The holidays may be over, but winter is gearing up to hit Long Island in full force. While you may remember to dig out your boots and gloves, don’t forget to update your makeup routine for the colder temperatures too. You don’t have to rush out and buy a bunch of new makeup, but making a few key changes in the products you use and how you apply them can keep you looking healthy and glowing no matter how low the temperature drops.
Switch to a Moisturizing Foundation
In the spring and summer, an oil-free, mattifying foundation is a girl’s best friend because it helps eliminate shine and keeps your makeup from melting off your face in the heat. When winter weather hits, it’s dry, flaky skin that most women have to worry about. Swap out your matte foundation for a moisturizing product with a dewy finish to soothe dry skin and give it a bit of a glow. Available at the Sephora locations in Garden City, Manhasset, Huntington Station and Lake Grove, Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation ($50) and Lancome Teint Miracle are excellent options ($37). If your skin is drier because of the cold, skip a brush when applying your foundation and stick to a sponge or clean fingers for a smooth, flawless finish.
Go with Cream Blush
Adding a pop of color to your cheeks is a good way to look vibrant when the cold winter weather is making your feel a bit drab. But powdered blush can look blotchy and uneven on dry skin, so it’s best to use a cream formula to give your cheeks a healthy glow. Available at Long Island Sephora locations, Urban Decay’s Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint ($24) in Fetish is a rose pink cream blush that is perfect for the winter months. If you’re at your local CVS, Walgreen’s or Rite Aid, check out Cover Girl’s Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry.
Lighten Up on Bronzer
When the temperatures start to drop, you’re less likely to spend time out in the sun so your skin may start to look a little pale and pasty. Bronzer can definitely come in handy to warm up your complexion, but don’t be tempted to overdo it to make up for the lack of color. Switch to a lighter bronzer like Too Faced’s Caribbean in a Compact ($29) in Snow Bunny, and apply it only to the spots that the sun would naturally hit you – your cheekbones, temples and the bridge of your nose. Use a large, fluffy brush to apply it for a light, healthy glow that looks natural even in the dead of a Long Island winter.