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5 Tips for Applying Makeup to Dry Skin

If you have a dry complexion, applying makeup can be a challenge. Sponges and even the daintiest of fingers may worsen red, flaking skin, but these tips can help you keep your makeup smooth and your skin healthy.


Does the lead in lipstick cause cancer?

 Does the lead in lipstick cause cancer?

Are there dangers lurking in your lip color? Find out if lead in lipstick can cause cancer at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should I Use Gluten-Free Makeup?

 Should I Use Gluten-Free Makeup?

Giving up gluten is hard enough, but should you try gluten-free makeup. We talked to experts to get the down-low on gluten-free makeup See more »

5 Uses for Toner

 5 Uses for Toner

Find the best toner for your skin with as we explain the many uses of facial toner – and how it can become an essential part of your skin care routine See more »

Quick Tips: What Makeup Does to Your Skin

 Quick Tips: What Makeup Does to Your Skin

Makeup may make you look better, but is it bad for your skin? Learn how to use cosmetics without hurting your complexion. See more »

5 Tips for Applying Makeup to Dry Skin

 5 Tips for Applying Makeup to Dry Skin

Applying makeup to dry skin can be tricky. Take a look at these five tips for applying makeup to dry skin to make the process easier. See more »

Weird Makeup: Fast Facts

Weird Makeup: Fast Facts

Get fast facts on makeup, and learn about how to apply and care for your favorite cosmetic products. See more »

Makeup Tips Image Gallery

 Makeup Tips Image Gallery

Take a look at these makeup tips pictures to learn about makeup application, storage and use. Improve your skills with makeup tips pictures. See more »

Does wearing lipstick protect you from cancer?

 Does wearing lipstick protect you from cancer?

Does wearing lipstick prevent cancer? Our lips are exposed to the sun everyday, so find out if lipstick reduces skin cancer risks. See more »

10 Common Makeup Mishaps

 10 Common Makeup Mishaps

A makeup mishap may not kill you, but it could hurt your appearance. Before you give up on cosmetics for good, try these tips for avoiding makeup mishaps. See more »

12-hour Lipstick

 12-hour Lipstick

Does 12-hour lipstick really work? Find out about the chemistry behind 12-hour lipstick and if an all-day lipstick is just an advertising myth. See more »