Winter Makeup

Skin care routine and cosmetics for winters need to undergo a heavy makeover for the chilly cold season. You need to look more glamorous and more polished during the season. Matte understated shades such as coffee, chocolate and smoky shades for eyes and berry tones for lips and cheeks replace the fresh summer face. Gloss is in again and so are our beloved fruity and spicy tones of cosmetics. Velvety shades are the way to go for a winter woman. Here are some tips you can use this Christmas season:

* A bit of sheen on eyes can be used too for a change, if you are using nude shades; while on lips, it can help your lips to look more voluptuous.
* Either your moisturizer or your foundation should have broad-spectrum sun protection factor to block UV sunrays that do not leave our skin alone even for winters. Matt finish foundation is better for winders.
* For fragrance, stick to essence of essential oils, spices and other natural aromas.
* If you want to sport long eyelashes, you may try fake individual eyelashes that can be applied using tweezers.
* Sheer layer of creamy blushers can boost up your subtle makeup.
* Smokey eyes look best in winters and you can use eye shadows in cinnamon and coffee shades for sultry effect.
* Though, normally black mascaras make a comeback every winter season, this time it is the shades of Aubergine that are a great hit for the purple tint that matches your colored locks. A dark brown shade of waterproof mascara is a multipurpose product too.
* Tinted lip balms in honey, blackberry and red currant tones look great too in winters.
* Tinted powder with a slight shimmer is great for winters.
* Use ample amount of skin-priming moisturizers, especially meant for winters, on your face that may have properties to exfoliate gently and lower concentration of alpha hydroxy acids. Night cream should be heavy for winters.