Winter is all about festivities, wherein you look forward to wearing different makeup looks every day. But it is also that time of the year when creating a flawless base and going for a dewy makeup look is a bit tricky. The foundation can cling to the dry patches of your face and completely ruin your look. But worry not, with right tips and techniques, this disaster can be avoided. Here’s what you can do.

 

Apply moisturiser before taking a shower

Apply moisturiser before taking a shower

You read that right! The steam in the shower will open your pores and allow the moisturiser to seep deeper into the skin and offer long-lasting hydration. However, do not wash your face with hot water, no matter how cold it gets. Hot water robs your skin’s natural oils and makes it excessively dry.

 

Use the right moisturiser

Use the right moisturiser

A thick moisturiser may not always be the right product to tackle dryness in winter. You need to pick a formula that’s suitable for your skin type. Those with oily skin should pick a gel-based moisturiser with nourishing ingredients such as the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. This hyaluronic acid-based formula gives long-lasting moisturisation during winter.

 

Pick a hydrating primer

Pick a hydrating primer

While a primer is an absolute essential, using the wrong type will do little to nothing for your makeup look. There are so many different types of primers available in the market. For winters, we recommend using a hydrating primer like the Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer. It contains vitamin E that nourishes the skin and creates the smoothest base for your foundation to glide on.

 

Mix oil in your foundation

Mix oil in your foundation

Stick to using liquid or cushion foundations during winter, they spread and blend easily onto the skin. To get that dewy look, you can add a few drops of facial oils like jojoba or argan into it. Better yet, use a foundation that already contains this oil. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation SPF 45 nourishes and moisturises your skin to give it a dewy and radiant look.

 

Use the right technique

Use the right technique

Application technique is as important as using the right product. Instead of blending the foundation with your fingers or brush, use a damp makeup sponge. It allows for better spreadability and a dewy finish. Do not rub the foundation into the skin; instead, dab it gently.