No. 1 Magazine - - BEAUTY REFRESH -

Ban­ish dark cir­cles

Any ex­ist­ing dark cir­cles can ap­pear more ob­vi­ous on win­ter skin, es­pe­cially as skin may be paler than usual. In or­der to com­bat this, seek a sooth­ing mois­turiser that con­tains caf­feine and chamomile as these in­gre­di­ents will help to brighten dark cir­cles.

Colour cor­rec­tion

Red, blotchy skin is just one of win­ter’s many un­for­tu­nate side ef­fects. How­ever, a colour cor­rect­ing con­cealer can help to even out your com­plex­ion. For best re­sults, take care to blend the con­cealer well and then add a layer of nat­u­ral coloured foun­da­tion over the top.

• A green con­cealer will help to cover up any red­ness and neu­tralise any spots or dis­coloura­tion. In or­der to find the cor­rect in­ten­sity of green that is right for you, it will de­pend on your skin shade and tone; whether it is warm or cold. Opt for a mint green for paler skin tones and a darker green for darker shades.

• An or­ange con­cealer is per­fect for those with a darker skin tone to cover up any dark un­der-eye cir­cles. The colour also adds a warm hue and a healthy glow to dull, win­ter skin.

• Pink and yel­low colours are great for fair skin tones for com­bat­ing dark cir­cles un­der your eyes or cov­er­ing up shad­ows around the mouth. Opt for pink if you have warm un­der­tones and yel­low if you have cool un­der­tones.

Glow in the win­ter

High­lighter isn’t just for a sum­mer glow; it can be added to your make-up rou­tine in win­ter too. Opt for a liq­uid con­sis­tency (as pow­der can be dry­ing on de­hy­drated skin) and ap­ply dots down the nose, across cheek­bones and the fore­head. Next, blend in with fin­ger­tips to give a lovely light shim­mer.

Brighten the skin

Since skin is drier than nor­mal in win­ter, make sure you’re us­ing a foun­da­tion that hy­drates the skin rather than a heavy weight or pow­der for­mula as these can be dry­ing. For a flaw­less fin­ish, look for a foun­da­tion that is tai­lored specif­i­cally for de­hy­drated skin as this will mir­ror skin’s tex­ture and give a seam­less fin­ish, in­stead of ac­cen­tu­at­ing any sea­sonal-in­duced dry patches.

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