Jan 31, 2013

Makeup Video Tutorial : Tips for a Winter Look

Winter challenges our skin more than any other season. The biggest problem is that our skin will tend to be more dry in our hands, body and especially the face. I’m going to show you how to give your skin some extra attention that it deserves, even if you don't your dry skin will be a constant reminder!
  • The indoor heat along with the cold outdoor temperature makes your skin drier, no matter what your skin type is.
  • Learning proper products and techniques to ensure that you give your face the proper attention to avoid or at least minimize the problem.
Cleansers to suggest if you have
Dry skin: Use a facial serum or oil under a thicker-formula moisturizer.
Oily Skin: Use an oil-free serum and oil-free moisturizer.
Combination skin: Use oil-free products on the T‑zone and a thicker moisturizer on the cheeks, which get drier in the wintertime. (including almond, jojoba, or avocado oil) that don’t clog the pores.

If you have dry skin, you must avoid water as much as you can; take short showers, and wash your face with cleansing milk. Everyone should drink more water (or hot green tea) in the wintertime. Many times dry skin gets flakes on the eyelids and cheeks and around the lip area. The best way to get rid of them is to exfoliate the skin right after showering, when the skin is still soft. Always remember to apply moisturizer! This incudes your face and body.

* Tip* You can use the same method on superdry lips: exfoliate your lips and the skin around them with an exfoliating cream or lip scrub (many cosmetic manufacturers make lip spa products with scrubs and various kind of balms and sealing creams).

Use a humidifier to add moisture to your indoor space if you have to use drying central heating. Put one in your bedroom, and you will notice the difference in your skin in the morning, especially when using face serum and night cream. Your skin will be softer and moister.

Face / Base
Slightly richer foundations are better because there is more to cover on your skin in the        
winter (uneven areas on the nose, cheeks, and eyelids). 
·    You must use SPF/UVA/UVB protection all year round. The sun that reflects from the snow is as strong as the sun that reflects from water. So choose a day cream with at least SPF 15, or a foundation with SPF.
·    Powder is needed all over the face for oily skin. Those with combination and dry skin should use powder on the T‑area only to set the base. If your skin is dry and flaky, don’t use any base product, just a face oil and your protecting SPF 15 face cream
     Colour Choice
     Apply warmer pastel tones, if you  have fair skin its better to go a little bit deeper, for example, if you like baby pink lips and you have fair skin, go for a deeper pink lip.  Fair skin and pastel colours will make you look wash out.  Pastel colours look better on medium to tan skin
Eyes
·     Cream eyeshadows are good for the winter season
      Depending where you live, but if you’re in climates that snow and rain a lot during the winter time, use water-proof/water resistant eye liners and mascara to avoid any makeup disasters. If you wear regular mascara, going in and out of different temperatures will make your mascara run.
·     Waterproof cream liners are great because its more moisturizing and will stay in place.
·     Trick : use your waterproof mascara as a liner if you can't find your liner
Cheeks / Blush
·    Blush is a key item to the winter makeup look. It really gives some color to your skin and wakes up your whole face.
·     I like using creams or makeup stains because it gives my skin colour but it’s also moisturizing, The color of your blush is completely your own choice, again, if you have a cool-tone look, use pink. Warm tone, it can be peach, warm sand, or terracotta. The only colour I would leave out are bronzes ( orangy ). They really don’t look great in winter unless its for shading/contour. 
·    Lips
·    Cracked lips are the number one problem in winter. If your lips are superdry, skip lipsticks with matte finishes or lip stains, which can be very drying for the lips. Even before lip application, always remember to moisturize your lips with lip balm.
·     Make sure the balm has SPF and UVA/UVB protection.
·    Exfoliate your lips regularly throughout the cold months. That way you will get rid of the dry flakes on the surface of your lips. You can use your face exfoliator and gently in a circular motion remove and dead skin on your lips.
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Ever feel like your face is being bullied by the harsh winter air? I do! Learn my makeup tips for the winter time that will keep your skin healthy and vibrant while you sport the perfect look for the cold weather. Check out my Make Up Tutorial


To use these makeup tips you will need:

• Face Cream: Neo Strata Face Cream Plus
• Foundation: Make Up Forever Face and Body #34
• Foundation Brush: Lise Watier
• Concealer: Nip and Fab Eye Fix Brightening Concealer
• Eyebrow Powder: Anastasia Brow Duo Brunette
• Primer: Benefit Stay Don't Stray
• Eyeshadow: Smashbox Shades of Fame Gold
• Eyeshadow: Smashbox Shades of Fame Bronze
• Liner: Maybelline Colossal Black Waterproof
• Blush: Lisa Watier Sauvignon
• Pressed Power: MAC Select Sheer NC 25
• Powder Brush: MAC #150
• Lip Balm: Khiels Lip Balm
• Lip Shine: Annabelle Breathe

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