It’s just incredible how time flies and here we are smack dab in the middle of December. How the heck did that happen? With the weather getting colder now many of you have been writing to me asking how to deal with dry flaky skin, saving your lips from chapped madness and what makeup to wear now that we have lost our summer glow. Yes indeed your beauty rituals need to be adjusted for the colder weather but you don’t have to run out and spend a whole paycheck on all new products. I’m going to share with you exactly how to “winterize” your current beauty routine to make sure your skin stays soft and supple and your makeup looks chic and polished without spending a dime.
#1. To warm up a pale and dull complexion simply use your summer powder bronzer and mix it with your regular daily face powder to tone down the bronze color. Then sweep it across the skin on the temples, along the sides of the face and under the cheekbones to bring back a healthy glow in a more subtle and natural way.
#2. Lids can become dry and flaky when its chilly outside and powdered eye shadows can just accentuate that. If you want a slightly moist look instead, just smudge colored eyeliner on the back of your hand and mix in a little bit of lip balm creating a cream eye shadow. Then just dab it on the eyelids with your fingertip for a dewy sheer colored effect.
#3. Restore moisture to your cheeks by turning your favorite natural lipstick into a cream blush. After applying on your lips smile big and dab the lip color on the apples of your cheeks and then use a sponge to blend it into the perfect natural looking moist flush.
#4. Crush chapped lips this season by creating your own customized tinted winter lip mix. In a small container or pillbox add a little squeeze of Neosporin, a bit of your favorite lip color and a little clear lip balm. Now mix them all together and apply.
#5. If you are like me and your hands get so dry and cracked each winter try coating them with loads of coconut oil and then put on rubber gloves for about 1 hour. When you take off the gloves and wipe off your hands they will be incredibly soft and supple. Keep your coconut oil in the fridge so it hardens and goes on like a thick cream.