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Listen, it's hard enough to master the fine art of makeup application on a normal day, but when your skin throws a giant wrench in the operation by being dried out and flaky? Well, let's just say things can get ugly real quick. It's a cruel joke that right when your skin needs the most help — when the dry winter air sucks all moisture out of your complexion and leaves it red, splotchy, and cracked — is when it becomes the hardest to actually use cosmetics to cover it up.
Sick of having our foundation stick to our scales and our lip color gunk up on our parched pouts, we went to Renee Garnes, a celebrity makeup artist and Posh Beauty ambassador, to learn how to wear makeup when our faces are staging a protest against the weather. Read on to find out which products are best for winter skin, plus her tips and tricks on how to best apply them to flaky faces.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh