January 9, 2014 Makeup.com Product Picks

Color Crush: 4 Reasons to Love Winter White

winter white
We were never ones to follow the no white after Labor Day rule – after all, why should white be left out when other colors like Radiant Orchid get to have all the fun? We’re strong believers in the prettifying powers of winter white; it’s the easiest way to brighten any of your leftover winter blues and – contrary to popular belief – easily styled to be seasonally appropriate. If you need some guidance, here are four of our favorite reasons for loving this crisp, clean shade this month… 

1. White nails represent a clean slate for the New Year

It’s a new year, and a new you – and what better way to start a clean state than, well, with a clean slate? White nails are usually reserved for showing off that summer tan, but we think rocking them loudly and proudly during the winter is a bold way to start off the new year, in a “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” kind of way.
Product picks: essie Blanc, Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Gris Deco, CND Shellac Power Polish in Cream Puff

2. A cozy white circle scarf is the ultimate cold weather accessory

The easiest (and chicest) way to keep your neck warm during this chilly season? Not a trick question: just wrap a scarf on it. We love circle scarves for adding just right amount of volume and warmth, and a winter white shade will not only go with everything, but also flatter your glowy complexion. Feel free to play around with eggshells, ivory or other shades to find the best one that goes with your skin tone.
Product picks: Christopher Fisher Knitted Infinity Scarf, J. Crew Waffle-Stitch Infinity Scarf, Betsy Johnson Crystal Light Infinity Scarf

3. A white clutch will give new life to your dreary winter wardrobe

We tend to stick to darker hues like burgundy, navy and smoky gray during the winter season – to better match the moody foliage, perhaps?  Well, we think it’s time to brighten things up by adding a pop of white to your wardrobe in the form of a sleek, geometric clutch.  Bye, blues!
Product picks: Rebecca Minkoff Coco Clutch, 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Bag, Asos Klear Klutch

4. A shimmery white highlighter will create cheekbones out of thin air

Cheekbones are a feature we all possess, but only a select few have been gifted with ones that reach towards the heavens. Luckily, a quick swipe of shimmery white highlighter above the cheekbones will help sculpt and bring these elusive features to light.
Product picks: Yves Saint Lauren Touche Éclat in Radiant Silk, The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter, Jouer Highlighter in Camellia
What is your favorite way to wear winter white? Sound off in the comments!
Photo credit: essie, Rebecca Minkoff, Christopher Fischer, Jouer


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