The 5 Best Makeup Tips for Winter
“It’s only a few snowflakes,” they said. “You won’t even notice the wind,” they said. And yet, every day of winter, we walk outside with a fresh face of makeup only to become a windburned, chapped, streaky mess by the time we get to where we’re going. Here, five tips to keep your makeup exactly where you want it, all season long.
Use Primer to Set Foundation
Through freezing wind, flurrying snow and ice-cold sleet, our faces take the brunt of winter weather. One way to keep your foundation where it should be: Apply a coat of primer before doing your face, in order to set makeup and keep everything from budging.
Use Tubing Mascara to Avoid Raccoon Eyes
When you get hit hard by gusts of wind and sideways snow, you’ll need a mascara that’s not going to be halfway down your cheeks by the time you reach the front door. Enter: tubing mascara. Instead of containing oils or waxy pigments, this type uses special polymers that wrap around each lash and bind tightly all day long.
Use a Color-Correcting Concealer on Red Spots
From October to February, double up on color-correcting concealer on the tip of your nose or corners of your mouth (or any other area that tends to turn bright pink). May we recommend a green-tinted one to help offset redness?
Urban Decay ($35)
Use a Super-Hydrating Lip Balm
Dry, cracked lips don’t have to be a seasonal staple, thanks to emollient-rich balms that protect your pout from windburn and dry air. This moisture-rich version can be worn underneath your everyday lipstick for an added watertight barrier, or as a topcoat to add a bit of sheen to your favorite color.
Re-Hydrate Skin with a Sheet Mask
After spending a day (or even just a couple hours) in the brutally dry winter air or skin-parching central heat, your face will be thirsting. Moisten that baby back up with a soothing face mask at least once a week.