Welcome, beauty enthusiasts! As we embrace the deep winter season, it’s time to explore the captivating world of winter makeup trends. This season is not just about keeping warm; it’s about showcasing your style with boldness and sophistication. Winter’s unique beauty landscape offers a canvas for experimenting with rich colors, luminous shimmers, and dramatic eye looks. In this blog, we’ll dive into the top makeup trends that are perfect for deep winter. Whether you’re a makeup novice or a seasoned pro, these trends will inspire you to glam up your look and shine even on the coldest days.
Embracing Rich, Bold Colors
Winter is the season to be daring with your color choices. This deep winter, we’re seeing a shift towards rich, bold colors that make a statement. Plum and deep red shades are especially popular, bringing a touch of warmth and sophistication to your look. Eye makeup in shades of forest green or midnight blue can add an unexpected pop of color, perfect for those festive occasions or just to brighten up a grey day.
When incorporating these colors into your makeup routine, consider using them as statement pieces. A plum eyeshadow can be the focal point of your look, paired with more neutral tones to balance it out. Similarly, a bold, deep red lip can be your standout feature, complemented by subtle eye makeup. This approach ensures that your makeup is striking without being overwhelming.
For those looking to experiment, the ‘Winter Glam’ eyeshadow palette from Lush Colors offers a range of deep, pigmented shades that are perfect for creating a variety of looks. For lips, the ‘Classic Reds’ collection from Luxe Lips provides long-lasting, moisturizing lipsticks in shades that flatter all skin tones.
The Magic of Shimmer and Glow
The dreariness of winter weather shouldn’t dim your sparkle. In fact, it’s the perfect time to embrace shimmers and highlighters. Adding a bit of shimmer to your look can instantly lift your spirits and brighten your face. But remember, the key to wearing shimmer is moderation and strategic placement.
Highlighters should be applied to areas where the light naturally hits your face – like the cheekbones, brow bone, and the bridge of the nose. This will give you a radiant, healthy-looking glow that’s subtle yet effective. For those with oily skin, be cautious with where you apply shimmer to avoid looking too shiny.
One of my favorite products for a winter glow is the ‘Moonlit Highlighter’ from Glow Goddess. Its range includes shades suitable for all skin tones, providing a natural, luminous finish. For a touch of sparkle on your eyes, the ‘Frosty Shimmer’ eyeshadow palette by Starlight Beauty has a selection of wearable shimmers that can brighten any eye look.
Dramatic Eyes Are In
This season, dramatic eyes are making a huge comeback. The deep winter calls for eye makeup that’s bold and makes a statement. Smoky eyes, winged eyeliner, and voluminous lashes are all in vogue. But this year, we’re adding a winter twist with metallic and icy tones like silver, gunmetal, and frosty blue.
Creating a smoky eye doesn’t have to be intimidating. Start with a lighter shade as your base, gradually building up to darker tones. Adding a touch of metallic eyeshadow in the center of the lid can add dimension and a festive touch. Don’t forget to blend – the key to a perfect smoky eye is seamless blending of colors.
In terms of products, the ‘Midnight Smoke’ eyeshadow palette from EyeConic is my go-to for creating stunning smoky eyes. It offers a range of pigmented matte and shimmer shades that are perfect for winter. Pair your smoky eye with the ‘Stay-Put’ waterproof mascara from the same brand to ensure your lashes stay voluminous and smudge-free, even in the most challenging winter weather.
Skin Care as the Foundation
In the heart of deep winter, our skin demands extra attention. The cold, harsh weather can strip your skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness and a less-than-ideal base for makeup application. This is why incorporating a nourishing skincare routine is crucial for achieving a flawless makeup look.
Start with a hydrating cleanser that gently removes impurities without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Follow up with a rich moisturizer tailored to your skin type. For those with particularly dry skin, incorporating a hydrating serum or face oil can provide an extra layer of moisture.
When it comes to foundation, choose formulas that offer hydration and a dewy finish. The ‘HydraSmooth’ foundation from SkinLove is an excellent choice, offering medium to full coverage while keeping your skin moisturized throughout the day. For concealing blemishes and under-eye circles, the ‘Conceal & Protect’ concealer by Flawless Finish not only covers imperfections but also contains skin-loving ingredients to improve skin health.
Bold Lips to Match Bold Weather
Winter is the time to make a statement with your lips. This season’s trends lean towards bold, rich colors like berry, burgundy, and deep purple. These shades not only complement the overall deep winter aesthetic but also add a touch of glamour to any look.
When wearing bold lip colors, preparation is key. Start by exfoliating your lips to remove any flakiness, then follow with a nourishing lip balm. For a precise application, outline your lips with a matching lip liner before filling in with your lipstick of choice. The ‘Eternal Matte’ range from ColorStay offers a selection of vibrant, long-lasting shades that are perfect for winter.
Don’t forget about maintenance. Keep a small lip brush and your lipstick handy for touch-ups throughout the day, especially after meals. For an extra layer of moisture, apply a thin layer of clear lip gloss over your lipstick.
Setting It All in Place
The final step in your deep winter makeup routine is setting everything in place. Given the fluctuating indoor and outdoor temperatures, a good setting spray or powder is essential to ensure your makeup stays put.
For those who prefer a dewy finish, the ‘All-Day Mist’ setting spray from Lasting Impression is a great choice. It helps to meld your makeup together, giving a seamless finish while extending its wear. If you lean towards a matte look, the ‘Invisible Hold’ setting powder from Matte Magic effectively locks makeup in place and controls shine throughout the day.
Deep winter brings with it the opportunity to experiment with bold, rich makeup trends. From embracing a palette of deep, warm colors to ensuring your skin is well-cared for as the base of your makeup, there are many ways to enhance your beauty routine during this season. Remember, the key to great makeup is not just the products you use but also how you take care of your skin underneath. Embrace these trends, experiment with confidence, and most importantly, have fun with your makeup this winter season!