Makeup hacks for glowing skin in Winter

Glowing winter skin

With a few simple hacks you can still get glowing skin this Winter. Image by Adobe Stock.

Unfortunately for most of us, getting that mid-winter glow via a sun-soaked holiday just isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to achieve that glow up even on the coldest of days. Skincare is the most important part of a beauty regime for attaining moisturised and cared for skin. But thanks to the wonders of makeup, we can make our skin pop just that little bit extra with some of our favourite products. Due to the drying nature of winter, you will need to switch some of your go-to’s with their more nourishing and moisturising counterparts to get glowing skin.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise
This is the number one tip for glowing skin in winter – moisturise! The best time to moisturise is when you step out of the shower and your skin is still wet and warm. Use that time to massage moisturiser into your face, locking that moisture into your pores. Don’t skimp on the moisturiser and make sure you cover your neck as well. And as always, don’t forget your SPF, EVERY. DAY.

Avoid powder makeup
You will want to avoid anything powdery during winter as powder will settle into creases and lines and make your dry patches look even dryer. Powders can also make fair skin look very dull, so instead of a powder, try a CC cream that is one shade warmer than your skin tone to glow you up.

Opt for a dewy liquid or cream foundation
Choosing the wrong type of foundation can highlight your dry patches by sticking to them and make them flake even more. Opt for a liquid or a cream foundation with a dewy finish, not a matte finish. If your skin is more on the oily side and you don’t usually like dewy foundations, try using a translucent setting powder on your T zone to soak up any excess oil.

Use an oil
Using an oil or an oil-based primer on your skin after cleansing and before applying your makeup can help to achieve a moisturised based but without clogging pores, which heavier moisturisers can do. Adding a few drops of oil into your foundation or using an oil-based primer will help to set your skin up for an even application and a glowy finish.

Use a tinted lip balm instead of a lipstick
As your lips tend to try out a lot more during winter, opting for a tinted lip balm over a lipstick can help to keep the lips hydrated, while also adding a pop of colour. Some lipsticks can sink in the creases of the lips, making them look dry and flaky so lip products that moisturise your lips are perfect for the cold weather.

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