When it comes to embracing wintertime, why not give yourself a great new makeover? Every season is an opportunity to see yourself in a new light. Indeed, the beginning of the winter season is a great time to prepare yourself for a new cleansing regimen, softer shades of color, and a new haircut to better welcome the months ahead. These makeover tips will help you become more beautiful from the inside out.
Using a good moisturizer is essential in the wintertime. Not only is the climate colder, but the dry air can be harsh on skin and sap it of necessary nutrients. Regardless of whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or combination, it's a good idea to invest in a winter-specific moisturizer to combat the weather. When you take care of your skin, it takes care of you. You'll look fresher and brighter, which will improve your looks even before you put on makeup.
In addition, since moisture is easily lost in the wintertime, make sure to be constantly replenishing your body's liquids. This is key to maintaining supple, smooth skin and lush, vibrant hair year round. Maintaining a steady water-drinking regimen throughout the day is a great way to keep yourself healthy and refreshed.
Conditioning becomes essential with so much humidity sapped from the air, otherwise your hair will quick become dull and lusterless, with less body and bounce. Investing in a nutritious daily deep conditioner or conditioning mask is a great way to keep hair healthy, shiny, and silky.
Chapped lips are every woman's issue in the winter. Keep yours kissable by investing in a rich, emollient lip balm such as Burt's Bees. Rather than petroleum, which dries out lips further, look for all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, or palm oil, all of which are incredibly moisturizing and nutritious. Your lips will thank you.
There are several routes to try when it comes to revamping your everyday eye routine. Winter is a great time to try out pastel hues or metallic shades to complement the atmosphere outside. Not only does a little shimmer on the eyes refract light and brighten your eye, but it also makes you look fresher than a harshly outlined smokey eye. Sweep a pastel shade over your lids for an instant uplift. Try colors such as sheer white, icy blue, pastel pink, gold, copper, or bronze for a seriously sexy look. The Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Shining Star provides three metallic shades for highlighting, contouring, and lining.
Or, for a lighter look, simply smooth on Maybelline New York Shadow Stylist in Elegant Pearl or Mini Bourjois Eye Shadow #45 Silver Shimmer. Need a little definition? Try lining your eyes in a deep brown, navy blue, bronze, or even a loose shadow to give them some pop while letting the overall shadow shine. Mascara colors for this season include eggplant and deep brown, especially for the winter months. Sophisticated yet playful, they'll add a subtle pop of color to your overall look.
Winter is the perfect time for a soft blush, as everyone's feeling a little pale. Because your complexion might have lightened up, it's important that you switch to a new blush that reflects this color transition. Winter is a great time to explore sweet, soft pinks and corals rather than bronzers or shocking hues on your cheeks. Aim for a light dusting along the cheekbone. When your eyes are the center of attention, you don't want your cheeks to compete. Opt for shades like Benefit's Cheekies Cream Blush in "Gotta Crush on You". This great cream blush gives you a gentle glow and lightly flushed look that complements every skin tone. Use sparingly.
There are two highly recommended routes to explore when it comes to lip color this winter. The first is a perfect complement to the pale, pearly eyeshadow shades mentioned earlier. Try a nourishing lip gloss for a with a little sparkle. DuWop's Lip Venom in Pink Shimmer is a classic beauty secret that will give you flush, fuller lips along with just the right amount of sexy sparkle. Filled with plenty of essential oils that heal chapped lips, the secret ingredient of cinnamon also plumps them. Colored lip balms are another way to go in the winter, as they continually keep you moisturized. Try Kiehl's popular Black Cherry, perfect for the winter, with a just-bitten stain.
If you decide on a metallic look, keep it simple and sophisticated on your lips with a classic berry-stained finish. Opt for Stila's "Ava" hue from the Colour Voyage collection, a sheer cranberry that is both natural and naughty at once. Ultima's Spice Up is another elegant option with a hint of complementary red color to perfectly suit your sheer metallic makeover.