As winter nears closer and the temperature drops, it's important to choose beauty products that target our cold-weather beauty challenges — be it chapped lips, flyaways or flaky and patchy foundation caused by drier, harsher air. Of all these annoying makeup-related struggles, dry, cracked foundation is one of the most difficult to combat. So how are you supposed to effectively freshen up your foundation without stripping off all of your makeup completely? We reached out to Giorgio Armani celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn as well as beauty influencer Nikki Apostolou to find out their best tips and tricks.
“Two quick tips that come to mind are to use the Giorgio Armani Prima Refreshing Makeup Fix Setting Spray to re-hydrate skin during the day. If it’s extremely dry and cracked, use a few drops of the Crema Nera Supreme Recovery Oil in your hands, and put it over your makeup to put the shine back in and add the skincare benefit,” explains Quinn. And combined together, these luxury products are going to do just as much for your skin as they do for your makeup.
We also reached out to our friend and beauty influencer Nikki Apostolou to find out how she deals with dry foundation. “When my makeup gets dry, I tend to reach for a makeup setting spray to add a bit of moisture back onto my skin and help refresh my makeup,” explains Apostolou. “To prevent dryness altogether, I make sure to moisturize my skin before applying any makeup and let it sit for about five minutes so that it's absorbed. I also limit setting powder and powder foundation on dry areas of my face. If you have dry skin, it’s a good idea to use products that give a dewy look like Maybelline Fit Me Foundation or L'Oréal Pro Glow Foundation. These aren't as drying on skin and they help skin look dewy and fresh all day.”
About the Author:Marisa is an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com where she's responsible for creating content that inspires, informs and influences readers. She's obsessed with trying new beauty products, hoards a crazy amount of lipstick and her second love (besides makeup) is food. Her work has also appeared in Domino Magazine, StyleCaster, Guest of a Guest and Jeannine Morris Media.