Winter-Proof Your Makeup Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
If patchy foundation and ruddy cheeks are messing with your inner ice queen, know this: There’s no need to hibernate. Makeup artist Nick Barose, who’s worked with clients like Sigourney Weaver and Andrea Riseborough at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (in freezing Park City, Utah), shared these winter beauty tips with us.Photo by: Mat Szwajkos for Beauty Blitz
Mix foundation with face serum. Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
"Foundation can go on blotchy in winter, so by thinning it down and adding serum you'll get that fresh, luminous glow that won't dry out in the severe cold,” Nick says. He likes to mix liquid foundation with an equal amount of Patyka Absolis Huile Absolue Face & Body Serum ($70).
Put powder on hold. Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
After applying your base, “Don't powder right away,” Nick advises. Instead, “wait about five minutes because when it's cold, your skin will suck in all the products and you'll realize right away you might not even need powder at all.”Photo by: Mat Szwajkos for Beauty Blitz
Adjust your blush. Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Nick recommends shelving your pink blush when the weather turns frigid. "When you get outside, the cold will make cheeks turn red anyway,” he explains, and pink blush will look too ruddy. Instead, “Opt for soft peachy tones just to warm up [the] cheeks." Lâncome Blush Subtil in Blushing Nude ($30) is a good option.
Condition your lashes. Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Know how the hair on your head feels drier during the winter? Eyelashes can suffer from similar issues, Nick says. “Lashes especially get dried out from eye makeup remover, mascara [and your] lash curler, so it's good to keep [them] well conditioned to keep them healthy." His fix? “I love applying RapidLash along the lash line, concentrating on the roots."Photo by: Mat Szwajkos for Beauty Blitz
Trade in your pencil. Wendy Rodewald-Sulz
Chapped, flaky lips call for special care. “Lip pencil can turn muddy on dry lips,” Nick says. He prefers gel formulas, such as Guerlain The Lip Liner ($29), since “they go on sheerer and not as harsh on dry lips.”