November 18, 2013
Spring might be the official wedding season, but don't sell winter short. Despite the freezing temperatures and icy streets, the chilly season can be just as romantic as its warmer counterparts.
As more couples choose to say "I do" under a fresh snowfall, you might find your calendar for the next few months jam-packed with wedding receptions. If you're at a loss for how to take your fresh and dewy spring makeup and make it work for a winter wedding, here are some helpful beauty tips:
A warm palette
Although you may not have your fabulous bronze tan, there's no reason why you can't emulate glowing skin during the wintry months. The good news is, you can score a healthy-looking, sun-kissed complexion without spending hours in the tanning booth or jetsetting to a tropical destination. Before you begin your beauty regimen, hydrate your face with a gentle moisturizer, which will not only provide a fresh base for your foundation and help set it in place, but also keep your skin looking dewy throughout the long day. For your foundation, keep it light - you don't want your skin flaking throughout the ceremony and reception. Apply a cream-based translucent foundation, then accentuate your features and warm up the skin with a shimmery highlighter, such as the California Sun Glow. Make a "kissy" face with your lips to find the apple of your checks, then swipe on the bronzer with a large brush, extending it up to your temples. Next, brush some underneath your browbone for extra definition.
This winter, berries aren't just adorning wreaths, garland and Christmas trees. Rich berry lips are the hottest color this season, and when applied right, these hues are sure to warm up your pout. Fair-skinned ladies should opt for a deep cherry red with cool undertones, while women with olive skin can rock a fruity burgundy hue. Dark-skinned women have a slew of options to choose from, ranging from a dark maroon to a juicy plum. To achieve a matte, wine-stained finish, try applying the lipstick with your fingertips and then carefully blot it with a soft wipe. If you want a touch of shine and shimmer, touch up the lip color with a layer of softly tinted gloss, such as the Bliss Fabulips Glossy Lip Balm in Vanilla Mint. For extra protection, trace your pout in a liner that's the same color as your lipstick, which will ensure that your lips look impeccable all through the night.