A smooth, clean and properly moDSC_3489isturized face is the best base and canvass for beautiful makeup.
Applying foundation or powder over dry, chapped skin does not leave a good finish. Foundation or powder will only emphasize the flakes by sitting on top of them instead of blending in with your skin.
When we say chapped skin, we mean dull skin with dead cells on the surface that mostly results in dryness. Fix the dryness by exfoliating and moisturizing.
Remember, moisturizing your skin very well before makeup application leaves a much smoother application and finished look.