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Makeup Tips: How to Make Foundation Work Better on Winter-Dry Skin

How to Make Foundation Work Better on Winter-Dry Skin

Winter presents all sorts of skin problems, including the dreaded flake face. Since wearing makeup on dry skin can be challenging, we turned to Chad Hayduk, co-founder of Three Custom Color Specialists and asked him to share his advice.

TIP #1: When you're buying a concealer or foundation, Chad says to avoid oil-free makeup. "Look for moisturising makeup products with a bit of oil in them to hydrate and lock in moisture," he says. "Don't worry, oils are actually good for the skin, even on an oily skin type. It's when your makeup is not removed that causes problems."

TIP #2: To help your makeup last longer, spend time on your skincare routine. "Make sure you let your moisturisers sit a good five minutes," he advises. "Let them do their work! Prepping the skin will ensure the longest makeup wear, as drier skin does not hold makeup as well as moisturised skin. If the makeup is applied before the moisturiser sets, it will dilute the properties of the moisturiser and sheer out the wearability of your makeup."

For more tips . . .TIP #3: If you have oilier skin and your usual makeup is supposed to help keep you matte, Chad suggests you switch to something more moisturising. While you're at it, avoid powder and other oil-controlling products. "They will dry your skin even more or irritate chapped skin."

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