A 3-Step Cold Weather Makeup Routine for Hydrated, Glowing Skin

January 05, 2021
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
For Glowy Skin, Try This Cold Weather Makeup Routine for Winter
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your complexion, leaving skin feeling dry, tight, flaky and just downright uncomfortable. But with the right winter makeup routine, a dull, lackluster complexion can look radiant and hydrated . From swapping out mattifying powders for hydrating liquid products and adding in anything that promises a luminous complexion, learn how to revamp your routine for the season in three steps below.

STEP 1: Replace Mattifying Powders With Radiance-Boosting Liquids and Creams

Set your loose powders and mineral makeup aside until summer because right now, your skin needs all of the moisture it can get. That means reaching for a hydrating primer to start and following up with a foundation or CC cream that will give your skin an instant pearly glow. We like the Lancôme Prep & Hydrate Face Primer and Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Foundation
Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Foundation

STEP 2: Experiment With Sparkly Makeup

If summer is all about a bare face and enhancing your natural beauty, then cold winter weather is the perfect opportunity to experiment with shimmery eye makeup. This can mean neutral or bright colors, cream or powder shadows — the choices are endless. For cream eyeshadow, we prefer Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow; for powder we like the Lancôme Hypnôse 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette

STEP 3: Swipe on Nourishing Lip Products

To help keep lips hydrated and smooth, opt for balms, glosses, lip oils and other moisturizing formulas over drying matte lippies . Two hydrating lipsticks that we love are the Kosas Rosewater Lipstick and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick. For a glossy finish, try the IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Solid Serum Gloss. It’s formula is made with collagen, hyaluronic acid and a tri-oil complex to offer the moisturizing care of lip balm with a sheer tint of color. 
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips Solid Serum Gloss
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