I had every intention to start talking about spring trends in March, but the weather lately has me feeling we’re still firmly entrenched in winter!
So, instead of talking about the bright colors and light fabrics of spring, I’m going to focus on something you can use right now, whether you’re dealing with snow, ice or just cold, windy weather. For those of you in sunnier climates, just file these tips away for next winter.
While I’ve offered tips in the past on how to care for your hands or healthy steps to better skin, I wanted to highlight a few things to keep in mind to keep your makeup looking its best even as you brave the chill.
Foundation: When you are likely to go from warm building to the cold outdoors and back again, don’t opt for liquid foundation. Most liquid foundations don’t hold up well to the temperature changes. Instead, use a mineral powder foundation.
Concealer and bronzer: Pale, dry winter skin will take a bit more work with concealer and bronzer to cover blemishes that become more apparent in the colder weather and give your skin a warmer glow. Of course, if your skin is lighter in the winter months, you’ll want to go with a lighter bronzer than you use in summer.
Moisturizer: Dry skin cries out for moisturizer, but go for something light and quickly absorbed into the skin. Heavier creams may still be sitting there when you go to apply your makeup — save those for nighttime moisturizing.
Lips: Go for a moisturizing lipstick or lipgloss for a quick look that doesn’t look dry and uneven the way stains and some matte lipsticks can.
Color: Avoid pink and red, particularly if your skin is light in color or ruddy. The colors will make your face look even pinker if it becomes irritated by the wind and cold.
Mascara and eyeliner: Go for waterproof! When it comes to making your eye makeup run, there’s nothing worse than snowflakes, freezing rain or whatever miserable wet weather greets you when you walk out the door.
Finishing touches: If you find your makeup rubbing off onto your layers of scarves and hats, apply some pressed powder as a final step to keep the makeup on your face and off your clothes.
There are my makeup tips for this winter weather. Let’s hope I can bring you some spring makeup tips soon!