I have two problems right now. Ok, I have more than just two problems, but go with me on this one. One, it’s winter and two, we’re in the middle of a recession. In theme with our current 6.5% unemployment rate I asked professional makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind to create a winter-friendly, 6.5 step makeup routine. To continue to look great during the sunless, wind-chapping winter months, Jessica suggests the below makeup tips.
Jessica prefaced her tailored regime by saying that you should clean out your makeup bag every season. Just the way you change your clothes with the weather, you should change your products. That said, here you have the aforementioned 6.5 steps:
1. Prep. Exfoliate, cleanse, and lightly moisturize.
2. Self-tan. If you are nervous about applying self-tanner you can dilute it with a little moisturizer.
3. Apply tinted moisturizer all over your face and neck so that you have a seamless finish.
4. Spot treat with under-eye concealer. Blend under your eyes, around your nose, and over any blemishes.
5. Bronze. It’s important to find a bronzer that is not too red, orange, or dark. You’re not trying to look as if you’re tan, but as if you have a healthy glow. Whether you choose a powder or gel, this step is a must.
6. Pick a feature. A gorgeous cheek only works in the summer. During the fall and winter you need to play up either your eyes or lips. This is the difference between looking simple and looking amazing. If you apply your eye or lip look while still in your bath towel, make sure to revisit your makeup after you get dressed. What appears strong before you get ready might not be quite enough once you’re all decked out.
6.5. If you want to wear lipstick, use blush instead. Lipstick can tend to look old, but you can get a saturated pigment by patting blush powder on to your lips. First put on a little lip balm then brush blush on to your lips until you get the desired color. Note: this is a great way to make use of last season’s product.