Let’s be honest, it’s daunting enough to apply makeup on a normal day situation and the blistering cold of the winter season is definitely not helping. During the winter months, the skin dries out faster than Usain Bolt at the Rio Olympics. The dry air literally sucks out all the moisture out of the skin leaving it red, scaly, cracked and irritated. While it’s true that makeup will be able camouflage these seasonal damages, it will only do so to a certain extent. Keep in mind that you can only maximize the full potential of your makeup products if your skin is in tip top condition.
Listen up, loves. This is going to be a long one so grab a cup of coffee or tea, snacks and let’s get the lowdown on how you can keep your makeup game strong this winter: Winter Skincare Basics
It's critical to switch up your skincare routine during this time of the year because the dry condition will strip your skin of its natural moisture. Dry skin can build up on the surface of your skin and clog your pores so use a gentle exfoliant at least once a week to breathe life back to your complexion. Hydrate and moisturize your skin using skin care products with moisture-rich formula to soothe and calm your skin. Add some emollient cold-weather creams to your skincare arsenal to enhance your natural glow. Don’t forget to drink lots of water to stay hydrated from within. Best Makeup Products For Winter’s Deep-Freeze Days Prime Time: For us, the best primer suitable for the harsh winter conditions is the most heavy-duty moisturizer that you have - your skin will thank you for it. Our best bet at the moment would be Fresh Beauty’s Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex because it is packed with nourishing ingredients for intense hydration. We love applying this moisturizer using Luxie Rose Gold Pro Precision Face 680. The unique shape of this brush will allow you to apply moisturizer or any face cream all over the face, especially on hard to reach areas. It’s All About The Base: Glowy foundation finish is always a priority. It’s easier to pull off a dewy complexion during the summer than winter because the cold gusts of wind will surely dry out your skin to the max. Choose a moisturizing, creamy foundation products to perfect your complexion is the way to go. Top Tip: Add a pump of moisturizer or a couple of drops of facial oil to these products for that extra luminousity and hydrating punch! Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation
- At first glance, you might think this is a cream foundation but it is actually a an oil-free gel formula. Most beauty influencers recommend this for the summer because of how lightweight it is however, we love this foundation during this time of the year because of its moisture retaining properties derived from seaweed. Our Luxie Rose Gold Duo Fibre Stippling Brush 508
stipples this foundation onto the skin for an airbrushed finish. Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15
- The name of this foundation already suggests that it has ultra-hydrating qualities from the moisture-magnet benefits of sodium hyaluronite with jojoba, wheat germ and plant oils in its formula to hydrate and soften the skin. It will also keep your skin glowy all day long. Our Luxie Rose Gold Flat Top Kabuki face Brush 530
will buff this foundation into your skin with medium to full coverage. Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation
- If you want luminous and radiant complexion to last you all day, this is the foundation to try. It has finely milled 100% mineral pigments that are specially coated for a color-true effect. The best part is that it has moisturizing botanicals to support the skin’s hydration needs for long hours of wear. Our Luxie Rose Gold Round Top Blender Face Brush 532
has a rounded top that will blend this foundation to your skin with a seamless, camera-ready finish. Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
- One dot is all it takes to diminish the look of dry skin, fine lines and other imperfections from your face. This full coverage foundation has a very thick consistency that applies remarkably well, without fear of streakiness, with our Luxie Rose Gold Top Kabuki Face Brush 530
. It almost feels like lotion when applied. Feelin’ Cheeky
: Add a flush of colour to cheeks using cream blush products. Why? Powdered blush products can cling on the dry patches of your skin making them 10 times visible. Choose the same formula for your bronzers, highlighters and contouring products as well. For the cheeks, we like using Bite Beauty Multisticks because its silicone-free formula creates a soft focus finish that will make you look healthy.. For contouring, we like using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit because it’s incredibly blendable. To highlight the highest planes of the cheeks, cupid’s bow and nose bridge, we use Becca Liquid Shimmering Perfectors. We apply these products using our Luxie Onyx Noir Large Angled Face Brush 504. Its tapered and slanted tip can reach all areas of the face with ease.
So there you have it! We hope these tips will help you get your glow on glow even in the middle of a brutal winter. Is there a winter-appropriate beauty product you want to share with the Luxie community? Do share in the comments section below: