Applying makeup on combination skin can be a real task. One area of your face feels all dry and flakey while the other parts feel slick and oily. This leads to tons of confusion and makeup blunders because you need a routine that’s both mattifying and hydrating. But fret not; we’ve got your back! Here are five makeup tips that every girl with combination skin should know. Read on…
- Moisturise before applying makeup
- Don’t skip the primer
- Change your makeup with season
- Avoid using alcohol-based makeup
- Clean your makeup brushes religiously
Moisturise before applying makeup
Moisturising is the basic step in all skincare routines, and combination skin is no exception to this rule! Use a lightweight moisturiser like the Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturiser before applying makeup. This moisturiser is enriched with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, and will keep your skin hydrated without leaving behind a greasy mess.
Don’t skip the primer
Applying makeup on combination skin is a tricky business; that’s why we suggest not skipping the primer while doing your makeup. A primer ensures your base makeup is even, and your foundation and concealer don’t end up looking patchy. Our go-to primer is the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer. It smoothes your face, softens blemishes and ensures your makeup blends easily on the skin. It hides all the little imperfections and large pores to give you a matte finish that lasts all day long.
Change your makeup with season
Just like your wardrobe, your combination skin changes with the season. So, when the season turns, you need to adjust your makeup with it too. Understand it this way, your skin tends to be drier during the winters, so skip powder-based makeup products and stick to liquid or cream-based foundations, highlighters, blushes and more. Come summer, the oily part of your skin becomes dominant, and you’ll even notice breakouts. So, instead of heavy coverage foundations, try CC creams and light powders to let your skin breathe.
Avoid using alcohol-based makeup
If your skin is more oily than dry, then we suggest you pick makeup that has no alcohol in its formula. Alcohol-based makeup can aggravate your inflamed skin and make it worse. So, try makeup that has more natural ingredients and has properties like astringent. This will ensure your skin remains calm and doesn’t break out.
Clean your makeup brushes religiously
Your makeup brushes tend to collect dust, dirt, oil and even bacterias on their bristles, which can be quite bad for your skin. These dirty brushes can cause breakouts, irritation and rashes. That’s why we suggest regularly washing and cleaning your makeup brushes to avoid any chances of skin troubles.