Makeup Tips For Fall/Winter

Hello my pumpkins and welcome back!

Today I am going to share with you all of my makeup tips for Fall and Winter. I was invited to a talkshow to share all of those tips but the interview will air in like a month so   while we all wait for it to come out, here are the tips:

TIP #1

This is more going to sound like a skin care tip but think like a good skin care routine is a good makeup! 

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Don’t forget to clean your face because so many pollutants and chemicals accumulate on your skin which makes your skin dirty, this can cause acne and your foundation won’t apply flawlessly. For winter, since it gets colder, your skin becomes more vulnerable, it can easily get irritated and it is dry so I suggest you use a milk-based cleanser or an oil based cleanser. Those two formulas are very gentle on the skin and won’t irritate your skin!

Product Suggestions:

Soothing Botanical cleansing milk by Garnier

Cleansing oil by Burt’s Bees 

You can also exfoliate your face using a gentle facial scrubs. This will help clean your face more intensively and deeply.

Product Suggestions:

Facial Scrubs by St. Ives [they have different factors of exfoliation from deep to gentle] 

TIP #2

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Don’t skip on your moisturizer, even if you have an oily skin. For your foundation/concealer to not look cakey or patchy and to look smooth, it is important for you to moisturize your face and under eyes. If you have an oily skin, you can use a moisturizer that is water-based, it will help you control the shine and at the same time, keep your skin smooth. 

Product Suggestions:

For oily skin: Hydro Boost Water Gel by Neutrogena

For Dry skin: Timeless Skin Facial Moisturizer by St. Ives

If a simple moisturizer is not enough to hydrate your skin, you can use an overnight treatment or a facial mask.

Don’t  forget to moisturize your lips, they can get very dry too. Also, it’s a good tip if you intend to wear a matte liquid lipstick! 

TIP #3

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Stay away from powder foundation, they can make your face look dull and cakey. Plus, any powder soak up the oil of your skin, this is ideal for summer, but in winter, it will take away the only thing that makes you glow! 

It’s better to use a liquid foundation with a formula that is convenient for your skin type: if you have an oily skin, use a mattifying foundation, for example. 

Product Suggestions:

Dewy Finish: Hello Flawless, Oxygen Wow Foundation by Benefit Cosmetics.

Next To Nothing Face Color by Mac Cosmetics

Matte to Velvet finish: Fit Me! Matte + Poreless foundation by Maybelline.

Double Wear Stay-in-place makeup by Estée Lauder.

Born This Way Foundation by Too Faced Cosmetics. 

TIP #4

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For a natural extra glow, you can use a liquid/cream highlighter that matches your skin tone. A liquid/cream highlighter will give you this natural dewy look, unlike a powder highlighter. 

Product Suggestions:

Born To Glow Liquid illuminator by NYX Cosmetics.

Super Shock Highlighter by ColourPop Cosmetics. 

TIP #5

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Don’t skip on your bronzer/blush because in winter, you lose the color you got in summer and you look more or else, pale. Therefore, the bronzer will give back color to your face. I suggest a cream bronzer because it makes your skin look more fresh and youthful.

Product Suggestions:

Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics 

TIP #6

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After all of these cream products, it’s better to set your makeup with a translucent powder. This loose powder will only lock in your makeup, making sure the products don’t move around and it makes your makeup last longer. This product is obviously a powder, but unless powder foundations, a translucent powder does not add any coverage and prevents your concealer from creasing.  

Product Suggestions: 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder.

 Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder by Maybelline.

Born This Way setting powder by Too Faced. 

If a loose powder is not enough, you can set your makeup with a setting spray! 

Product Suggestions:

Matte Finish setting spray by NYX Cosmetics.

All-Nighter Long lasting makeup setting spray by Urban Decay. 

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  1. October 4, 2017 / 10:20 am

    They are all great tips! xx

  2. October 4, 2017 / 11:37 am

    These tips are amazing and I love the product suggestions you’ve included as well 😊 I think that having a good skincare routine is key in the colder months because the weather can really take a toll on our skin! Xox

    • October 4, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Yes exactly!! I am glad you liked this post!! Thanks for reading 😊

  3. October 4, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I totally agree that a good skincare routine is critical for goof makeup application. I love the Origins GinZing eye cream and the Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer. I haven’t tried the Master Strobing Liquid yet but have been dying to get my hands on it! Thank you for sharing! xo

    • October 4, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      I think the NYX liquid illuminator is better, less streaky! Thank you very much for reading! I am happy that you agree!

  4. October 4, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I always had a normal skin. After I moved to NY during the winter my face becomes so dry and wrinkled because of the strong winds. Do you think that Timeless Skin Facial Moisturizer by St. Ives will help my skin and prevent the redness from the wind? As you’ve mentioned it is for dry skin only and mine becomes dry only because of the wind.

  5. October 5, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I love both the Urban Decay and NYX setting sprays. Great tips!!