Just like we have to change the kind of clothes we wear each season, we should also change the way we take care of our skin and do our makeup. Not only are the temperatures dropping, but the sun is different, and sticking to your summer makeup routine is just ridiculous. Take a look at the most popular winter beauty trends and adjust your routine so that the transition is as flawless as your skin.
Kiss from a rose
It looks like the season before us will leave us all flushed – it’s all about rose and lavender blushes, lipsticks, and eyeshadows for us girls. A bit of blush added expertly to cheeks can give your skin that perfect, natural glow which will make you look like you’ve just stepped inside after spending the morning outside. You can also try combining that rose-like blush of your cheeks with something similar for the eyes and lips too. Delicately apply a soft shade of pink and make sure that the look you end up with is rose-kissed and not ‘frozen to the core’.
Notice my nails
It doesn’t matter if your nails are short or long, if you love your natural nails or you’re in love with acrylic ones, this winter you will be able to go as colour-crazy as you want. It’s been a while since statement manicure has drawn so much attention, but this time you will be able to express your love for bold designs and bright colours without having to worry whether or not you’re following trends. Checkerboard nails, long claws studded with crystals or accessorized with chainmail, opaque metallic polishes or colour blocking nail art – any style you choose will be fine as long as your nails are manicured and neat.
There is something hypnotic about those perfect matte lipsticks that made us fall in love with them. However, the constant need to reapply and worrying whether or not it smudged after you’ve taken a sip of your drink made us grow tired of it as well. Luckily for us, it seems like runway models have been wearing lipstick that makeup artists have been smudging with much care. Messed-up pouts with smeared lipstick will give you that adorable ‘I just kissed someone’ look.
Cold air and winds make this season particularly harsh on our skin. They can make it look dry, flaky, and dull. This is why a lot of girls love using hydrating sheet masks during winter – they even out your skin tone and if you pick a mask with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, it will smooth out those fine lines around your eyes and mouth. It might also be a good idea to avoid using powders in areas where you notice you have more lines, as powder can pile up in those fine creases and make them more prominent.
Over the past few seasons, makeup artists working for famous designers and celebrities have been working hard on creating that natural look that makes it appear as if you’re not actually wearing any makeup. The emphasis is on glowing skin, but this winter there is more than just healthy skin in focus. It’s not just about that “raw” look, it’s rather something that can be described as “groomed minimalism” – finishing touches that make all the difference. A brightening skin primer mixed with foundation, curled lashes underneath impeccably groomed brows, and a bit of shimmery highlighter on the cheekbones and Cupid’s bow make this look special.
One thing is certain: trends come and go, and they change rapidly which is why it’s virtually impossible to follow every single one of them. You don’t have to blindly follow makeup experts’ tips and advice; instead, try to find the middle ground and use new trends as guidelines rather than strict rules. After all, this approach will allow you to better express yourself and stay true to your style.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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