Throughout the year, our makeup needs change just as our wardrobe needs change. Winter is a notoriously hard time of year for the face, which is often the only part of our bodies that are exposed to the elements. Foundation should be considered to be your second skin, only better, so using the right tools can help keep your face looking fresh and natural through the coldest winter months. In this article, we’ll take a look at some tips for choosing and applying the best foundation for you in the winter.
During winter, the skin tone can be quite different than it was during the summer months. In order to keep your face looking natural, always choose a foundation that closely matches your skin tone throughout the year. In winter, our skin tone tends to be at its palest, so make sure to test a foundation before you buy it. Try a small amount on your skin and let it set for a couple of minutes, and look at the results in the best light available.
Testing is important even if you feel you’ve got a perfect match in the bottle because the natural acid in our skin can change the tint of the foundation. If you tend to experience dryer skin during the winter months, try out a foundation that advertises hydrating properties.
Moisturizer is an essential part of your makeup routine during the winter months. Keeping your skin hydrated will prevent your skin from drying or flaking. Ideally, your moisturizer or foundation should include sunscreen, especially during winter, when the sun can be quite harsh. After your moisturizer is set, apply concealer as you need it. The concealer should also match your skin tone, and it can help hide the appearance of dark circles under the eyes or red blemishes.
Finally, apply the foundation lightly with your fingertips. The goal is to use a small amount or all over coverage, which helps keep the face looking fresh and healthy. Remember, you can always add more in areas where you need it.