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Seven Holy Grail Makeup Hacks For Dull Skin

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Is your skin giving away your long days and longer nights? Don’t worry – dull, dehydrated skin can be easily concealed as long as you know the rules and have the right tools. Below, we list easy ways to go from zombie to zinger with the help of a little makeup.

Read on to know all about genius makeup tips for dull skin:

  1. Give your foundation a boost

    Dehydrated skin and dry patches play a big part in part in making your face dull and your foundation splotchy. To fake some hydration, mix a few drops of Avon’s Nutra Effects Miracle Glow Oil into your foundation before you apply it. With a blend of five active seed oils, vitamins and antioxidants, it’ll nourish from within while giving your skin the glowy boost it needs. If your foundation doesn’t blend well with oil, you can use it as a prep step right before.

  2. Use a foundation with skincare benefits

    If you have dull skin, you’re going to need a little extra help with your base. Switch up your regular foundation with one that’s enriched with brightening benefits. Nykaa’s SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation is spiked with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Polylift technology – so not only will it give you a dewy look, but sculpt and plump your face, freeing it of sallowness and fatigue.

  3. Invest in a heavyweight under-eye concealer

    Dark circles and puffy under-eyes giving away your long days and nights? You need an under-eye concealer that means business. We’re loving Maybelline New York’s Instant Age Rewind Concealer– an ultra-concentrated formula that includes Goji berry and Haloxyl to brighten and widen your peepers, while offering fool-proof coverage. Its micro-applicator gets into all the tough-to-reach spots, reducing the appearance of fine lines and creases.   

  4. Banish paleness with a natural, robust flush

    If you can’t get your blood vessels pumping enough to imbue your face with some color, you can stage an intervention with Palladio’s I’m Blushing 2-In-1 Cheek & Lip Tint. Apply the creamy formulation on the apples of your cheeks, closer to your eyes to partially conceal dark circles and give you the illusion of heat rising on your face like you just got back from intense cardio at the gym. Use it on your lips too for a pop of healthy, natural-finish color.

  5. Light up the highest points of your face

    A girl can’t have enough glow, and if we were suffering from dullness, we’d use all the help we can get. One of our favorite little hacks is the Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter, a little dose of liquid sunshine to accentuate the points on your face that the light hits. The formulation blends easy, imbuing a luminous glow that can be used both under and on top of your base. Even on days you feel like going without makeup, you can use a bit on your cheekbones for a natural highlight.

  6. Distract from tired eyes by accentuating your pout

    If no amount of concealer can help your dark circles, do your best with them and then do the next best thing: use subterfuge. To take attention away from your eyes, use a bright pop of color on your pout. We like NYX Professional Makeup’s Soft Matte Lip Cream because it comes in a wide range of bright colors and has a great payoff while giving your pout a healthy, hydrated finish. 

  7. Don’t forget to give your body a glow-over too

    If you’re faking a healthy glow on your face, you’ve got to go all the way unless you want to be caught out. That means including your body in the cover-up job. Use a natural-finish, creamy formulation like The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Highlighting Domeon your shoulders and collarbones and legs to give your skin the honeyed, shimmering finish of a girl who’s just gotten back from a tropical island vacation.

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