Try These Makeup Artist-Approved Beauty Trends This Week

Don’t let the chilly weather impede your makeup game, ladies! If your makeup bag is bleak and you’re feeling uninspired, try out these beauty looks, straight from some of Hollywood’s favorite makeup artists. There’s something for every occasion, from a casual day to a glam night out, so take note! These looks will let you stunt the competition all winter long.

1. Soft Twinkle by Jill Freeman

“I always say, you must start with skin care!  Doing the prep work is a must.

Step 1:  Cleanse and moisturize your skin. I love January Labs Moisturizer Balance Lotion.  Light weight and appropriately hydrating under makeup.

Step 2:  Apply a light touch of foundation.  Wearing too much foundation can really date your look and make you look older. Skin should look like skin.  When you apply your foundation immediately after moisturizing, you’ll find that you won’t feel the need to put too much foundation on.  It smoothes over your skin and has a soft, candle light glowing effect that looks more like skin.

Step 3:  You MUST blush!  Blush makes the short list.  Rosy pink cheeks make you look more youthful and a little flirtatious.

Step 4: Brow game strong.  Fill in your brows girls.  Groomed brows frame your face and add an element of architecture.  This is worth paying attention too, fill your brows and comb through with a brow gel.

Step 5: Make it personal.  Focus on either your eyes or your lips.  If you love your fancy eyes, by all means, doll them up!  A strong liner and a nude twinkle shadow is gorgeous, classic and striking.  If you are a girl who loves a bold lip, pucker up and go big. Bold lips are so pretty against a soft natural pallet.  If you are going to wear a matte lip, I suggest using Love and Sage lip condition under.  Its totally organic and absorbs into your lips without interrupting your look.”

2. Carrie Bradshaw by Jenny Patinkin

The scene in SATC when Aleksandr and Carrie are riding the horse draw carriage in Central Park is one of my all time favorite winter makeup looks.  It’s healthy, feminine, timeless and absolutely perfect for cuddling up in the cold.  Here’s how to get the look –

Step 1: Skin gets dehydrated in the winter, so it’s super important to start with a great moisturizer.  I like something pretty heavy like Crème de la Mer, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer or Olay Regenerist.

Step 2: A slightly luminizing primer keeps the skin looking bright but not sparkly – sparkles can call attention to any little dry patches you might have. Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Primer or Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow are my go-to’s and I just apply these with fingers.

Step 3: A satiny foundation applied with a damp Beauty Blender sponge sheers out the coverage a bit and adds even more hydration to your skin, which keeps it plump and elastic. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk or Tom Ford Traceless foundation is perfect for this look.

Step 4: The most important step here is the cheeks. Cream blushes give a beautiful lit from within glow, but you want to be careful not to over-apply since they can feel sticky on the skin.  I use my Gem Collection All Over Face Brush 2 to lightly dab and buff 1-2 layers of a cool-toned pink onto the apples of the cheeks and then add a touch on the tip of the nose, which is key to making this look so cute and romantic. Le Metier de Beaute Crème in Mystique is gorgeous and I also really like Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink.

A touch of sheer highlighter over the tops of your cheeks adds even more glow, especially when you are in dim light. Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere or Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow stippled on with the same brush are very dewy and pretty.

Step 5: I tend not to apply powder with this look, but if you are concerned about staying power, a very light dusting of powder with a big, soft brush like my Large Domed Powder Brush is the way to go. By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder or RCMA Powder are finely milled and don’t get cakey.

Step 6: For eyes, you want to keep water resistance in mind since we tend to get teary in cold weather.  I start with Nars Eye Primer and then dab a MAC Pigment in Nude all over the lid.  It’s kind of a no-color color, but has a subtle sheen to it.  In the crease I use Urban Decay Naked and around the lash line, Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Mushroom which is a metallic taupe that gives soft definition and a hint of light behind the lashes.

Step 7: Curl the lashes and then apply a volumizing mascara from root to tip in the first coat and rainbow it from side to side in the second to add a little more definition.  I like to rainbow mascara onto the lower lashes, too, to give them a little bit of a doll-eyed, romantic look.

Step 8: For lips, I always, always start with a light layer of Aquaphor in the winter to lock lip moisture in place, and then I lightly fill the entire lips with a soft rosy lip pencil like Surratt Beauty Moderniste Lip Pencil in Tendre Baiser and add a little dab of a soft pink gloss like MAC Pink Karat.

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