Get a natural-looking finish for combination skin

Advertorial: Freshen up your face with these tips

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / November 17 2016

Like a floral frock, natural-looking makeup is something that goes hand in hand with the warmer months. Not only does it suit absolutely every occasion, it looks effortless and is relatively easy to achieve at home. But getting a flawless finish when you have combination skin can be a little trickier. This skin type can be quite unpredictable in spring and summer due to humidity and heat, causing makeup to slip and slide over your oily T-zone, leaving you with an uneven coverage. To combat this problem, follow these steps to help combination skin achieve a natural-looking finish for longer.


Start with primer

With combination skin comes an oily T-zone or dry patches on your cheeks, resulting in an uneven foundation coverage by midday. So to ensure your makeup stays put for longer, start with a layer of Rimmel London #Instaflawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint after applying your moisturiser. The smoothing formula works as a velvety veil over your skin, and it’s also lightly pigmented to even out your complexion and nix any redness.


Create a flawless canvas

Picking the right foundation is the most important step when it comes to achieving a fresh, natural-looking finish. Rimmel London Fresher Skin Foundation is perfect for this occasion as the water-gel texture melts into skin upon contact and provides breathable light coverage that looks like your skin, only better. Plus, it won’t clog your pores, it is packed with good-for-you ingredients, and the formula brings together natural mineral powder to absorb excess oil and control shine throughout the day and chamomile and aloe extract to soothe the surface and reduce redness.


Add some colour

A pop of colour on your cheeks can bring your complexion to life. Using your ring finger (it’s the softest part of your hand), blend Rimmel London Royal Blush, a cream to powder formula, over the apples of your cheeks. This product sets on your face, so it won’t budge halfway through the day.

TOP TIP: Always apply blush when your face is relaxed. Smiling to make your cheeks more pronounced actually causes you to apply blush higher than you should for a natural-looking flush.


Set your makeup

To lock all your hard work in place, dust a small amount of Rimmel London Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder over trouble spots (like your T-zone) to keep shine at bay and to mattify the area. Besides its mattifying benefits, the powder is known to have antibacterial and clear-complexion properties, so it can help prevent breakouts. 


Finish the look

A slick of lip balm is the perfect touch to completing your natural-looking finish. Take Rimmel London Lip Conditioning Balm by Kate and apply it straight from the bullet. The formula will moisturise lips and prevent chapping for up to eight hours.

TOP TIP: Wear this product on its own or apply a pinky-nude lipstick or gloss over the top to enhance the colour of your smackers.

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.