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How to Do Makeup for Winter

It's going to be cold for a while, but you can still look hot. Consider the ways you can brighten your face and distract yourself from the doldrums of a long winter.


  • Step 1: Put on moisturizer Use an oil-based moisturizer, rather than mineral-based, before applying your makeup. Minerals can dry skin and offer little protection against cold and low humidity. Look for moisturizer that provides essential vitamins that can rejuvenate the skin.
  • TIP: Put on sunscreen to further protect yourself if you are going to be out in the sun a lot. The sun can still burn when it reflects off snow.
  • Step 2: Build the foundation Smooth on a foundation primer before your foundation, which will make it last longer without fading. Light foundation in winter works well with all skin types. Then apply a moisturizing foundation to further combat the effects of dry winter weather.
  • Step 3: Counteract winter effects Counteract winter's effects on under-eye circles by working in concealer a shade or two lighter than your skin tone under each eye.
  • TIP: Lip gloss tends to stay on longer than plain lip balm.
  • Step 4: Go for neutral shades In general, opt for neutral shades of winter makeup. Choose light browns, grays, and pinks, and matte eye shadows in gray and brown.
  • FACT: American women, influenced by Hollywood, began using suntanning powders after 1920.

You Will Need

  • Oil-based moisturizer
  • Foundation primer
  • Foundation
  • Eye shadow
  • Concealer
  • Lip gloss
  • Sunscreen (optional)

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