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Winter foundation tips for oily-skinned girls

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Rena Phuah (No Comments)

It is winter now in the southern hemisphere, perfect time for beauty addicts to put more makeup on. However, oily-skinned girls like me would know that our t-zones will not stop being shiny and our foundation may not last longer even when the weather is cold. Read on if you: 1. have oily skin or t-zone. 2. are loyal to medium to full coverage foundation. The most important thing is to ensure that your skin is well moisturized. A good primer is your best friend. During winter, the key is to pick a hydrating non-oily foundation such as NARS Pore Refining Primer. Silicon based primer is not as hydrating and works better during warmer weather. Once you picked the right primer, apply foundation as usual and do not cake on your concealer. Do not powder immediately after. Powder lightly throughout the day, for me I would powder after two hours. This has been working so well for me. My foundation looks glowy, not cakey and I could not be happier. (With thanks to Ms Angie from Mecca Cosmetica Paddington!) Photos from     [...Read More...]

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