As the seasons change, so do our wardrobes. So why should our beauty routines be treated any differently? And now's the time to really get cracking on transitioning our summer/fall products into something more able to withstand and soothe away winter's harsh climes. For example, instead of keeping skin cool and enhancing our natural glow, we’re now fighting against dryness and adding more bold colors into the mix to brighten up our looks. Read on for six essential tips to on how to update your regimen for the cold weather.
1. Perfect Your Complexion With A Moisturizing Foundation
Give skin an extra boost of hydration without adding another step to your morning routine with a moisturizing foundation. A quenching formula will help prevent flakes and rough patches for a radiant, smooth finish.
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation, $48; nordstrom.com
2. Swap Bronzer for Cream Blush
Summer is long gone along with its glow, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through winter with a lifeless, colorless complexion. A few swipes of a rosy cream blush will add a natural, healthy flush to your cheeks for a more lively appearance.
Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed, $12; drugstore.com
3. Line Your Lids With A Gel eyeliner
During warm, humid months, eye pencils can become a downright mess—we usually prefer to stick to liquid waterproof liners then. But now that the temperatures have dipped, add a creamy gel liner back into your routine, which also won't tug at delicate undereye skin. Eyeko’s formula glides on smooth so drawing precise or bold lines is a breeze.
Eyeko Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner, $19; nordstrom.com
4. Retire Your Tinted Lip Balms And Stains
A bright lip in the height of summer can be tricky to pull off. There's the challenge of getting it to stay put, but also seriously rich and bold hues just brightens up winter in the merriest of ways. A vivid fuchsia provides a complementary contrast to winter’s dark wardrobe palette.
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Menace, $22; urbandecay.com
5. Slather On A Rich Moisturizer
Dry air and harsh winds cause skin to get extra parched and irritated during winter months. Swap the lightweight moisturizer that got you through summer, when skin is generally oilier, for a rich formula that offers extra hydration and repairs skin’s moisture barrier, which gets damaged from the season’s harsh environmental elements.
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream, $55; skyniceland.com
6. Swipe On A Shimmery Eyeshadow
Shorter days and less sunlight are the biggest instigators of the dull, lifeless skin we experience throughout winter. An easy way to look more alive during these dismal months is to set aside your matte eye shadows, and swipe a universally flattering, shimmery, champagne color across your lids.
Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Eyeshadow in RSVP, $20; ulta.com