Caring for Complexion

The weather can often have an effect on one’s skin and there are proper ways to care for every type.


Kayleigh Leahy

There are a wide range of products at every price point for everyone to use to care for their skin.

Skin is personal. Everyone has a unique type. If not given the proper care, skin can become difficult to manage. To avoid this, it is important to take care of it and know what keeps it healthy. Makeup is created for all skin types. Knowing what is good for an individual’s skin can make a huge difference in self-confidence.

Oily Skin:

Those with oily skin can use face products that keep it looking even and radiant, preventing any extra oil or texture for the perfect everyday look.

“I love the IT Cosmetics CC+ foundation and Bye Bye Pores pressed powder,” sophomore Caitlin Hertling said. “They help keep my oil under control, my face less shiny and they make sure my pores don’t get blocked or closed up. I also use the Too Faced Born This Way naturally radiant concealer to cover up anything I need to.”

Caitlin Hertling
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder retails for $29.00, according to

For a more clean and hydrated look, applying moisture into the skin before the look is recommended.

“Before I put on my foundation, I use the E.L.F. Cosmetics Hydrating Booster Drops,” sophomore Tara Sifuentes said. “They allow my skin to feel nonoily and fresh. I also use any setting spray on top so my makeup stays in place.”

To keep oil under control and have a look stay all day, properly setting the face will keep it in place for hours on end.

“I use the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder in Translucent,” junior Kayleigh Leahy said. “It’s not too thick or clumpy and it’s easy to tell how much you’re getting on your brush with a loose powder so you don’t over apply.”

Dry Skin:

Tara Sifuentes
Hydrating & Lightweight Booster Drops retail for $10, according to

To combat dryness, light coverage and hydration helps give the appearance of filtered skin without the feeling of wearing makeup.

“I really like the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer,” sophomore Mackenna McCarthy said. “It keeps my dry skin looking glowy and it’s very lightweight.”

Hydration at the end of a makeup routine is just as important as at the beginning, as it helps the face look smoother and the makeup appears thinner.

Combination Skin:

For combination skin, try using a product from both the dry and oily categories and apply both to their respective areas in need of care. When used together, they make the perfect routine for skin that is sometimes unpredictable in what it needs.

“A good foundation for dry skin is the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth,” Leahy said. “I have combination skin so I am oily in the summer and super dry in the winter. I use this foundation in the winter because it hydrates your skin and it is full coverage.”