In winter, hydration is key if you want to maintain a healthy glow. An essential product to have in your beauty bag is a good moisturiser that will nourish the skin and keep it supple. After you have applied this you should wait about 5 mins (just enough time to brush your teeth) before you apply primer that will keep your skin hydrated and foundation in place.
If you are following your fiscal diet, a good, inexpensive one is the Face Of Australia primer 3-in-1 which is around $12 at Priceline. I use this one in winter for its gel like formula that works well over my day cream, and is a reliable primer when I am short on cash.
For a demi-Matt look, try mixing your current foundation with a little of the primer as an overall tint for your skin and then build coverage with the full foundation in your t-zone only (avoid forehead as this will dull the rest of your face).
In Winter dryer foundation formulas will allow you to skip a full face of powder, but you can still dust under the eyes and the t-zone only to set, so that your base stays in place and doesn’t crease or transfer.
Also, to keep you looking fresh I recommend a cream blush on the apples of your cheeks (use lipstick if u don’t have one) for a dewy glow on your skin and apply a dusting of powder blush to set. Blushes don’t have to be expensive – Cosmo cosmetics at The MET centre and many online store have some good cheap ones from NARS, Revlon, MAC.
If you want even more glow, use dusting of mineral shimmer in a champagne tone to create luminous complexion. Use on the upper cheekbone only and keep it subtle as the winter look is about a rosy cheek blush, not a bronzed tan!
BECCA is my dewy look muse, so if you check out their images, this is the look you will end up with: