Beauty: How to avoid red nose day
When winter hits, here's my all-too-familiar makeup routine.
Step 1: Apply foundation all over face.
Step 2: Blow nose.
Step 3: Re-apply foundation around base of my nose, where the tissue wiped it off.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 ad infinitum!
I've never been a powder compact girl, but during cold season I definitely see the appeal. Who wants to fiddle around with liquid foundation to touch up a red nose all day? With that in mind, here are four handy compact powders to keep Rudolph at bay this winter. Excuse me while I grab a tissue...
Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15, $78. Even if you use those fancy aloe-vera infused tissues, constant nose blowing can make skin dry and raw. A foundation that moisturises will be more soothing on delicate skin - this one is long-lasting too.
Nvey Eco Mattifying Compact Powder, $67. If the sniffles make your skin sensitive, opting for all-natural products can also help. This finely milled powder is talc-free and contains soothing jojoba oil and earth minerals.
MAC Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation, $70. This creamy new cover comes in 17 shades and provides 10 hours of wear.
Maybelline Fit Me Powder, $19.99. Like the MAC option, this also comes in wide array of colours (each corresponds to a liquid foundation shade). It's a great supermarket buy.