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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, for advice. To get the lowdown on keeping your skin smooth and your makeup looking good no matter how inclement the weather, just keep reading.

  • When you're out to buy a concealer or foundation, Chad says to avoid oil-free makeup. "Look for moisturizing 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."
  • To help your makeup last longer, spend time on your skincare routine. "Make sure you let your moisturizers 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 moisturized skin. If the makeup is applied before the moisturizer sets, it will dilute the properties of the moisturizer and sheer out the wearability of your makeup."
  • If you have oilier skin and your usual makeup is supposed to help keep you matte, Chad suggests you switch to something more moisturizing. While you're at it, avoid powder and other oil-controlling products. "They will dry your skin even more or irritate chapped skin," he says.


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