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Seasonal changes can call for a little altering in your daily makeup routine. The beauty of winterizing your makeup is that it can help get you in the spirit of winter months and revamp your entire look. Winter calls for bold hues that will brighten up even the coldest day.
Although summer and the warmer months are great times for light, mineral-based foundations, your skin may need more hydration in the winter. With cold air outside and heaters indoors, your skin has to put up with a lot throughout these months. Give it a boost with a foundation that deeply nourishes and hydrates your skin. Look for a one with a healthy dose of SPF of 30 or higher. Your skin may also need a foundation that is a shade lighter because of being indoors more.
No More Puffy Eyes
With cold and flu season, puffy eyes are common. Don't let puffy or dark circles underneath them stop you from presenting a bright, fresh face to the world on winter days. Simply apply a yellow-toned concealer under your eyes. Blend in with a concealer brush or your ring finger. Go a shade lighter than your foundation to brighten your eyes and make shadows a thing of the past.
A little bit of blush can go a long way when it comes to creating a healthy, bright complexion. Use a bronzer one to two shades darker than your complexion. Brush it on with a fluffy brush on the highest points of the face that would naturally be kissed by the sun, such as your forehead, nose and cheekbones. Dab a bit of cream blush in a perky coral or pink shade on the apples of your cheeks for an instant perk-up remedy.
Lip and Eye Spackle
Keep your lips looking spectacular all winter long by gently exfoliating with a toothbrush or washcloth before applying your lipstick. Switch out matte lipsticks for creamy ones during the winter so your lips can stay quenched. Cold winter air can take a toll on your eyes, especially if they are sensitive. Use an eye primer before applying eye shadow to help keep makeup intact. Winter is the perfect time for rich, jewel tones so pull out rich red and rose lipsticks.