Q: My makeup needs some serious help during the winter! What do you suggest to look your very best during the cold winter months? I feel washed out and dull. Help!
A: I always dread the winter season, and most of all, the cold weather it brings. My summer makeup never seems to make the cut. But there are plenty of ways to brighten up that beautiful face of yours, even if it isn’t 80 degrees outside. My five must have wintertime makeup products are below.
1. Clean Tools
Remember all those hot summer days a few months ago? (I know, I remember too ) Believe it or not, your brushes are great for picking up the sweat, dirt, and oils that your face wash couldn’t scrub off. Hidden bacteria loves to make a home in your cosmetic brushes. Purchase yourself a brush cleaner. It will get rid of any unwanted bacteria that could potentially harm that beautiful skin of yours. I recommend using Bare Escentuals ‘Well Cared For’ brush cleaner.
2. Moisturizer with Sunscreen
I admit I am guilty of sometimes forgetting to use sunscreen. Most of us do not associate winter with sunscreen but it is just as important as it is in any other season. Start using a moisturizer with at least a SPF of 15 to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. Check out e.l.f. Studio Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. It provides a lightweight, hydrating formula and will give you a bolt of color too! This moisturizer is only $3.00! Click the link to purchase online.
3. Cheek Stain
During the winter, it is common to sometimes feel that your makeup is washing you out. No fear! Give Benefit Cosmetics Benetint a try. This fab product will give your cheeks a luscious rosy look. You can even try it on your lips! You will be beaming a ray of color in a matter of seconds. You can visit Benefit Cosmetics at 852 W Armitage or shop online.
4. Waterproof Mascara
Ever been walking down the street on a cold day facing the wind? Did your eyes start tearing and would not stop? Yes, happens to all of us! I am a BIG fan of waterproof mascara especially when those dreadful “I swear I was not crying” tears make an appearance. Tarte Cosmetics ‘Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara’ is a great product to use. Not only is it waterproof, but it gives your lashes volume and length. It is only $19.00 too!
Winter means Holidays, and Holidays mean parties, parties, parties! Lipstick is back, so use it to your full advantage! Choose a lip color that matches your personality and wear it proud. You will stand out from the rest of party-goers because of your confident lip color. I suggest Stila Cosmetics ‘Long Wear Lip Color.’ This lip-color will keep your lips hydrated and shiny all night long! I really like the long wear rendezvous lip color because it will match your rosy cheeks! Click to purchase at Stila Cosmetics online!
Hope these tips keep you looking vibrant these winter months!
From our friends at Violet Revolution