This article on Winter Makeup will help you explore different products so your skin stays hydrated even in the coldest months. I have been a hairstylist and makeup artist for the past 30 plus years. I started Bella Angel over 20 years ago and I have tried a lot of products to help keep my skin looking it’s best. Feel free to email me any questions you have or any ideas for future articles.

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Winter makeup is much different than other seasons. In the winter, you need to adjust your routine for colder, drier weather. A good skincare routine is a great place to start. Use a hydrating cleanser, a moisturizer, and consider incorporating a hydrating serum into your routine. La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum is pure hyaluronic acid. It hydrates and visibly plumps the skin to improve the look of fine lines.


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Foundation: Now that your skin is healthy and glowing, you need a solid foundation. Opt for a dewy or luminous foundation to give your skin a healthy, hydrated look. Matte foundations can sometimes emphasize dry patches, so a dewy finish is better suited for the winter months. NARS Light Reflecting Foundation blurs imperfections, smooths the look of textured skin, and helps conceal blemishes, dark spots, and redness. It’s a great choice for the season.


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Blush: Cream blushes are perfect for winter as they add a natural flush to the skin. They blend seamlessly and provide a more hydrating finish compared to powder blushes. I love the brand Ilia because the entire line is clean makeup, there are no harsh chemicals or fragrances. They have a Multi Stick Cream Highlighter + Lip Tint that is fabulous! It’s a buildable wash of color for cheeks and lips— with a much-needed luminous finish.

Lip Colors

Lip Colors: Choose lip products that are moisturizing and provide hydration. Creamy lipsticks, tinted lip balms or glosses can keep your lips looking soft and prevent them from becoming dry and chapped. Our Bella Angel artist is applying a moisturizing lipstick on her bride. You can also add lip gloss on top of any lipstick or lip stain to create shine.


Eyeshadow: This is the time to experiment with bolder colors, to light up those cold nights. Deep jewel tones, metallics, and smoky eyes can add drama to your look. Consider incorporating rich colors like deep purples, blues, and emerald greens. Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow is a great choice. They have a variety of colors for all seasons and for under $10.00 you can’t go wrong.


Brows: Well-defined brows can frame your face and enhance your overall look. Use a waterproof eyebrow pencil or gel to ensure your brows stay put in case of rain or snow. Sephora Collection Retractable Eyebrow Pencil is waterproof and comes in 12 different colors for just $12.00.

Setting Spray

Setting Spray: Lock in your makeup with a setting spray to prevent it from smudging throughout the day. This is especially important in cold weather when your makeup may be exposed to a harsh environment.

Protect Your Skin

Protect Your Skin: Don’t forget your sunscreen, even in winter. UV rays can still harm your skin. And of course, make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out.

Remember, makeup is a form of self-expression so feel free to adapt these tips to your personal style and preference and enjoy experimenting with different looks this winter. Here’s hoping the ice isn’t the only thing sparkling!

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Victoria DiPietro Owner & Wedding Specialist