The holiday season has officially arrived and the temperatures are slowly but surely dropping. All the festive vibes may have you pondering how to look the part this season. You definitely don't want to look like Frosty or Rudolph, but this year's winter makeup trends do take some inspo from the legendary duo. Read on to learn how you can accomplish the best winter trends of the season!
1. Cold Girl Makeup: The Fresh-Faced Appeal
The 'Cold Girl' makeup look is all about that fresh, just-came-in-from-the-cold appearance. It's a play on natural beauty, with a focus on a rosy flush as if you’ve been frolicking in a winter wonderland. To achieve this look, start with a light-coverage foundation or tinted moisturizer to even out the skin tone while letting your natural complexion shine through. Then, use a cream blush in a rosy hue on the apples of your cheeks, across your nose, and a little on your forehead and chin for that cohesive, naturally flushed look. Finish with a swipe of clear gloss on the lips and a dab of highlighter on the cheekbones.
Photo by: Hosein Shirvani
2. Frosted Eyeshadow: Sparkle Like Snowflakes
Frosted eyeshadow captures the essence of winter's sparkle. This look is all about the shimmer and shine, reminiscent of a frosty morning. Start by applying a primer on your eyelids to ensure your eyeshadow stays put all day. Choose a frosted, shimmery eyeshadow palette that features silvers, light blues, and whites. Apply the lightest shade on the inner corners of your eyes and under the brow bone. Then, sweep a mid-tone shade across your eyelid and blend a darker shade into the crease for depth. Finish with a coat of volumizing mascara to make your eyes pop.
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3. Bold Red Lip: The Classic Winter Statement
A bold red lip is a timeless winter classic that never goes out of style. It’s the perfect way to make a statement on those gray winter days. The key to a perfect red lip is to start with smooth, exfoliated lips, so use a lip scrub before you begin. Outline your lips with a lip liner that matches your chosen shade of red to prevent the color from bleeding. Then, fill in your lips with a matte or satin red lipstick. For a precise finish, use a lip brush for application. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal – think flawless skin and a touch of mascara.
Photo by Bruno Ticianelli
4. Glazed Skin: The Dewy Dream
Winter weather can leave skin looking dull and dry. The glazed skin look is your antidote, offering a dewy, hydrated finish that glows like morning dew on leaves. To achieve this, start with a hydrating primer followed by a luminous foundation. Use a liquid highlighter on the high points of your face, like the cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of the nose. Set your T-zone with a light dusting of translucent powder to avoid looking oily. Lastly, spritz a hydrating SPF mist over your face to set the makeup and add an extra layer of dewiness.
Photo by: Harry Dona
5. Graphic Eyeliner: Edgy Lines for Wintry Nights
Graphic eyeliner is for those who love a little drama. This look is about getting creative with your liner for a bold, edgy effect. You can go for sharp wings, double lines, or even abstract shapes. Use a waterproof gel or liquid liner for precision and longevity. Start with the classic winged liner, then add your graphic element above the crease, following the shape of your eye. Keep the rest of the makeup neutral to let your eyes be the star of the show.
Photo by: Vince Mariel Conlu
A Winter Wonderland of Makeup
These five winter makeup looks provide a variety of styles to play with during the chilly season. Each look offers a unique way to celebrate winter’s beauty. Remember, makeup is an art form and your skin is your canvas. It's important to always start with a proper winter skincare regimen (sunscreen included), your makeup will go on smoother and more luminous. Once your makeup is complete, finish the look with a misting of our award-winning SPF facial mist to set your makeup. Experiment, have fun, and let your personal style shine through. With these tips, you’re ready to face the winter with a makeup look that’s as cool as ice!