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Beat the Winter Blues with These 5 Makeup Ideas

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Beat the Winter Blues with These 5 Makeup Ideas Beat the Winter Blues with These 5 Makeup Ideas Beat the Winter Blues with These 5 Makeup Ideas

Winter can do a number on your mood—yep, the winter blues are real. But just because the days are short and the temperatures are low doesn’t mean you can’t take a look on the bright side. Well, at least when it comes to your makeup, that is! Perk up your face, eyes, and lips with these colorful winter makeup looks, including shiny plum lipstick and an electric blue cat eye.

WINTER MAKEUP IDEA #1: SNOW GLOBE COMPLEXION

It’s time to shimmer and shine with the help of a little highlighter. Add a touch of glow to your skin with a luminous lotion or powder. You can use highlighter all over your face for major pizzazz or just on targeted areas to highlight certain features. We’re partial to the following makeup tutorial.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Start with your skin care routine

Glowing skin starts with your skin care routine. Use a clay facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, then follow up with a charcoal mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask. Finally, finish with the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin. For a dewy glow, finishing off with a facial moisturizer is crucial, so never leave out that last step!

Step 2: Prime your face

Next up: Primer. Smooth the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer all over your skin.

Step 3: Apply foundation

Use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to dab on a radiant finish foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation.

Step 4: Conceal imperfections

Have dark circles under your eyes? A blemish you’d like to gloss over? Use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer to disguise and brighten.

Step 5: Add highlighter

It’s snow globe time! Apply a thin layer of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer all over your face.

Step 6: Set your makeup look

Give your face a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to help lock your makeup look in place.

WINTER MAKEUP IDEA #2: GLAZED PURPLE LIPS

Winter is prime time to put down your matte lipstick and pick up one with a shinier finish. This season, try a shiny purple lipstick—purple is everywhere at the moment, so you’ll be totally on trend.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Exfoliate your lips

Before putting lipstick anywhere near your lips, use a scrub to exfoliate away any dead skin cells. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub, which can be used on your face and lips.

Step 2: Prime your pout

After exfoliating, use a touch of lip primer to help create a smooth base for your lipstick.

Step 3: Apply lipstick

Paint your lips with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Gleaming Plum. See, it’s as easy as one, two, three!

WINTER MAKEUP IDEA #3: ROSY CHEEKS

Nothing screams winter quite like the rosy cheeks you get after spending time out in the cold. If you’d rather stay indoors (we don’t blame you!), but you’d still like to sport pink cheeks reminiscent of the winter, then this next makeup tutorial is the one for you.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Prime your skin

Reach for a matte finish primer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer, and apply it all over your face.

Step 2: Create a flawless-looking base

Apply a matte finish foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, with a makeup blender.

Step 3: Apply blush

Now, it’s time to fake your rosy glow. It turns out there is a technique to using blush—so make sure you’re doing it right! (Here’s How to Correctly Apply Blush for All Face Shapes.) Grab the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful and use a fluffy makeup brush to dust a bit of color onto the apples of your cheeks for a natural-looking flush.

Step 4: Set your look

After applying blush, sweep the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder all over your face with a fluffy makeup brush to help keep everything in place.

WINTER MAKEUP IDEA #4: ELECTRIC BLUE CAT EYE

The cat eye is a classic makeup look for a reason—but the new year is the perfect time to try combining this go-to makeup technique with a brighter hue. Put down your black eyeliner and follow along.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Prime your eyes

First things first: Apply an eye makeup primer to your lids to help create an even canvas for your eyeliner.

Step 2: Draw on your cat eye

Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Electric Blue and draw the angled wing of your cat eye from the outermost corner of your eye. Then, draw a straight diagonal line from the highest point of your angle down towards your inner corner. Fill in the wing.

Step 3: Finish with mascara

Top off your vibrant blue cat eye with a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara.

WINTER MAKEUP IDEA #5: GLISTENING ROSE GOLD EYES

Winter is the perfect time of year to rock metallic makeup, and (rose) gold is one of the most romantic colors of the season. Combine the two with a bold, metallic gold eyeshadow look and you’re sure to turn some heads at your next holiday party.

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Prime your eyes

You know the drill: apply an eye makeup primer to your lids. This helps to create an even canvas for your eyeliner and eyeshadow, and it will also help your look last.

Step 2: Go for the gold

Brush on a metallic gold eyeshadow, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold, all over your eyelids.

Step 3: Dust on your rose shade

Lightly layer on your second eyeshadow, the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Rose Chrome, focusing the color in your crease. 

Step 4: Draw on your top liner

Use the L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold to paint a slim line on your top lash line.

Step 5: Finish with mascara.

Brush on a few swipes of mascara and you’re good to go.

For more winter makeup inspiration, here are Easy Ways to Switch Up Your Makeup Routine This Winter.