First, cleanse and tone your face (per usual, I recommend Shiseido Pureness face wash). Now I prime my oily areas with my MAC Prep + Prime Refined Zone. The trick to this step is letting your primer soak in before applying the rest of your make up, I will usually apply my eye cream during this time (Loving Shiseido Benefiance and Lancome!).
Now I apply concealer where I need it, recently I have been loving Benefit's fake-up concealer, especially for my crazy under eye circles (thank you uni!).
After this step is done, I will apply my Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse make up only to my nose, chin and the middle of my forehead making sure to blend it out nicely with my fingers. This foundation is fabulous if you have very oily skin and it lasts all day. If you have dry patches definitely stay away from this as it clings to no end- this is why I only apply it on my most oily parts of my face.
Another reason I don't use it all over my face is that it does give a bit of a mask-like effect as it is extremely high coverage. Great for days where your skin is not cooperating and you have time to bronze, contour, blush and highlight. So probably not your best bet early in the morning rushing out the door.
After these steps I do not need to powder once during the day and I have no problems with dryness or irritated skin. My face is hydrated, radiant and shine free. Who said having combination skin had to be hard? Now I complete my make-up and I am out the door without the extra weight of an extra compact in my purse.
Do you change up your foundation routine for winter? Do you like BB creams or foundations better?