December 20, 2014 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

3 Winter-Weather Makeup Hacks You Need to Know

Are winter makeup woes getting the best of you? Guess what — they’re not that hard to fix. Instantly. Issues like dry skin, chapped lips and even lackluster lashes are a cinch to improve with the following makeup hacks.

winter weather hacks

1. Use a BB cream to smooth dry skin without mussing your makeup.

It’s the middle of the day, the heat’s pumping in your office and patches of flaky skin have started popping up on your face. Instead of messing up your makeup with a moisturizer, use a moisturizing BB cream, like Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, to smooth away dry spots. Lightly dust setting powder or bronzer on top to set.

2. Soothe chapped lips — while keeping your lipstick intact — with almond oil.

Cracked lips are not attractive, and swiping balm over lipstick can ruin your color. Add a few drops of almond oil instead — you can find it at most grocery or drug stores. The potent skin-soother will penetrate your lip shade, instantly attacking those dry spots while adding some glossy shine.

3. Boost limp eyelashes with powder.

Eyelashes often become brittle, thin and frail during the winter, but you can thicken them up in a snap with a loose powder like Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil Translucent Loose Powder. Apply one coat of mascara to clean lashes, then use a cotton swab to coat them with powder. The second mascara coat will create noticeable volume and much-needed oomph.

What's your favorite winter makeup trick? Tell us in the comments!

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