This is the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is cold and perfectly cosy to grab a cup of hot coffee or hot chocolate. While the air is filled with festive cheer, it also carries with it the cold winds that do not spare your skin. On one hand where winter is an ideal time to plan afternoon dates to soak up the winter sun,the dropping temperatures can affect your skin and ruin your mood to apply any makeup. Let’s face it, getting flawless base makeup with dry and flaky skin is difficult. But not when you listen to our advice and keep these tips and tricks handy the next time you apply makeup. These pointers will help you understand how to apply base makeup especially for the wintery weather.
1. Moisturise your skin well
Prepping your skin well is the most significant step before beginning with your makeup. As this is a winter base makeup look, it is very important to lather your skin with a rich moisturising cream. Using a moisturiser will hydrate your skin and also prevent your makeup from cracking or settling into your lines.
2. Pick a dewy primer
The second step in your quest to achieve a perfect makeup base is using a dewy primer during the winter. A mattifying primer during the winter may make your skin feel too tight or dry. Whereas a dewy primer will help you get a glow from within.
3. Mix your foundation with a drop of moisturiser
In summers, a mattifying foundation is a perfect pick. However, that same foundation can turn out to be too drying for your skin during the winters. You don’t need to rush to the store to buy another foundation. Just add a drop of moisturiser to your foundation and mix it well. This will give you the look of a dewy foundation and help you get that flawless base makeup.
4. Apply a light layer of foundation and concealer
Now that you’ve made your foundation dewy, it is also important to ensure that you apply a very thin layer of base makeup. In the cold weather, your skin is prone to becoming dry quickly. Loading it with too much product can lead to cracking of your makeup and leave you with cakey finish. A light layer of foundation and concealer will ensure the perfect makeup base.
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5. Skip out on loose powder
Baking with loose powder is perfect for summer days as it prevents you from getting oily or greasy throughout the day. During the winters, your makeup is less prone to getting shiny and oily. This is why you can skip out on using a loose powder in the winter. Instead, to set your makeup in place use a compact powder. A light dusting of compact powder will give you just the right amount of coverage and lock your winter base makeup in place.
6. Use cream-based products
Another important tip to remember while doing your winter base makeup is to use cream-based or stick products instead of powder products. Using a cream blush or highlighter will ensure the products melt into your skin. Cream-based products last longer and are the perfect pick to get flawless base makeup in winter.
If you don’t have a creamy blush, you can simply add colour to your cheeks with the help of your favourite lipstick. You can use a stick highlighter for the perfect natural glow. With the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool, you can virtually try out a wide variety of products and create different looks.
7. Refresh your skin with a setting spray
This product can be the secret ’sauce’ in your recipe for getting a flawless base makeup and ensure that you look on point through the harsh winter days. Using a setting spray throughout the day can help your makeup last longer, while also hydrating your skin. A few sprays will give you the perfect makeup base. If you want to quickly do a touch-up, simple dampen your beauty sponge with some setting spray and gently dab it across your face. This will ensure your makeup looks well blended and glowy throughout the day.
After you are done with your base makeup, finish your eye and lip makeup and you’re ready to rock any and every occasion. If you have trouble finding your perfect lipstick shade, the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool can help you pick the right one for you. This tool will pick the perfect shade of lipstick to suit every occasion.
And there you have it, the perfect base makeup tutorial to ace your winter base makeup. Remember to follow these steps and flaunt flawless base makeup this holiday season!