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Warm up on Winter Days With These Hot Looks & Beauty Tips

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The excitement of a new season means we can experiment with some fresh looks. That could be making the most of your winter accessories, trying out the latest trends, or indulging in a new color palette.

When it comes to winter, rather than embracing the frosty colors of the season, we want to stay on trend by adding some contrast and drama with warm, rich shades and luxurious textures. Think matte reds, warm blush on the cheeks, bold eyeliner, and smokey brown eyes.

We take you through all of the ways to transition seamlessly from fall to winter with the very best beauty looks.

The Complete Package 

Once you've made your fall fashion purchases, you'll have an idea of your key outfits for the coming months. We're thinking Thanksgiving celebrations, work Christmas parties, and everything in between. 

To choose the right beauty looks for you, you'll need to know what suits your face shape, but most importantly you'll need to keep your outfits in mind, so your beauty look isn't competing with your fashion.

Eyes

There are some exciting beauty trends for eyes this fall/winter. You can take them from day date to evening glam, as these chic looks are versatile and fun.

Pinks and Purples

These sweetshop like colors are all over the catwalk. We've seen them looking stunning at Valentino and Michael Kors. To achieve the look, apply a paler shade to the lid; try lavender shades for a purple hint or soft rose pink powder. This look is still a bold color statement, so don't stop at the pale shadow, use a darker purple or pink corresponding to your lid color to emphasize the crease.

Shades of Brown

You might not think brown eyeshadow can add anything new, or perhaps you think this color is not for you. This look might just change your mind. Make-up artists have been applying taupes, chestnuts, and caramel colors to contour the eye area. It can open up your whole face or create a dramatic darker look. 

A Hint of Gold

A go-to color for glamor, gold has taken on a new style this season with a disco feel when it comes to application. Combine hints of gold or sparkle with a darker smokey eye for an exciting contrast and a bold look. 

Cheeks

Winter make-up can be tricky since your base might be less cooperative. The key to achieving the look that you want on your cheeks starts with your skincare.

Dewy Skin

If you want to achieve this look, skincare is the most important step. Find a good cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer to make sure your winter skin keeps a healthy glow without drying out. 

This new trend is not about using highlighters, although we know you love to illuminate! Instead, create the look of moisture. Maintain a good skin routine and keep the foundation to a minimum to get this fresh-faced appearance.

Flushed Face

Another natural-style trend this fall/winter is to achieve a blush that makes it look like you've recently completed a vigorous hike, or just come in from the cold. While you can get this look naturally, you can help it along with a soft and rosy pink or peach applied to the apples of your cheeks.

Lips

We aren't reinventing the wheel with these winter classics, but you can keep the look up to date with these tips.

Matte Red

Lips need skincare, too, and if you are applying a matte lip, it is best to have exfoliated and moisturized in advance. You can choose from cool reds or warmer orange tones, just make sure you get that sophisticated matte finish. 

Berry Colors

If you want a softer look for another occasion, or you want to find something that suits your skin tone, you can't go wrong with berry colors. Combine these shades with another trend for the ultimate look of the season. Apply the lipstick to the center of your lips and blend outwards for the K-beauty smudge.

Looking Sharp

You can transition smoothly from fall to winter with these fabulous, on-trend looks. Once you have your outfit sorted, pair one of two of these beauty trends to create a chic and well put together winter ensemble. 

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