5 Essential Summer Makeup Tips For Combination Skin
Written by Sumona BoseMay 22, 2020
Dealing with combination skin is a no easy task — some areas of your face are oily and others are dry. While you have to tweak your skincare routine to suit your ‘complicated’ skin needs, it’s also essential to use the right beauty products to score a beautiful makeup look; especially during the summer when you need your makeup to stay on for long hours. Here are five essential tips to follow while doing makeup on combination skin.
After moisturising and before applying your makeup, use a blotting paper to blot all the excess shine from the oily areas (forehead, nose and chin). You can also spray on a mattifying toner like the Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner. This alcohol-free toner mattifies the skin and tightens the pores to give you an even skin texture.
Use a buildable foundation
Combination skin needs different levels of coverage in different areas. Use a buildable foundation to customise the coverage on different areas of your face. Apply using a beauty blender and layer your foundation as needed.
Don’t skip the contour
Contour your face to draw focus to your best features. Using a blending brush, apply a darker shade to the hollows of your cheek. Then, take a sponge and apply a lighter shade under your eyes, down the bridge of your nose and centre of the forehead to brighten those areas. Blend that to perfection!
Load up on highlighter
Dry cheeks can look dull compared to the rest of your face. So, use this opportunity to load up on extra highlighter on your cheeks. Blend well for a natural look.
Written by Sumona Bose on May 22, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!