Published on November 5th, 2016 | by Gayatri Dahiya
Winter Makeup Tips
Use a Hydrating Foundation
If you’ve been using a light or tinted moisturiser, the winters are a good time to switch to using a heavier, cream-ier foundation instead. Look for a foundation with moisturizing ingredients and botanical extracts to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
Switch to Cream-Based Blush
Powder blush is no friend of dry skin. If your skin gets drier in colder temperatures, consider switching to a cream or gel blush—creams deliver dewy-soft color, while gels provide a quick-drying tint.
Get Wine-Stained Lips
You know what works beautifully with the cold season? Mulled wine, of course, But you know what works even better for your winter look. This winter, true red and shades of cranberry and wine are top choices. Use a cream formula lipstick rather than matte, and add a dab of lip gloss on top of your lipstick for a rich, glossy finish.
Create Smoking Eyes
Not having to contend with sweat and monsoons to keep from looking like a racoon, winters are the best time to experiment with eye make-up. This season, take a cue from the fashion lords, and go smokey. Don’t restrict yourself to black – try brown, mauve, or even khaki (as seen, in the latest Dior and YSL campaign) and neon , to create smouldering eyes. Our picks are YSL’s Pure Chromatics Eye Shadow Palette 10 and Christian Dior’s 5 Couleurs in 308 Khaki Design.
Sneak tip: When choosing a moisturiser for the winter, look for products that come in a jar rather than a pump. Apparently, a pump or pour bottle has a higher water content and PH base that can dry out skin. This explains why all the rich, indulgent body butters come in jars, and not out of a pump!
FAB BAG PICKS
SUGAR Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick-Poison Ivy : A classic shade that can instantly add a touch of mystery to your entire look, Poison Ivy is hot on the runway and a must-try shade for those who love to experiment. CLICK HERE to view product
CAL Cosmetics Angelic Eyes-Bold : Define your eyes on your fingertips! The magical C.A.L. Los Angeles Angelic Eyes Eyeshadow Kit changes the attitude of your looks with three vibrant eyeshades plus a highlighter which are expertly coordinated in perfect harmony so you can mix and match easily for magnificent and mesmerizing looks. Get luminous finish and intense color payoff. Feel lightweight. The blush glides easily over the tender skin spreading evenly and is grease resistance. CLICK HERE to view product
Be A Bombshell The One Stick : An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture. Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere! Bombshell Tip: Apply as you would regular eyeshadow, blush or lip gloss. CLICK HERE to view product