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.
- Use a blotting paper
- Use a buildable foundation
- Don’t skip the contour
- Load up on highlighter
- Use shimmer on your eyes and lips
Use a blotting paper
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.
Use shimmer on your eyes and lips
Balance out your shiny T-zone with pops of shimmery colours on your eyes and lips. Go in with candy hues from the Lakme 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Royal Peacock and finish off the look with the Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color in Crazy Tangerine.