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Let’s face it, having combination skin can be troublesome especially when it comes to base makeup. Having an oily T-zone, dry and flaky sides can be rough (literally) when you’re trying to find the right base make-up that won’t oxidize, melt or highlight the dry patches of skin.

Not to worry glambabes! We’ve scoured dozens of beauty products and tried different tips and tricks (so you don’t have to) and come up with these tried and tested beauty tips and products for a more flawless base make-up all year long.

Exfoliate

First and foremost, you need to get rid of the dry and flaky stuff on your face! Using a mild exfoliating toner, facial wash or scrub that contains ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid and other fruit acids works wonders to keep those blackheads and flaky skin at bay.

Pixi Glow Tonic

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Farmstay Whitening Peeling Gel Apple

 

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Daily Scrub

 

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Balance 

A balancing moisturiser works wonders for combination skin types. You need a product that keeps your T-zone in check while keeping the rest of your face hydrated and happy.

 

H2Oplus Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment

 

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Pixi H2O Skindrink Pure Hydration Gel

 

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Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence 

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Prime/Protect 

A good primer that hydrates thoroughly without being oily and greasy is a lifesaver. Bonus points if it already contains high SPF to protect your skin from UV rays, aging and hopefully bad relationships (just kidding!)

 

Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer Translucent 

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Ellana Mineral CosmeticsLets Make it Last Make Up Liquid Primer

 

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POP BeautyFace Magnet Primer

 

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Cover

The best type of base product for combination skin types are waterbased or mineral ones containing ultra-hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, rose water, glycerin and the likes to make sure the T-zone and sides of the face receive adequate moisture without being heavy and greasy. Using a sponge like the cult fave Beauty Blender also works wonders for flaky/dry skin.

 

H2O SkinTint

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Clarins – Ever Matte Skin Balancing Foundation

 

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Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation

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Beauty Blender

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Conceal 

A lightweight, moisturising and pigmented concealer works best to conceal dark circles, veins and blemishes. Avoid picking overly creamy/waxy or dry formulations since they don’t blend as well.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Ofra Signature Contouring and Highlighting Cream Foundation Mini Palette

 

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Smashbox 24 Hour CC Spot Concealer

 

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Finishing touches

Last but not the least! Don’t forget to sweep a light dusting of finishing powder on your T-zone and spritz on a makeup setting spray for a long-lasting naturally flawless finish.

Ofra Translucent Highlighting Luxury Powder 

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Snoe Super Base Silky Complexion Balm

 

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Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist 

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xoxo,

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