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Winter changes things. Dry skin, chapped lips, pale washed out complexion – you need to adjust your cosmetics to this harsher light and inclement weather. Here’s some tips, thanks to Prevention.
Fix your foundation
By this time of year, any remnant of summer color is gone, so your skin is lighter. Also, daylight is dimmer, so skin seems duller. To counteract the problem, choose a base at least one shade lighter than you’d wear in other seasons. And opt for a hydrating formula that contains moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin or sodium hyaluronate because skin tends to be drier, too.
Disguise dark circles
Winter colds can exacerbate puffiness and undereye shadows. And as we grow older, the skin around our eyes becomes thinner, making these problems more noticeable. To fix, after putting on foundation, dab on a yellow-based cover-up one shade lighter than your base. Apply as close to the lash line as possible, blending from the outside edge of the eye socket to the side of your nose (which helps hide the tinge cast by your eyes).
Perk up pale cheeks
To brighten a winter washed-out face, bring back your bronzer. The reddish brown tones help counteract the ruddiness brought on by colder air. However, don’t go more than two shades darker than your skin tone or you’ll look muddy. Using a large blush brush, tap areas of your face that naturally pick up color from the sun: your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. For a greater glow, add a touch of pink blush to the tops of your cheekbones.
Winterise your eyes
Fierce, frigid winds, not to mention the common cold, can cause your eyes to tear, resulting in runny shadow and mascara. For staying power, prime lids with face powder to absorb any excess oil, which can cause makeup to smudge. And be sure to use long-lasting formulas that are designed to work all day without creasing or fading.
Carita Haute Beaute Teint Radiance Smoothing Complexion Perfector – Naturel 30ml + 1.5g is the perfect winter concealer. This protective fluid concealer is formulated with oxygen complex & micro-proteins for anti-free radical properties. This helps protect skin cells from external aggressions & promote their oxygenation. It contains plumping active ingredients that transparently fill in wrinkles.
- Instantly covers dark circles, dark spots, red patches & signs of fatigue.
- Enables skin to breathe all day long.
- Shields against harmful UV rays with SPF 15.
- Creates an even, fresh, smooth, flawless & naturally radiant complexion.