Winter make-up fixes
Make adjustments to your beauty regime to get the best results against the cold.
Very few women can go without changing their foundation from one season to the next. Our skin will go a little duller and lighter with less exposure to sunlight. You’ll need a lighter foundation that will match your new skin tone, preferably one with hydrating properties to supplement the dry winter wind. The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops R320
The eye area is extremely sensitive and takes more strain during the cold winter, making you teary, which may cause your mascara and eyeshadow to run. To prevent this, wear an eyelid primer before applying foundation, then go over the area again with a setting powder to soak up excess oil. To combat a messy mascara situation wear a waterproof mascara to avoid smudging.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion R300
Take a different approach to highlighting in winter: look at achieving a subtle glow instead of a glossy summertime shine. Layer the glow, use a creamy formula first (a creamy blush also works to add warmth) because it won’t dry the skin. Then go over it with a baked powder highlighter to set and enhance the effect. Maybelline Master Chrome
Highlighting Powder R273,33
Erase the notion that waterproof make-up should only be used in the sweltering summer heat. It’s a beauty myth as winter comes with moisture of its own. Winter rains and mist will wreak havoc on a face. Do yourself a favour and invest in a waterproof make-up arsenal. Get everything, from eyeliners to mascara and liquid liners. Lancôme Hypnôse Waterproof Mascara R500
CREAMS VS POWDERS
Winter means dry, ashy and itchy skin and who wants that? Cream eye shadows and blushes are your winter must-haves because they not only last longer, but also don’t settle into the creases, instead they make the skin look dewy and fresh.
Clarins Blush Crème R348,04