Winter makeup tips for all colors of the rainbow

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When a new season is ushered in, that often means new fashion and beauty trends. And, while I love fashion, it’s buying all new “season-appropriate” makeup that I really enjoy.

There are tons of winter makeup trends and tips out there, but I want to share a few that have caught my attention. These will work on all different hues, just adjust to suit your complexion.

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Bold Brows

You’ve surely seen this trend on some of Hollywood’s biggest stars – both of yesteryear and today. A well-groomed and bold brow has the ability to frame your face and transform your features. Unfortunately, they often get overlooked (or worse, over tweezed). It’s an easily-enough look to accomplish. Just tweeze a few stray hairs and fill in the areas that are a bit sparse with a brow pencil, gel or matte powder. Pair your bold brows with a top hair knot for a super-chic look.

Cool Eye Shadow Colors

And by cool, I mean tone, but they are awesome too. Icy blues, greens and silvers all make for fabulous winter eye colors. For fair complexions, look for shimmery blue-green eye shadows; for medium-toned complexions, try a silvery-blue eye shadow; and for darker complexions, go with an icy blue with a punch. Pair this look with dark, bold liner and mascara, pink-brown blush or warm bronzer and a pink or peach lip-gloss, and you’re good to go.

Dark Nails

I’m sure your spring and summer nail polish collection consists of mostly nudes and pastels. But winter is a time to embrace your darker side. Colors like dark blue, purple, green, red, brown and even black are exactly what you need to take your winter manicure to the next level. These shades are chic, and look good on everyone. So, go ahead, take a chance. I promise you’ll love it!

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Dark Lips

If you are anything like me, a dark lip scares the living daylights out of you. I can’t even remember the last time I wore one – maybe high school. The key to rocking this look is to find a shade that works for your complexion. Be sure to use a lip primer, so your bold, beautiful lips will last longer. Pair with a minimalist eye and cheek, to complete this look.

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Bare Face

This winter makeup trend is one of my favorite. Mainly, because I’m a mom of a rambunctious 7-year-old boy, who doesn’t give me time for much every morning. And, also, it works well when I’m feeling a bit lazy and don’t want to apply a full face of makeup. All you have to do to achieve this look is to apply a lightweight foundation and concealer where needed. To finish this look, just add your favorite natural lipstick or gloss in a pink or nude shade.

Moisturize

My final winter makeup tip is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. The cool winter air dries out your skin. And, supple skin makes for a much better makeup canvas.

by Bree Glenn