Pat McGrath and endorsed by Linda Evangelista) has developed The Lift Foundation.
When dabbed onto the skin using your beauty blender, the result is a very light reflecting makeup. A little of this liquid goes a long way and is really formulated for the driest of skin types—oily t-zone candidates need not apply.
Dry, thirsty skin can be a difficult base to hold makeup, so on comes the addition of the Dolce & Gabbana Primer Sheer Radiance Makeup Base. Formulated to combat fatigue, this pre-foundation skin-perfecting medium has a pearlescent sheen which gives the skin a youthful glow. A primer helps the longevity of your foundation, and with the added SPF30, you can even use this primer instead of your moisturizer.
If you have dry, sensitive, and thirsty mature skin that has difficulty holding makeup from daylight until dusk, then this foundation-primer combo should be on the top of your list for your next visit to the beauty counter, especially if you are traveling to cooler climes this fall.