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Your Daily Makeup Routine for Winter

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Your Daily Makeup Routine for Winter Your Daily Makeup Routine for Winter Your Daily Makeup Routine for Winter

When it comes to the frigid winter months, you probably already know that you’re supposed to transition your skin care routine in time with the change of seasons, maybe switching up your facial moisturizer to better protect your complexion from the dry air or adding in a bi-weekly face scrub to slough off dead skin. But what about your winter makeup routine? That should change too! Cold, dry air can make your foundation turn cakey and flaky, wind can cause your lips to become chapped, and snow can make your makeup look slip right off. Not anymore! With the right makeup routine and product arsenal, your winter beauty look will look great and last through the elements. Read on to learn about our best daily makeup routine for winter.

STEP 1: LAY THE FOUNDATION

Nobody likes the feeling of cakey foundation that ends up creasing by mid-afternoon. When it comes to choosing the right foundation for the cold winter months, and really any time of year, you want a formula that does it all: one that’s non-comedogenic (and won’t cause breakouts), looks natural, feels breathable on your skin, and lasts for the entire day. Lucky for you, we’ve got just the one! Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation. It’s lightweight, buildable, breathable, and it will last the entire day and night. What more could you ask for from a foundation? Oh yeah—it also comes in 30 different shades, so you can find the ideal match for your skin tone.

STEP 2: FILL IN YOUR EYEBROWS

Big, bold brows will never go out of style. After you’ve applied your base layer of foundation, it’s time to fill in your brows, and you’ll want to use eyebrow makeup that can stand up to whatever winter weather the day throws your way. The L'Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel is formulated with longwear polymers and creates a waterproof film that seals pigments onto brow hairs for natural-looking color that lasts for days. To use, apply the gel to sparse areas, then use the included angled brush to outline and define your brow shape and arches. Lastly, comb through your brows with the included spoolie to create a more natural look.

STEP 3: ADD SHAPE + DEFINITION

Now that you’ve got your base face makeup and full brows, it’s time to add a bit of color and definition to your face. We’re talking about blush and highlighter. Use cream highlighter and blush sticks for an easy-to-use duo. First, you’ll want to add some color onto your cheeks to create that cold-weather rosy glow. Using your blush stick, apply a single stroke onto each cheekbone then blend out with your fingertips. Next, it’s time to highlight. Grab your highlighting stick and apply a bit of product to the high points of your face: your brow bone, the tip of your nose, and the very tip-top of your cheekbone, above your blush. Blend once more and your cheeks should be looking picture perfect.

STEP 4: EYELINER

During the winter months, you’ll want to use an eyeliner that’s long-lasting and waterproof, and why not switch it up from your go-to black or brown shade with a gorgeous jewel tone? It’s festive for the season and will make your eyes pop! Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Aubergine or True Teal. Apply on your upper lash line and the inner rim of your waterline for a gorgeous, colorful look.

STEP 5: MASCARA

Once your eyelid and waterline are lined, reach for a waterproof mascara that will lengthen and extend your lashes. Use a formula that will give your lashes both volume and length for the perfect eye makeup look.

STEP 6: ADD SOME LIP COLOR

For a final pop of color on your pout, swipe on the L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Lip Ink—there are twelve head-turning shades to choose from, so you can coordinate your lip with whatever outfit you’re rocking for the day. The formula provides lips with a healthy, comfortable, and even dye of color, and with the included precision applicator, it’s a breeze to apply.

STEP 7: SET YOUR LOOK

Before you head out into the cold, you’ll want to make sure that all your hard makeup work won’t immediately go to waste! All of these formulas are amazingly long-lasting, but you’d be wise to add an extra layer of protection in the form of a makeup setting spray. The final step in your winter makeup routine should be spritzing on some of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. To use, shake the bottle well and hold it about eight to ten inches away from your face. Close your eyes and spray four to six times in X and T motions, avoiding your eyes.

Now that your makeup routine is up to par for the winter weather, maybe it’s time to review your cold-weather skin care regimen. Check out our article How to Transition Your Skin Care Routine from Fall to Winter for our best tips and tricks.