5 Near-Genius Foundation Tips For Dry Winter Skin

Written by Urvi ShahJul 28, 2022
 5 near-genius foundation tips for dry winter skin

If your skin is particularly dry during the winters, it reflects on the face, especially when you’re blending a dollop of foundation into your skin for a luminous glow only to end up with a cakey, patchy finish. A no-brainer? Swap out your powder foundation with a liquid or cream-based one. Here are five near-genius foundation hacks that will salvage your dry winter skin.


01. Prep your skin before applying foundation

Use a damp blending sponge

You must cleanse, tone, moisturise, and exfoliate before you start applying foundation. This sets the base for a seamless, glowy finish. Exolifation, especially, is non-negotiable because it gets rid of flaky skin, smoothens the texture of your skin, and allows the foundation to glide on smoothly.


02. Apply foundation on damp skin

Use a damp blending sponge

One of the most effective ways to lock in a luminous glow is by applying a foundation on skin that’s still a little damp. This way the formula isn’t just sitting on top of your skin; the dampness enables seamless blending. Our go-to is the Lakmé Perfecting Liquid Foundation. It’s infused with silicones and vitamin E that rejuvenate your skin, conceals any imperfections and lends your skin a radiant sixteen-hour glow.


03. Mix moisturiser with foundation

Use a damp blending sponge

If you don’t have a dewy foundation at hand, just mix a few drops of your moisturiser with your foundation. The moisturiser gives your matte foundation a slip, allowing it to blend seamlessly and hydrate the skin too. To achieve a healthy, luminous glow, you can add a little bit of your go-to facial oil to your foundation too.


04. Bring a highlighter into the dynamic

Use a damp blending sponge

Pack a punch by mixing a drop or two of your highlighter with your foundation for a lit-from-within glow. Apply the formula to your skin with your fingers - or even a damp sponge.


05. Use a damp blending sponge

Use a damp blending sponge

To further play into the lit-from-within, airbrushed finish, you must blend the formula with a damp beauty sponge regardless of whether you’re aiming for a light, medium, or heavy coverage. Just run your sponge or blender under a faucet, squeeze out the excess water, and blend away.

Urvi Shah

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