For those of you struggling with the approaching cold Winter weather, you may be in a state of despair, but that doesn’t mean your makeup has to be. As we move into dreary days and cold nights, it is imperative that you are changing up your makeup style to suit the Winter months. It’s quite obvious the summer makeup is fresh, bronzed and bright, but a lot of people become perplexed with what to do with their beauty look when your tan is long gone. The most important thing for women to remember is, as the holiday glow fades, and the winter paleness takes hold, utilise makeup to put warmth back into the skin and create a healthy soft look for Winter time look that radiates a deep inner healthy glow.
To master Winter makeup you will need a new foundation that match your skin when it’s paler. Aim for one that has a satin or dewy finish. If you have dehydrated skin, stay away from matte foundations as they can make skin look dryer. Put bronzer away, or use sparingly to add colour to the face, and focus on warm toned blush to give skin a healthy glow. Play up lips in berry tones and deep wine shades. If lips are too dehydrated, make sure you nourish them with hydrating papaw cream or a good lip moisturiser. We recommend Elizabeth Arden 8 hr cream, which can also be utilised for other dry areas. Stick to warm browns and eggplants on eyes.
Kate Bosworth rocking a gorgeous winter makeup look at last year’s Met Gala.
Beautful looking winter skin starts from the base and the first step is to prime skin before foundation. We are loving Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer ($45) which creates a flawless canvas to apply makeup. Hydration is key and it’s important to be adding as many hydrating products as you can into your beauty routine. This may mean replacing your moisturiser or night cream with something slightly richer and also hydrating with lots of water.
Another fabulous winter skin tip is to experiment with using highlighters to give skin a radiance that seems to come from within. Try L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique higlighter pen ($28) this magical pen can be used for dark circles and blemishes or just on cheekbones and accented areas of the face to give you a revitalised and rested glow.
Adding colour is crucial for a makeup look that makes you seem like you have been sipping on hot chocolate by a warm fire rather than stuck outside in the rain without a coat on. Try Illamasqua’s new Powder Blush Duo in Lover & Hussy ($46) to add rosiness back into cold cheeks.
Another great way to add colour is using eyeshadow. Opt for warm eggplant colours and smokey greys but subtle is also trendy. We love Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo 24hr cream gel shadow in Pomegranate Punk ($12). Apply a small amount of this on the lid of your eye with fingertips and add eyeliner and mascara and you are done. The best part is it will not budge come rain, hail or shine.
For those of you who do want a heavier eye, nothing beats a sultry winged eyeliner and berry pout. The best is by far Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in black ink ($35). It’s smudge proof and will give you a clean crisp line or it’s also blendable to add drama to your smokey look.