Hi ladies! It’s Lindsey Regan Thorne over here – proud Co-Founder of Swan Beauty! I’m sharing a few of my winter makeup tips that I use in my everyday life and also when I’m prepping clients skin for their special occasion.
WINTER MAKEUP TIPS
Go overboard and moisturize your skin before foundation and allow it to dry into the layers of your skin before applying a foundation, and don’t forget your SPF! Skin that is moisturized really well will completely change the look of foundation in the dry, cold, winter air.
I always suggest incorporating a primer with hydration or a luminous glow anything that helps combat this winter, dry, cracky skin look! I say this all.the.time – primers are the most underutilized products on the market, but the product that will make one of the biggest differences! It’s also a product that I go through the most in both my personal and professional makeup kits.
I still love a full coverage foundation and it works for me because of how I prep my skin, however I always apply with a damp makeup sponge, which helps to absorb a little bit of the dense pigmentation. If you prefer a lighter coverage foundation, I would suggest a tinted moisturizer or a CC cream, which will help color correct any redness from the harsh, cold conditions.
Play up your cheeks with blush and highlighter. I always add a touch of bronzer too! A touch of highlighter will lock in that summertime glow!
Keep waterproof mascara in your makeup bag if you live in an area with snowy conditions. This will help, so you’re mascara doesn’t run or smudge while walking to and from your car (or wherever) during flurries.
You can’t go wrong with your eyes… mattes or shimmery shadows look great all year round! Using a touch of shimmer through will add a luminous glow to your eyes! Plus, we’re all in masks these days… draw attention to those gorgeous lashes!
Use moisturizing lipsticks and glosses. If you’re more of a matte, long-wear lipstick lover, I know there are several brands they will give you long-lasting color and lock in hydration too!
MIST YOUR FACE! Find a face mist you love and spritz! A setting spray or will add hydration and will break up that cakey makeup look! Also, purchase a travel size face mist and keep it in your purse for touch-ups. Sometimes all you need is a fresh mist and some gloss to bring your makeup back to life!