As the months turn colder, we’ve all brought out the warm winter wardrobe, but it’s also time to make some changes in your makeup routine. Both colors and techniques change when it’s colder outside, and here are some tips from the pros to be sure your makeup keeps up with the season.
Colder weather means dry, heated air, which can dry out your skin. Dry skin can leave your makeup looking cracked and rough, so moisturizing is a top priority during cold months. While warmer temperatures called for a light lotion, for the colder months, a thicker, more hydrating moisturizing cream does the trick. Don’t forget that damaging UV rays from the sun can get through even the cloudiest day, so be sure to choose a moisturizer that also contains sunscreen.
It’s also time to bring out the richer, darker colors for most of your makeup:
*For your lips, choose a deep, rich shade like burgundy or dark red-violet. For a fun, dramatic effect, try a darker shade lining your lips, with a lighter shade toward the center, finished up with lip gloss over the top for added shine.
*For the eyes, go with jewel-toned shadows or rich colors like cranberry or metallic greys and go with dark browns for your brows. For a trendy look, try emerald shadows or liners – or both, for a dramatic, smoky-eye look. To make your eyes look bright and awake, try a bit of white shadow in the inner corner of your eyes, right by your nose, and blend it in with the rest of your shadow.
*For cheeks, keep them looking rosy and healthy with pink blush, right on the upper cheekbones. If you like the look of your warm weather bronzer and want to bring it into the fall and winter, just switch up the color from a shimmer to a matte. Apply on all parts of the face that hit the sun – chin, forehead, and cheeks – for a glowing look.
Have some fun with the bold, rich colors of fall and winter, and experiment with some of the more dramatic tones for holiday parties and events. For a professional makeup application for that special occasion, or for a makeup consultation and lessons to see which shades and techniques are perfect for you, make an appointment today at Utopia Salon & Day Spa. Our professional makeup artists will help you look and feel your best every day and for all your special occasions. Find us at 510 North East Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey or call at 856-794-9200 to schedule an appointment. Prefer to instantly schedule an appointment yourself? Download our mobile app for free at the iTunes Store, on Google Play, or on Amazon
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