Beauty: How to avoid red nose day

Last updated 12:17 20/06/2014

RUDOLPH RIDDERS: Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15, $78 and Nvey Eco Mattifying Compact Powder, $67.

FOR EVERY SKINTONE: MAC Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation, $70.
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BUDGET OPTION: Maybelline Fit Me Powder, $19.99.

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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.

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