The temperature might be dropping, but that doesn’t mean we have to drop the ball when it comes to our winter makeup looks.
The temptation may be to hibernate indoors for the colder months, but winter can be the perfect time to try new and bolder looks.
Don’t miss these tips for creating a radiant, glowing and flawless face this season.
1. Take Hydration With You, Wherever You Go
The secret weapon for perfect winter makeup? Hydration. The drop in temperature, change of humidity and those cold, windy days can wreak havoc on our skin, and we may start to notice irritation, redness, and dryness.
Keeping our skin hydrated is key during the colder months, and there are products that can help us keep our moisture levels intact.
Gucci Beauty has introduced two new additions, designed to provide a healthy-looking glow, and keep makeup looking fresh and natural while on-the-go. The multi-use Baume Nourrissant Universel is a go-to for all your beauty needs (think reducing areas of dryness, soothing the skin, or nourishing the lips), while the Brume De Beauté beauty mist has hydrating properties for up to 48 hours.
Formulated with soothing and protective ingredients, it helps to shield skin from pollution and hydrates the face for glowing skin, before, during or after makeup application.
Consider this helpful and hydrating duo a must-have for any winter makeup routine.
2. Pucker Up With A Moisture-Boosting Lipstick
Our lips are often the first to feel the effects of winter weather and are prone to becoming dry and chapped as the temperature drops.
Luckily, you don’t have to trade your lipstick for a sheer (and bland) lip balm, because we have found the perfect lipstick that offers both a boost of moisture and colourful shade in one.
Elizabeth Arden’s new Lip Color Collection offers creamy, high-impact colour and skin-caring benefits. Each lipstick is enriched with advanced ceramide complex, vitamin E and maracuja oil to visibly plump lips, lock in moisture and reduce the look of fine lip lines.
The smooth, feather-resistant, and non-bleeding formula is available in 30 gorgeous shades, so it’s the perfect choice for when you want to brighten up your face or experiment with dark pinks, reds, and plums.
3. Wind-Proof Your Lashes
Nothing ruins a perfect face of makeup faster than running mascara, and with wind and rain on the rise in winter, it’s time to add a waterproof version to your beauty arsenal.
Clinique’s High Impact Waterproof Mascara adds instant volume and length that resists clumping and smudging, so you can wear it confidently without fearing you’ll be rocking panda-like eyes by the end of the day.
For best results, apply starting from the base of the lashes and wiggle towards the tip, repeating to build and always letting layers dry between coats.
4. Keep A Summer Glow… In Winter
Your Instagram feed may be full of friends and family chasing an endless summer with a European getaway, but even if you’re stuck in a winter wonderland you can still achieve that sun-kissed, holiday glow.
Use a cream bronzer—like Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream— on the high points of your face where the sun would naturally hit, like the cheekbones, bridge of your nose, chin, and forehead.
This bronzing cream has a delicate, velvety finish for a natural glow, and is best applied with a kabuki brush (or one with a short handle, dense bristles, and dome-like shape) for even coverage. Plus, cream formulas keep skin looking dewy and hydrated, hiding signs of dryness.
5. Don’t Forget Your Active Ingredients—Or Your SPF
While we like to think of them as separate parts of our beauty routine, the perfect face of makeup starts with our skin.
Winter is a great time to overhaul or reevaluate our routines and focus on making our skin the healthiest it can possibly be.
Try adding a Vitamin C serum into your regime, to promote the production of collagen and keep skin firm, plump and youthful. The Alpha-H Vitamin C With 10% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Serum contains a high potency blend of Vitamin C, as well as licorice extract and grapeseed oil, making it the ultimate serum to brighten and hydrate the skin.
And while the sun may not be quite as scorching as the summer months, wearing SPF every single day is still a non-negotiable in winter.
Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily Moisturiser offers SPF 50+ broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays in an ultra-nourishing and hydrating formula.
Sponsored by Myer.