Doing your makeup during the harsh cold winter season can pose big challenges for dry skin types. Your skin is already sensitised from dryness, so stacking layers of makeup can further strip it of its natural oils and cause irritation. Not to mention, you might even have flaky patches of skin peeling through your makeup, especially around the mouth and cheeks. A winter makeup routine should focus on keeping your skin hydrated in addition to nailing the coverage. Here are five winter makeup essentials that we think will make your life a lot easier...


01. A hydrating moisturiser

hydrating moisturiser

For dry skin types, the perfect start to their makeup is to load up on hydrating staples, like serums and essences, on their skin. Lock everything in with a nourishing moisturiser to seal in the moisture and keep your skin supple for long. Use a softening formula like the Lakmé Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel for 24-hour hydration that does not feel sticky or greasy under your makeup!


02. A nourishing primer

nourishing primer

Dry skin types need prep their base well before going in with makeup. This is to ensure that pathy, dry skin does not show up from underneath the layers. Use a nourishing primer on top of the moisturiser to keep your makeup intact for long hours. The gel-based Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer is infused with the goodness of Vitamin E for added benefits of a healthy glow, smooth base and effective filing of any pores and fine lines on your face.


03. A dewy foundation

dewy foundation

Dry-skinned gals should stay away from matte foundations! Stick to creamy or oil-based formulas that will give your skin an even-toned, hydrating and dewy finish. The Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation is infused with the skin-loving nourishment of Moroccan argan oil to turn up the radiance of your makeup look instantly. It increases your skin’s moisture levels with its serum-like formula and keeps it dewy for long hours.


04. A liquid concealer

liquid concealer

Picking the right formula of concealer is crucial for dry skin types. Any kind of powder-based, stick or mattifying concealer can lead to crease lines, especially around your eye area. Matte formulas will also tug and pull on already dry skin, which is why you need a smoother consistency like the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer. Infused with brightening properties, this concealer is perfect for the concealing and contouring dry skin types.


05. A tinted moisturiser

tinted moisturiser

On days when you need minimum coverage and feel that your skin needs extra nourishment, go in with tinted moisturiser instead of a full face of makeup. The Lakmé 9 to 5 CC Complexion Care Cream combines the moisturising and brightening benefits of your daily cream and provides decent coverage. Bonus: It comes with SPF 30 for added sun protection.