A quick check at our reflections in the mirror in wintry February, may cause some of us to take pause: chapped lips, dry dull hair, sallow complexion. Basically, an overall look of mid-winter blah! Here are some ideas from juju‘s Makeup artist Adrian Novak, that can take your face from frosty to fresh in just minutes.
Stay Hydrated! – Winter is beautiful but it can dry out your skin. Make sure you’re drinking enough water and regularly using moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated and soft.
Get the Red Out! – Counteract the pink patchiness that winter sometimes brings with a green tinted primer. The primer preps your skin for smooth foundation coverage and green cancels out red to even your tone.
The More the Merrier! – Stick to hydrating liquid or cream foundations. Same goes for blushes and bronzers. They offer an extra boost of moisture to keep your skin happy throughout the day.
Sugar Kisses! – Rub a small amount of coconut oil over your lips. Take a pinch of brown sugar and gently massage into your lips with circular motions. An easy (and delicious!) way to exfoliate and soften that sweet pout.
Shine On! – Top off a soft neutral eyeshadow with a small pop of shimmery gold, silver or copper in the inner corners of your eyes. Pair this look with some clear lip gloss for instant face brightening!
Get Glowing! – Gently dab a liquid or cream highlighter along the tops of your cheekbones, just under your eyes. Blend out the edges to add dimension and glow to your look.
Big Girls Don’t Cry! – Except when the cold winter wind blows in my face – then I cry like a baby! Be sure to use waterproof mascara and eyeliner to avoid teary-eyed messes.
Ready! SET! Go! – Add staying power and avoid smudges on your scarves by setting your makeup with light layer of translucent powder.