MAKE YOUR MAKE-UP WORK
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.
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.