Dull Skin Syndrome – We’d like to show off our natural beauty in the winter time, to be like a statuesque, rosy-cheeked young lady. But in winter, we look more like the man from “The Scream” painting. Why does the skin look dull, what mistakes we make, how to look bright even in winter and not be afraid to wear your favorite arrows in the snowfall?

Not Preparing the Face for Makeup Application

Apply powder immediately on the bare face? Don’t commit such a crime. Let’s start with a thorough moisturizing and nourishing of the facial skin!

In winter time, you should choose rich textures of creams with vitamins, valuable oils (shea, jojoba, olive), niacinamide, and glycerin. And to avoid a dull complexion, use products with acids.

If the skin is poorly moisturized before applying the foundation, it will begin to take water from the foundation. Your skin will look drier and you’ll look older. We definitely don’t want that. Don’t ignore primer, as it will create an additional protective film from wind and cold and provide an even tone of the skin of the face.

Putting Off SPF Cream Until Next Summer

If in summer our main enemy is the sun, then in the cold season, UV rays are joined by the changing moods of the weather: rain, wind, snow, and frost. The decision to postpone SPF cream until next summer is not a good one.

UV rays attack us even on gloomy days, when you prefer to stay at home and play Sweet Bonanza instead of going out. But here the choice is yours, if you want young and beautiful skin, use a cream with SPF all year round. If you don’t want to add more products to your beauty routine, use SPF only when the UV index is greater than 2. This can be tracked in the weather forecast.

Using Foundation With a Tan Effect

Summer is gone, but you still have a dark foundation in your cosmetic bag. If you don’t tan in a solarium (or on the seas) all year long, your skin gets lighter by about 2 shades over the winter. The perfect solution is to have a foundation in two shades — darker and lighter. In the transitional fall period, you can mix them and get the perfect tone. An even easier option is to buy a BB cream. It can adjust to your skin tone, and you won’t look like you’re wearing a mask.

Here are the main tips for perfect tone:

  • No transition. Choose a foundation to match the skin color of the neck, it’s always lighter than the face. Then the transition between face and neck won’t be noticeable.
  • Hand touching. Warm up foundation in your hands and apply with your fingers, pressing lightly for a more even application.
  • To look younger. Apply light-colored foundation to the outer corner of the eye and concealer only to the inner corner of the eye, on the bruise. This way, the concealer won’t clump in the wrinkles near your eyes and you’ll look fresh!

Choosing Only Dark Shades in Lip and Eye Makeup

Summer is a riot of colors in clothes, but in winter it’s Black Friday all around — there are people in black down jackets, black hats, and black boots. It makes sense that in winter you want to wear darker clothes. Makeup is seeing the same trends. Do you think that bright arrows and shadows are inappropriate? Feel free to add color, we need to brighten up these gray days!

If you don’t like bright colors, take deep and noble, but not black, like wine, emerald, chocolate. Bright red lipstick will never be superfluous for lip makeup. It goes well with winter skin.

Applying Mascara on the Eyes Thickly

Let’s reveal a secret: few people know how to properly paint eyelashes. What do we usually do? We move the brush in the tube back and forth, apply 2 layers of mascara to the eyelashes. It seems that if we apply several dense layers of mascara, it will hold better.

As makeup artists do: curl the eyelashes with a curler, paint in 1 layer from the roots to the middle, wait a minute for the mascara to set and apply the second layer from the middle to the tips, slightly curling. The lower lashes are simply outlined without weighing them down.

And what else is important to do in winter? That’s right, choose a waterproof or water-resistant mascara. What is the difference? Waterproof resists all snow and winds, but it requires washing off with hydrophilic oil; moisture-resistant has the same resistance, but it’s washed off with a simple milk or foam with warm water.