Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Winterize Your Beauty Routine: Moisturizing Must Have Makeup
Calling all dry-skinned snow bunnies! Does your face feel dry, itchy, and flaky all day no matter how much moisturizer you slather on at night? This has been me, every winter, for most of my life. This year, I say no more!
I'm fighting winter dryness 24/7 with this seriously moisturizing makeup routine, without sacrificing an ounce of glam. The best part is, these products apply quickly and easily, perfect for a 5-minute face!
For my first winter skin swap, I shelved my beloved Clinique Even Better Foundation in favor of their Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer. I've been devoted to full coverage foundation my whole life, but this tinted moisturizer actually has pretty great, and very buildable coverage. It covers general redness and uneven skintone with ease, only letting hyper pigmentation show through (though that's nothing winter must-have concealer can't handle!). Most importantly, this product packs some serious moisturizing punch and is so lightweight it won't feel heavy or irritate even the most sensitive dry winter skin.
Next up is Benefit's Fake Up Concealer, a seriously moisturizing crease control concealer. This product comes in a lipstick-like twist up tube that has a color corrector running through the middle of a clear, moisturizing balm. When I say this product is moisturizing, I mean moisturizing! This puppy hydrates like a dream. I use the lightest of this product's three colors and apply it under my eyes, on my forehead, chin and down the bridge of my nose (I outlined this technique in my post here) and blend with gentle patting motions with my fingers. This product gives you quick and dirty full on glam, and I am in love.
I finish up my winter makeup routine with for Urban Decay's Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder. Most powders are too heavy and end up looking cakey on skin that's parched and flakey. Not this baby! It's ultra-lightweight, unbelievably comfortable on the skin, and while it doesn't pack a coverage punch it does wonders for blurring out imperfections and making my tinted moisturizer last and last.
Swatches: Top - Naked Skin Pressed Powder in Naked Light; Bottom - Fake Up Concealer in 01 Light
I hope you've enjoyed this post! Do you change anything in your beauty routine for winter? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin!
xoxo - Katie