Winter is the worst season for our skin. While dry and itchy skin is a given, do you feel like come winters, your skin ends up looking really dull and lacklustre? If the answer is ‘yes’, you’ve come to the right place.

Following a winter-appropriate skincare routine is essential to keep the skin hydrated and supple in the long run. But if you’re looking for a quick-fix to add glow to your dull complexion, makeup can come to your rescue. Yes, really. In this article, we will teach you how to use makeup to instantly brighten up your dull and sallow complexion in the winter. Excited? Read on…


01. Use a dewy foundation

Use a dewy foundation

Matte finish foundation may be perfect for the summer, but during the winters they could end up exaggerating the dry patches on your skin. A simple solution is to swap the matte foundation for a dewy one formulated with hydrating ingredients. Not only will it give you an envious glow, but it will also keep your skin hydrated.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation SPF 45


02. Never skip blush

Never skip blush

A winter makeup routine is incomplete without a blush. Applying a hint of colour to the apples of your cheeks is a great way to add a flush of colour and make your complexion look healthier. Ditch the matte blush and opt for a cream one as it blends more easily and looks totally natural.

BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color


03. Don’t forget the highlighter

Don’t forget the highlighter

Applying highlighter on the highpoints of your face such as the cheekbones, cupid’s bow, forehead, bridge of your nose and chin is a sure-shot way to revive a dull complexion. But make sure you don’t go overboard, or you’ll end up looking oily, and you certainly don’t want that.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Highlighter – Moon Lit


04. Stick to warmer colour palettes

Stick to warmer colour palettes

Image courtesy: @kritisanon

It is best to keep all your cool-toned, bright makeup colours aside and stick to warmer, darker shades of browns, pinks and reds during the winters. These colours will instantly perk up your sallow complexion and make your skin look radiant and healthty.

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