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 but with the right products you can ensure that your skin looks and feels hydrated and nourished.
Many people even think that winter is the best time to wear makeup, as there’s less sweat and hence there is no fear of makeup sliding off the skin. But winter also brings dry, flaky skin, and emphasised fine lines. Wearing makeup during winter becomes challenging for people with dry and sensitive skin. If you live in colder regions, even people with naturally oily skin could have a problem where their skin looks parched and dehydrated.
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 swaps you need to make so you can wear your makeup with ease and look beautiful all through the winter.
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. We suggest the Glow Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream for this as it is infused with rosehip oil that provides deep nourishment.
The right foundation
Winter is the right time to switch to a cream foundation. Liquid foundations that work 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 base look patchy. 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. 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.
Perfect your pout
Okay, winters and chapped lips should be a match made in heaven. To keep this at bay always have a handy lip balm with you and you need to exfoliate your lips to keep them free of flaky and dead skin. 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, we suggest the Manish Malhotra Illuminating Highlighter Stick.
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. Use the MyGlamm Tinted Perfection Face Primer for this.
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.
All set to say goodbye to dry skin and hello to radiance this winter!
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