Dec 24, 2013
It’s cold outside, the air is dry (your skin is drier) and you’re kind of just feeling a little lackluster. Hibernation is sounding pretty good right about now, but alas­—life goes on, even in below freezing temperatures. When you have to put on a brave face and face the world outside of your cozy apartment, don’t let winter dullness get you down. Look and feel more radiant by focusing all your beauty efforts on just one feature.

how to look bright and glowing 
On the eyes…

Say it with us now…shimmer. ‘Tis the season, right? As long as there’s snow glistening on the streets, there’s no reason your eyes shouldn’t shine just as brightly. Choose a subtle shade of pink, lilac, champagne or ivory and apply a wash of shimmer over your eyelids that spills into the inner corners of your eyes. Try Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in Rock Sand or Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow in Always a Bridesmaid.

On the cheeks…

Play up those cheekbones with a bright blush. A nice pop of color on the apples brings warmth and life to the face in way that no bronzer could accomplish in the dead of winter. Choose a cream formula to give the skin just a hint of a dewy glow. We love Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale and RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Beloved.

On the lips…

Nothing looks more radiant than a bright smile. Find a hue you adore, wear it proudly and flash those pearly whites all the way through winter. Make that hue one with a blue undertone to help those pearly whites look even whiter. And don’t forget to line your lips first, so your chosen tint stays in place through all those hot toddies.

Are you braving the cold this week? Share the winter makeup must-have that makes you feel radiant in the comments below. 

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