Winter Make Up

What’s new in makeup this season? It’s grey outside and on the railings of all the shops, but what does that mean for our faces?

You’ve probably given your skin a good old makeover, but now is the time to start chucking out all of last seasons half used cosmetics and give your bathroom cabinet and face an over-haul. Since the sun has gone on holiday you can’t rely on your tan and minimal make up to look great anymore. You need to look more glamorous and more polished during this season. Velvety shades are the way to go for the winter woman.

Matte understated shades such as coffee, chocolate and smoky shades for eyes and berry tones for lips and cheeks replace the fresh summer face. And YAY! Gloss is back in again and so are our beloved fruity and spicy tones of cosmetics.

Here are some tips you can use this season:

A bit of sheen on eyes can be used for a change, especially if you are using nude shades; while on lips, it can help your lips to look more voluptuous.

Matt finish foundation is better for winters, as it will stay on longer, as well as contrasting with the shimmery tones on eyes and lips.

Either your moisturizer or your foundation should have a broad-spectrum sun protection factor to block UV as the sun is still harsh in the winter time.

If you want to sport long eyelashes, you could try fake individual eyelashes that can be applied using tweezers. But even if you buy cheap lashes invest in a good glue, you dont want them blowing off down oxford street.

Sheer layers of creamy blushers can boost up your subtle makeup, but if you slightly scared of ‘guilding the lilly’, try using tints – Benifit do a gorgeous tint for cheeks and eyes.

Smokey eyes look best in winters and you can use eye shadows in cinnamon, maroons and coffee shades for a sultry effect. If you’re not keen on these shades, draw a line under your eyes with black, get a flat tipped brush and smudge metallic green through.

Though normally black mascaras make a comeback every winter season, this time it is the shades of Aubergine. Its less harsh on the eyes as black can make your peepers shrink.

A dark brown shade of waterproof mascara is a multipurpose product too. Use on lashes and eyebrows to frame your face.

Tinted lip balms in honey, blackberry and red currant tones look great in winter when teamed with matte foundations.

Don’t be afraid to keep the bronzer out, its not just for summer, but maybe tone it down so you look flushed as opposed to Essex.

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