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posted on 23rd Dec 2016

Winter makeup

A Winter wedding is a wonderful time to play around with fun makeup looks. For a Winter wedding, we imagine bold lashes, red lips, and sparkly eyeshadow, which will all look striking against a snowy backdrop and crisp Winter sky.

A bold lip

Bold lips, in a pillarbox red or a beautiful berry (the unofficial bridal beauty shade for winter 2016) will standout in your wedding photos and look flatteringly seasonal.

A bright true red, such as MAC’s Russian Red, will look gorgeous with almost every complexion. To make this look last, find a matching liner and line the lips first to give the lipstick something to adhere to. Lightly exfoliating the lips, with a microfiber cloth, and moisturising with a lip balm will help your lipstick to appear smooth and even.

Dramatic eye makeup

The cool Winter weather is makeup friendly, so you won’t have to worry about your makeup melting off; this means that you can opt for a gorgeous smokey eye, or a bolder shade of eyeshadow.

On the 2016 Winter runways, sparkle and shimmer made a big comeback. Subtle shimmers, in nudes, greys, or golds, always look flattering and sophisticated; especially when paired with some black liner or a darker eyeshadow on the crease or outer lid. A smokey eye will also provide a beautiful contrast to the crisp white of your wedding dress, and a snowy backdrop.

A selection of makeup brushes

Fresh, dewy makeup

Glowing fresh skin looks particularly striking in the wintertime, and a fresh complexion is a key beauty look for winter 2016, as Fashionisers explain: “The best prescription given for beauty this year, particularly the fall and winter months, is to drink more water, get more sleep and invest in more moisturiser. At Calvin Klein, Valentino, Balmain and many others, the combination of face oils, concealers, and highlighters created the desired fresh skin effects, allowing the visage to give off a healthy glow”.

Fashionisers notes that a healthy lifestyle is key to achieving glowing skin. You can also boost your skin’s glow with a great moisturiser and a chemical exfoliant, such as an AHA or a BHA. In addition, using a glow-boosting primer or moisturiser, combined with a highlighter, will help your skin look polished and radiant on your wedding day.

For your base, opt for a cream and liquid foundation as they will help skin to appear well-moisturised and glowing. Cream blushes, bronzers, and highlights will also provide a natural, dewy look that will look striking in your wedding photos.

Beauty for a winter wedding

Dewy skin, berry lips, and statement eye-shadow will all look stunning at a Winter wedding. Unlike the Summer, a Winter wedding won’t see you battling makeup melt, so it’s the ideal time for you to pull off a more dramatic makeup look.

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