Despite the fact that we've yet to experience our first snowfall, you should have already starting to transition from fall to winter – especially in the beauty department. Here at Get The Look, we've already prepped you for transitioning your wardrobe and skin care routine from fall to winter, and now, it's time to start thinking about how you can transition your makeup, as well.
Complexion-evening products should be the first thing on your list to be updated, as skin tones tend to lighten around the time the clock turns back. But moving from a dark concealer to a lighter shade of beige is only the first step in winterizing your beauty routine. Read on for the top 5 tips for getting your makeup bag ready for the new season!
WINTER BEAUTY: HOW TO PREP YOUR MAKEUP BAG
ADJUST COVERAGE COLOUR AND ADD HYDRATION
When temperatures drop in the winter, our skin tone tends to lighten up, which means it's time to lighten up our coverage. When trying out new shades of concealer and foundation for winter, you'll need to swatch the product along your chin in natural light for the best shade-matching results. And because we'll be indoors more than out, where the heating tends to be much dryer than usual, we'll need to focus more on foundations and concealers with moisturizing features.
ADD A COLOUR CORRECTOR
To even out skin tone in the winter, use colour correctors, like green to neutralize redness – around the nose, on a pimple, and even on the outer corners of the eyes. A peach shade will neutralize dark circles and also brighten up medium complexions under foundation.
LIGHTEN UP YOUR BRONZER
You can still wear bronzer to add warmth to your skin in the winter, but instead, opt for a liquid bronzer rather than a powder – and mix it with a moisturizer to cut down the pigmentation. This way, you get a bit of a sun-kissed glow, but not too much depth. Just dab the formula onto the top of the cheeks, the bridge of your nose, and the cupid's bow of lips to mimic warmth, without looking too orange-y.
OPT FOR RED LIPSTICK WITH BLUE UNDERTONES
Deep aubergines and blue-based crimsons rather than brighter, orange-tinged shades of scarlet – tend to look great during the winter months. When wearing these kind of statement lipsticks keep eyes neutral. Think beige palettes, taupes and rose-gold shimmers.
JEWEL-TONED EYE MAKEUP
If you're more of an eye makeup fanatic, play up smoky eggplant shadows or glittery navy eyeliner. Jewel-toned makeup is a good option for lending impact during the cooler months.