Although the long, fast-approaching stretch of cold weather may not feel welcoming to many, we at least have winter makeup looks to look forward to. In the spring and summer seasons, makeup is usually light and airy, but as the weather gets cooler, it needs to be more dramatic and feel more substantial – much like your favorite jacket.
In this blog, we will cover the winter looks that you absolutely need to give a shot this year.
Winter Makeup Looks to Try
1) Frosty Inner-Eye Corners
Put a dash of your favorite pastel color (we recommend baby blue) to the inner corners to make your usual cat-eye more interesting. Not only does it make your eyes look better, but it’s also a really convenient way to apply color that does not come across as intimidating.
For even more depth, line your eyes with a darker version of the color.
2) Luminous Winter Glow
This look is perfect for your upcoming holiday party. Some people might shy away from layering glitter shadows; however, you would be amazed at how easy it is to work with most liquid paints.
To get a similar look, you could start with a base of metallic green paint, add a layer of gold paint on top, and let it dry.
3) Golden Shimmer
Even though you might want to use cooler colors when it’s cold outside, a touch of golden shadow can serve as a beautiful reminder that warmer days are on the way.
You can complete the look with a pinky-nude lip, champagne highlighter, peach blush and, if you want, a large pearl necklace.
4) Dramatic Eyeliner
If you want to be a little more daring with your eyeliner, try pairing a smoky eye with a dramatic, dark black eyeliner. Even though it’s more interesting and dramatic, it is not necessarily harder to do.
For this look, you can use either a liquid liner or a pencil. Both look bold when paired with a black or dark brown eye shadow. All you have to do is use a small brush and the same dark eye shadow color you used on your lids, as this will help smoke the lower lash-line out.
5) Rosy Flush
If being out in the cold weather gives your cheeks a natural flush, you can exaggerate that look with a lot of pink blush to come across like the main character in a Christmas rom-com.
To make a “cold cheek” look real, you need a pink color with cool undertones.
6) Classic Smoke
A vintage smokey eye looks great with a little black dress (or a large black sweater). Using shimmer shadows on your lids and not under your eyes keeps things looking modern, as does not wearing much makeup anywhere else.
To sum up, the winter makeup looks discussed in this blog will help you create a bright, cheery, and radiant appearance.
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.