Winter is coming…and just like our wardrobe, our makeup and skincare routine also needs an update. The cold weather tends to dry out the skin a lot and the right products can ensure your skin looks and stays supple and refreshed. Many consider winter to be the best time to wear makeup, as there’s less sweat and hence no fear of makeup not sticking or sliding off the skin. But then how can we forget that dry, flaky skin, sore nose and emphasised fine lines that the cold winds bring into prominence. Wearing makeup during winters becomes challenging for people with dry and sensitive skin; even one’s with oily skin face difficulties like creasing and caking of makeup.
However, a few simple tips can go a long way to help you look gorgeous round the clock, no matter how cold it is. Here are some pointers and swaps you need to make so you can wear your makeup with ease and look beautiful all through the winter season.
The right moisturisation
As the weather gets harsher, your top priority should be keeping your skin moisturised. Switch to a richer moisturiser or a face cream meant for your skin type and apply at regular intervals to prove that boost of hydration. Indulging in night creams and facial oils is also good for people with dry skin. Applying moisturiser just before the foundation is not good enough, you need to ensure our skin is moisturised and supple always.
The right foundation
Winter is the right time to switch to a cream foundation. Liquid foundations that worked wonderfully in summers can dry out your skin making it feel stretchy and extremely uncomfortable. Even after moisturising the skin, many foundations end up settling in the lines making the face look weird. A cream foundation like the Total Makeover FF Cream spreads on the skin giving a smooth coverage. The cream formula does not dry out the skin and hence does not emphasize lines and wrinkles.
Switch to creamy formulas
Winters calls for products that have emollient properties. Emollients keep the skin moist and elastic which is key to healthy skin. Swap your drying matte lipstick with a creamy one like MyGlamm’s Butterlicious Shea Butter Creamy Matte Lipsticks. Enriched with real shea butter and jojoba oil, these lipsticks give a perfect matte finish without drying out the lips. Similarly, MyGlamm’s Colour Fusion lipsticks are enriched with lip-loving oils and ingredients that have an instant emollient effect. These creamy, high-shine lipsticks glide on easily and keep the lips comfortably moisturised all through the wear.
Perfect your pout
No matter how much makeup you apply, your face will not look pretty with those chapped and seriously dry lips. Apart from trusting your handy lip balm, you need to exfoliate those lips to keep them free of flaky and dead skin. You will agree that lipsticks look best on soft, supple and polished lips. MyGlamm’s Scrubilicious Lip Scrub is a sure shot way to keep your pout happy even during winters. This lip scrub in pencil form is easy to use and comes with fine granules that gently exfoliate the lips without being harsh. The Jojoba oil in the lip scrub keeps the lips soft and the scrub also leaves behind a pint tint for rosy lips. You can swap your powder blush and highlighter for cream ones that blend seamlessly into the skin giving your face a naturally radiant and rosy look.
Priming it up
Use a hydrating primer after cleansing and moisturising the face before you prep the base. Your foundation will have a better finish and will look much better during the colder months. An oil-based primer or a creamy primer will keep dryness at bay and prevent the foundation from creasing and cracking. Using an eye primer on the lids at the beginning of eye makeup will prolong the life of your makeup along with keeping the lids moisturised and supple. Each of MyGlamm’s All Eye Need palette has mousse eye primer along with eyeshadow and highlighter. The primer is colourless and ultra-light which makes it super-blendable into the skin. The creamy texture is smoothing, hydrating and gives optimal hold for the eyeshadow.
Less is more
The comfortable weather may make you want to layer your face with makeup but it’s better to ease up on makeup, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. Go for sheer to medium coverage with your cream foundation. Enhance the winter rosiness on your cheeks with a hint of cream blush instead of piling it on. A little goes a long way. Skip the bronzer or just use a tad bit to add some warmth to your face. Focus on keeping the skin healthy which will provide a natural glow.