Make-up tips for winters

Yes, we love the winter. It’s fun, it’s romantic and it’s a great time to party. There are just a few things you need to keep in mind when you dress up in winters. You see, during this time, your skin tends to dry out, your lips chap and your hair seems to lose its lustre. So, you need to take extra care of yourself in winter, and also tweak your make-up routine.

Here’s what you need to do.

Double up on the moisturizer.

In winter, your face is more likely to get dry and flaky. You need to double up on the moisturizer. In summer, you can get away with using a day cream, but it is best to use a light moisturizer even in the day in winters. Go for an oil-based moisturizer. It will act like a shield that will prevent your skin from drying out.

Don’t forget the sunscreen

People often make the mistake of assuming that they don’t need a sunscreen in winters as they assume since it is not hot, the sun won’t do much damage to their skin. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays are as harmful in the winter as they are in the summer. So, don’t forget to use a sunscreen, no matter whether the sun is out or not.


Stick to a light foundation

Just because you will not sweat much in the winter, it does not mean you can add layers of foundation to your face. Stick to a light matt foundation, or some tinted powder with a slight shimmer on your skin if you are going out for an evening party. Depending on your skin colour, opt for a sheer layer of creamy blush in pinks (fair skin), corals (wheatish) or browns (dark skin).

Smokey eyes are a must

Winter is the perfect season for the smokey eye look. Go crazy with your eye make-up, as it won’t smudge as easily as it could in the summer. Smokey eyes will complement your winter ensembles very well, and give you a smouldering look.

Keep the lip balm handy

The one thing that is absolutely essential in the winter is your lip balm. The best make-up tricks will fail to light you up if you have chapped, dry lips. And no, lipstick will not cover up flaky lips. Make sure that you keep your lips in prime condition. Massage them gently with warm almond oil two to three times a week and apply lip balm as often as necessary all day long. If you are out for a party, it is better to keep a nourishing lip balm with you and avoid shiny lip gloss, as it might dry the lips.

Go ahead, enjoy the winter!


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