HAPPY NEW YEAR! yes I know we are 8 days in :) lets just say Chicki has still been enjoying the festivities.I’m not into making “life resolutions” but I’m making some for the blog this year. One of them is to post more, knowing content is king in the blogging world,I’m taking 2015 on and stronger than before. Another resolution is I want to experiment more with makeup. As you all know I’m not good at it but I do educate myself on the hottest looks every season, so I can bring you the latest.
So today while I was doing some morning reading I came across a good article. I want to share this with you because it’s chilly out there for some of you. And that doesn’t mean your skin has to stay pasty white!
Ready to get that summer glow? read below
There’s no debating that skin looks best in the summer. Between the extra sun and more humid air you can have glowing, radiant skin without a lot of effort. The winter is another story. Gone is warmer skin, replaced by a dull, pale, and dry complexion. But don’t worry, there are ways to fake summer’s dewy look with makeup. We asked top makeup artists Nick Barose and Lisa Aharon share their secrets.
Add extra moisture. One of the biggest winter skin issues is dry skin, which can make your complexion look lifeless. Swap your regular moisturizer for a richer formula. And don’t forget to moisturize both day and night.
Try a slightly darker foundation. On medium skin tones, Barose’s trick is to let tinted moisturizer add both a glowy finish and a little color. He applies tinted moisturizer one shade darker than skin’s natural shade for added warmth. His favorite formula? Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint
Avoid face powder: “In general, stick with liquid forms like tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation and avoid anything too thick or powdery,” explains Barose. Those formulas will add moisture to dry skin and leave a dewy finish. “To control shine but keep the glow, try Tatcha Blotting Sheets.”
Reach for the Illuminator. A key part of Aharon’s winter beauty arsenal is illuminator. “Illuminator gives a bit more life to skin,” she says. Aharon advises against illuminating foundations, which can be too much. Instead, she suggests adding a few drops of an illuminating fluid like Armani’s Fluid Sheer to standard foundation. For fair skin, she reaches for the cooler shades like pearl and white, for darker skin she chooses the gold and bronze versions. Barose is a fan of Tom Ford Skin Illuminator, blending few drops over your blush for a candlelit glow.
Don’t go too dark on the bronzer. Reaching for your summer bronzer in the winter won’t work. The color will contrast too harshly with paler winter skin. For fair complexions, Barose opts for a sheer BB or CC cream. “Armani Luminessence CC cream gives skin a healthy, peachy glow that look natural,” he says. For winter bronzer, he suggests going with a very soft, warm shade without red undertones. “It should look more taupe-y, one that won’t make you look too tan but rather just warm up skin. I love Orlane Bronzing Pressed Powder.”
Try a liquid bronzer. For added warmth that looks more natural than powder versions, Aharon loves sheer liquid bronzers like Soleil Tan de Chanel . “It works with all skin tones to just give skin added boost and warmth.”