Those of us who cannot head to a tropical resort to get a winter glow have to adjust our skincare and makeup routine to deal with the dry, cold, sharp air. If that is not enough, we also have to fend off the even harsher and dehydrating effects of our indoor heating systems.
Dry, flaky, and irritated skin seems to be a given during the cold – but, thankfully, makeup and cosmetics for all skin types can help conceal these not-so-pretty dermatological gifts bestowed upon us by the winter. Here are a few ways to keep your skin glowing even while getting slapped left, right, and center by the harsh winds.
Get the Glow: Winter Makeup Tips for a Glowing Skin
1) Moisturize, Then Moisturize Some More
Even though this is more of a skin-care tip, you should see it as part of your makeup routine since it helps you get a dewy, glowing complexion before you even consider putting on highlighter.
Make sure to spend plenty of time massaging your moisturizer into the skin to emphasize its natural glow. Use the moisturizer in abundance, and do not overlook your neck during application.
2) Avoid Excessive Powder
When you put powder on your face, it helps keep oil in control that you don’t want on your skin. During the summer, these oils may be annoying because our skin is already well-hydrated and doesn’t need any extra moisture.
But in the winter, when our skin is struggling with dryness, the natural oils it produces are vital to keeping the skin healthy and hydrated.
3) Change Your Primer
Instead of a conventional matte, we recommend switching to a luminous primer. The primer’s slight shimmer will help your skin look like it’s glowing from the inside out.
Besides the chilly winds to tend to, we will gladly accept any additional burst of glow we can receive. Other than that, the primer also adds a second layer of hydration.
4) Waterproof Makeup
The cold winds, sleet, ice, and snow can make your eye makeup melt away. This can make your eyes red and even give you an eye infection if enough of it builds up over the days that you apply eye makeup.
There is an easy way to fix this: waterproof mascara and eyeliner will help hold your makeup in the right places – even with the snow falling right on your eyelashes. Waterproof eye shadow is also very easily available.
5) Avoid Going Overboard With Makeup
Since the skin becomes considerably more sensitive during the colder months, we recommend using less makeup.
Stepping outside in the cold and wind will, by itself, add some natural color to the face. So, save your skin and your products by not using as much makeup as you usually do. Pay particular attention to your eyes during winter.
To sum up, we hope that these winter makeup tips will help you nullify the irritating, dehydrating skin effects of the cold weather. To buy skincare cosmetics online for winter, feel free to explore our entire range of products.
We’ve also launched the Khuraira Affiliate Program for exclusive makeup wardrobing services. Our makeup experts can visit you at home, or you can book your appointment at our flagship location in Tenafly to help you de-clutter your makeup stash and educate you about your skin so that you only buy the right makeup products.
Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.