When the temperature drops, the make up trend takes a turn for the hot. After all, being bundled up in the wintertime will require make up that looks like you’re one hundred percent winter-proof. Here are five make up trends using natural cosmetics that will turn winter chills into thrills:
Winter Trend 1: Smokey Eyes
Smokey eyes are pretty much a requirement this time of year, and with good reason: the amount of snow-themed whiteness you’ll see around you will make for a great backdrop for eyes that really pop. Melt even the most frozen of hearts with charcoal-smudged eyelids that add depth and dimension to your peepers. If you want to take it to another level, blend a hint jewel-toned hue such as emerald green or purple for a bit of color.
Winter Trend 2: Maleficent Lips
You have to admit, there’s a certain allure to villains due to their dramatic makeup. Translating this into an everyday wearable look is quite easy by focusing on one key aspect and glamming it up with all you’ve got. This winter, the trend points to villainess lips while keeping the rest of your face light and clean with natural cosmetics. Go beyond the tried and tested fire engine red and reach out for deep plums, luscious lavender, dramatic maroon – basically darker and bolder tones that are oh so right this time of year.
Winter Trend 3: Lush Lashes
When you’re covered in three layers of clothing plus a fur-lined parka, you’d definitely want to play up your features that do show. Make your gaze more intense with thickening and lengthening mascara. Already have long lashes? Amplify those assets with a touch of petroleum jelly to make them shine and look fuller, all the while avoiding clumping.
Winter Trend 4: Frosted Lower Lash Line
After perfecting the smoky lids and the lush lashes, the finishing touch to your winter-ready eyes requires lining the lower lash line with pearly white eye shadow. The reflectors will catch more light to your eyes, making them bigger and brighter!
Winter Trend 5: Clean and Light Eyebrows
Perhaps due to the drama brought about by heavily made-up eyes and look-at-me lips, a clean and well-groomed set of eyebrows balances your make up nicely this winter. Just ensure that no stray hairs are visible and brush back with clear mascara to keep them groomed and in place. Have bare spots here and there? The most you should do is to run over those areas with a light brow pencil to keep it looking polished.
So there you have it – five winter make up trends that will surely make heads turn wherever you go. During the daytime, tone it down a notch by using just a hint of each (thin smudgy line of black shadow for the eyes using natural cosmetics, berry red stain on the mouth, etc.) but don’t hesitate to go all out come night time. If your goal is to power through the cold season with a made up face and a “can do” attitude, following these trends is already winning half of the battle!