How to apply foundation on dry skin for a flawless finish

Written by Sanya HamdaniDec 09, 2020

Foundations are such a saviour. Everything, from uneven skin tone, redness or dark spots, can be covered with the right foundation. The downside, however, is that foundation can accentuate skin problems like dryness and blotchiness — both of which are common during winter… sigh! But worry not, with the right tips and techniques, it is indeed possible to achieve an even, flawless foundation finish. Yes, even in the dead of winter. Here’s how.

Begin with a moisturiser

Winter skincare means loading up on moisturisers because you’ll be needing plenty of it. But apart from choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type, it is essential to apply it at the right time so that it gets into the deepest layers of the skin. Apply a generous amount of the Ponds Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine before stepping into the shower or right after stepping out when your skin is still a little damp. This ensures long-lasting moisturisation and preps your skin for makeup.

Apply a hydrating primer

A primer helps minimise the appearance of pores to give you even-looking skin. It also helps the makeup last longer — so skipping it is a big no-no! Use a hydrating primer to give your skin that added dose of moisture. The Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer is enriched with vitamin E to nourish your skin and give it a healthy glow.

Pick a liquid foundation

This goes without saying. Winter calls for a liquid or cream-based foundation that will easily glide onto the skin and won’t highlight the dry patches. If you don’t have any major skin concerns, a CC cream will get the job done too. However, if you’re looking for better coverage, a liquid formula with hydrating ingredients is your best bet. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation SPF 45 contains argan oil that moisturises the skin and gives a flawless finish.

Use a damp makeup sponge

Want a dewy finish? Use a damp beauty sponge to blend your foundation. This will not only help avoid those ugly streaklines but also give you that envious airbrushed finish. Make sure you use a clean sponge to avoid nasty skin infections.