Winter is here bringing with it cold weather as a result you might be suffering with dry skin. The areas that are most likely to be effected is your t-zone and cheeks. It’s a good time to swap your foundation for a tinted moisturiser because they usually contain spf and as they name suggests that are also more moisturising.
If you love a full coverage foundation then this may not be for you, although if you do need extra coverage you can apply concealor to any blemishes before hand. I would always use a foundation for an evening event or wedding as the look will be more suitable for photographs.
There are many benefits of using a tinted moisturiser, a few include.
- Quicker to apply because it’s sheer,
- You can use your fingers, start from your nose and blend out
- Will even out your skin tone
- Dewy finish gives a great radiant result
- Light weight coverage, won’t block pores or look cakey
- They come in a tube so less wastage and it’s lighter to carry
- Great for young girls who want to wear foundaton but don’t need it yet
There are lots of products available on the market, however as a Makeup Artist in Manchester the one that I use on my clients is Laura Mercier ‘Tinted Mosturiser spf 20’ (£33). This also comes in an oil free formula, perfect if your looking for a matt finish and you have an oily skin type.
If you’ve never tried one and don’t want to spend a fortune or you’re on a budget Nivea do a great alternative, which also comes in different forumlas for dry skin or normal combination, (£9.99)
If you are currently using a tinted moisturiser that you’d like to recommend please let me know in the comments, thanks!
By Emmalene Sophia
Emmalene is a professional makeup artist based in Didsbury, South Manchester. She provides makeup for brides, wedding guests, TV, photoshoots and special occasions, you can find her at Google+, Twitter or Facebook. To book Emmalene, click here.