Sometimes, winter causes us to get stuck in a rut. All of a sudden it is January and you realize you have been wearing the same old make up since the hot days of August. Oops, forgot to update your make up? Get over your go-to liner, mascara, and gloss look and swap shades for winter’s bolder statements. Don’t be scared. We’ll show you exactly how to incorporate new colors for head to toe winter beauty.

1) EYES

Eyes are the windows to the soul. And you must make sure that window is properly primped!

Brown to Black Eyeliner

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While the summer months are friendlier to natural looks and brown eyeliners, don’t be afraid to go with jet black in the winter time. This MAC liner is the perfect cross between liquid and pencil. You get the best of both worlds – precision and boldness.

THE LOOK

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Here, Kristen Stewart isn’t afraid to show her darker side in a perfectly rimmed, black eyeliner look.

Purple Eyeshadow to Charcoal Eye Shadow

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Perhaps it is the warmer weather that cause us, girls, to get a little crazier with the experimentation. Purple hues seem cute and fun, but as winter approaches, our evil twin has permission to take over. Think to look for dark, smokey, charcoal palettes for added drama. Try this Bobbi Brown palette.

THE LOOK

photo credit: Amaia Orozko via photopin cc
photo credit: Amaia Orozko via photopin cc

This stylized shoot illustrates our point exactly. Think dark eyelids (both upper and lower). However, make sure to reserve this mainly for nighttime. There is nothing cute about looking like a raccoon in broad daylight, especially if you have yet to master the brush!

2) CHEEKS

Pale Pink Blush to Deep Cheek Stain

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When it is 80 degrees on a daily basis, your complexion is soft, dewey, and permanently blushed. Maybe you had some assistance thanks to a secret powder or two. That being said, that flush has now been long gone, replaced with gaunt looking cheeks and vitamin-D deficient skin. Don’t be afraid to take matters into your own hands and utilize an attention grabbing cheek stain such as this tarte version.

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Bronzer to Highlighter

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Tuck away that bronzer you love to abuse so much and meet our new friend, Lorac’s Luminizer. It is really no secret that our skin get drier and less lackluster than ever in the cold winter months. Bring the radiance back (and strong contour lines) with this magical serum.

THE LOOK

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via Our Vanity

As you can see here, the model’s bone structure looks highlighted and radiant.

3) LIPS

Pink Gloss to Deep Wine Lipstick

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While your lip gloss may, in fact, be poppin”, it is high time you retire that 5 year old lippie and graduate to adulthood. Unless you were not yet aware, if you are an adult you really must start wearing more lipstick. A great, on-trend, yet classic look is a deep wine-stained lip. Try this NARS version for ultimate coverage.

 THE LOOK

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Camilla Belle stuns in this dark lip. Use minimal eye make up and blush. All attention should be on the pout!

4) HAIR

Caramel to Deep Brown

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When you think of the warmer months, images of girls and their long caramel colored hair immediately come to mind. Well, girls, it is time to move on to deeper brunette tones. Not only is is perfect for a more sultry winter look, but it is also easier to maintain. And, did you know that darker hair automatically looks shinier?

5) NAILS

Classic : French Manicures to Classic Red

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Women love french manicures. It is a no muss, neutral standby to fall back on. Add a festive look by switching this out for a deep classic red. Essie make a great version that won’t clump or chip.

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This reminds us of Christmas!

Fun: Coral to Gray

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So, we reviewed the classic nail colors, but what about the weekend nail looks? In the summer it’s all about coral, orange, and funky peachy tones. Forget about that. It’s time for gray! Quite indicative of the weather don’t you think? Don’t worry. With all of OPI‘s shades of grey, it’s impossible to get bored….

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BONUS: Gray goes with everything!

What colors are you swapping for Winter beauty?

 

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