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Winter weddings are all fun until your skin starts feeling dry, stretchy and flaky. And if you're the bride with expensive makeup adorning your face, then this stretchy patchiness is bad for your big day. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or oily-combination skin, patchy makeup can happy for basically anyone.

You need a flawless base and a pre-makeup routine that helps keep you looking fresh and radiant throughout the day or night as your functions go by. So, to help you battle any winter makeup woes, we've compiled expert opinions on how to avoid patchy makeup during winter weddings!

Scroll down and take some notes on the hacks and routines you should follow.

How To Avoid Patchy Makeup During Winter Weddings

1. Up Your Pre-Makeup Routine

Your pre-makeup routine is extremely important. You need a smooth canvas to layer your makeup on and achieve a flawless base. You cannot go wrong here- the skin should be well washed, toned and hydrated. Once your CTM is locked, ensure that you add a hydrating serum to your routine. Using a hydrating primer is also a good thing if your skin is really dry, like the M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+ or the LANEIGE Glowy Makeup Serum. Once your pre-makeup is set, you can go ahead with your makeup without any issues!

2. Exfoliate For A Flawless Base

While everyone (including us) talk about the importance of hydration, we often forget that exfoliating your skin is important as well. To achieve smooth and supple skin, gentle exfoliation at regular intervals is necessary to remove any dry patches. Exfoliate your skin preferably with an enzyme-based scrub like Innisfree Wine Peeling Jelly Softener. Following that, tone and moisturise your skin properly. Plus, avoid serums that comprise of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as they dry the skin out.

3. Use A Water-based Foundation

Choosing a water-based foundation is a good option to avoid patchiness. Instead of going for a silicone-based or matte foundation, a water-based foundation will be more hydrating and soft on your skin. And since you won't have to wear it for too long, the beautiful dewy finish will only add to the makeup's finesse. 

4. Use A Ultra Moisturising Cream

For those who have really dry or dehydrated skin, prepping your skin with a super moisturising cream will certainly aid in having long-lasting and flawless makeup. One of the best things to do before your makeup schedule is to take a cream like the MUA favourite Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre and apply it to your face in a slightly thick layer and leave it on for 5 minutes. Then massage the cream into your skin until it's absorbed. This way, your skin will be moisturised for a longer duration and look fresh throughout the day. This is possibly the best way to get your skin makeup ready for the winters!

5. More Creamy, Less Matte Products

We're all on social media and makeup is on the forefront of our online interactions. Through that, we're already aware of things like 'baking' and the use of matte powders. However, when you're trying to avoid dry and patchy makeup, it's best not to use too much powder, silicone or matte products. Instead of baking your makeup, use translucent powder to just set the makeup. The use of too many matte products can dry up your layers. Similarly, when using a setting spray, look for a hydrating option and not one that has alcohol in it. 

6. Add A Sheet Mask

One of the best ways to battle seasonal dryness is to use a sheet mask. Before starting your makeup, use a sheet mask to make your skin soft and supple. We recommend the regular use of sheet masks, especially before your wedding festivities begin. The more hydrated your skin, the better chances you have of a flawless, dewy base. 

7. Lip Care Is A Must

We're all aware of how cream-based lipsticks aren't long-lasting. Unfortunately, long-wear lipsticks can cause your lips to become dry and chapped. So, taking care of your lips is also necessary. During the winters, always keep your lips coated with lip balm or petroleum jelly. Once a week, you can go in for a lip mask to add suppleness to your lips. 

Final Words

When you're getting married during the winter wedding season, you need to ensure that your makeup is good and dewy. The age of all matte makeup is now in the past, and we're happily trotting towards a more supple, dewy and moisturised look that makes a bride look like a million bucks with as little makeup as possible. So, if you're a winter bride, make sure to utilise these pro makeup tips!

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7 Tips On How To Avoid Patchy Makeup During Winter Weddings

by Shivani Singh

7 Tips On How To Avoid Patchy Makeup During Winter Weddings