Cold weather can leave skin dehydrated and damaged. Luckily, the right makeup can make a big difference. Follow my tips to ensure that your winter makeup gives your skin a youthful and glowing appearance.


Before you put on your makeup, apply a good moisturizer. Look for an allergen-free moisturizer that combats irritation and dry skin. Put on the moisturizer generously after you cleanse, to help lock in the moisture you got when you washed your skin. Make sure the moisturizer has been absorbed into your skin before applying your makeup.


In winter be sure that your foundation is either your skin tone, or slightly lighter.It can’t be darker like some people wear it in summer. Use a hydrating formula that contains moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, because skin tends to be drier in this season. If your makeup often rubs off onto your scarf, hat or coat, apply a layer of translucent pressed powder. It will help keep your makeup in place.


Take advantage of blush. Blush can wake up your complexion and revitalize a washed-out face. Try a soft, peachy or pinkish color if you have fair skin or a warm, terra cotta one if you have darker skin. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend toward your cheekbones.

Eye Makeup

Cold weather, as well as the common cold, can cause your eyes to tear, resulting in runny shadow and mascara. Remember to prime lids with face powder to absorb any excess oil, which can cause makeup to smudge. In addition, use long-lasting formulas that are designed to work all day without creasing or fading. Waterproof mascara may seem like a summertime-only product, but when it is windy or snowing, regular mascara can start running each time you tear up or your lashes get wet. Since long-wear formulas tend to be more drying, look for ones with nourishing oils, like jojoba, to keep your flutter soft.

Lip Makeup

Lips dry out easily since they lack oil glands. Moreover, they flake when abused by cold weather, which can make lipstick look blotchy. That’s why it is important to exfoliate your lips to remove their dead, dry skin, helping to improve their tone and texture. To polish up your lips, you can remove dead skin by applying a lip balm. Then exfoliate gently with a damp washcloth. Next, apply creamy lipsticks that are moister than matte or long-lasting ones. You can try a tinted lip balm with sunscreen, as an alternative.

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