Warm up your winter complexion with summery fruit pigmented® makeup.
Still stuck in the winter blues, or need to break out of a makeup rut? Unfortunately your mood’s not the only thing that the cold can put a damper on. Less beach days and fun out in the sun, combined with dry cold air can really do a number on your summer glow. And even if you’ve followed our winter skin care guide to a tee, your complexion still looks like you’re deathly sick when you’re really not (knock on wood!). What’s a girl gotta do to give a little more life to her face? Luckily, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves. Today we’re here to show you some nifty ways to add some warm sun-kissed glow to your complexion. They’re simple enough to do on a daily basis, and you don’t need to damage your skin with UV rays! Ready to defrost your winter skin with some natural makeup tips?
How to Add Warmth with Contouring
So what’s up in the wintertime that makes you look like a vampire even though Halloween is already months past? The days are shorter in the winter and the sunlight is less intense (this doesn’t mean you should skimp on sun protection though!), meaning you get less exposure to the UV radiation that causes your skin to tan beautifully in the summertime. And it doesn’t help that your face is looking extra dull because of the harsh dry air that sucks all that precious moisture out of your skin. In short, your complexion might be looking particularly pale, drab, and overall as lifeless as a zombie. No Halloween makeup necessary.
There’s a simple way to add more warmth and depth to your complexion using just your regular foundation and bronzer. Thanks to the beautiful fruit pigments in our formulas, your complexion can end up looking more natural than it would from a tan salon. We’re focusing on helping you attain radiant skin that looks like it’s glowing from within, rather than an artificial, over-tanned look. The path to that starts with healthy skin. Our foundations and bronzers are also packed with anti-aging vitamins and skin nourishing ingredients, so you can repair instead of damage your prized epidermis.
Simply apply your regular foundation as usual. A pro tip is to use a darker shade of foundation to contour on top if you want to avoid using a bronzer, which can easily result in an overly harsh look if you aren’t careful to blend enough. Next, use a cruelty free kabuki brush to warm your complexion with a darker foundation powder or Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer - Cocoa Glow. Outline and contour your face, focusing on the hollows of your cheeks, hairline, jawline and nose. Make sure to start out light and build more as needed, and remember to blend, blend, blend! Looking for a refresher on how to contour? Check back on our guide on how to contour. With these quick and easy face contouring tips, you’ll be looking like a golden goddess in no time.
Focus on Warm Tones
If you want an extra beachy glow to your look, you can do some additional highlighting, but make sure to use a warm luminizer, not a cool one! This tip will help you to avoid looking ghastly out in the already dreary winter landscape. Apply our Rose Gold Gemmed Luminizer with a Cruelty Free Blush Brush to brighten the tops of your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose. It’s a warm, peachy gold luminizer that adds a fresh feeling of summertime to your face. You can also try blending a soft, gold highlighter like Luminating Créme: Starlight into the high points of your face. Get a warm summer glow without exposing your precious skin to the harsh sun. Instead, look to antioxidant rich fruit pigmented makeup that will help nourish and protect your skin from sun damage instead.
Peachy coral tones aren’t just for the summer time. Adding them to your winter palette can really lend some natural color to an ashen complexion, so your radiance doesn’t get lost in the snow. Here’s another easy trick to using our fruit pigmented® blushes: you can apply them to your eyelids as an eyeshadow for an additional pop of color! For the winter, go with a pinky coral color like our Fruit Pigmented® Blush: Mimosa, and apply to your eyelid with an eyeshadow brush. Blend for a soft look. Of course, don’t forget to apply the blush onto your cheekbones too for a natural, flushed look. Now we’re finally warming up!
Gold isn’t just for sparkly glamor. It’s also a gorgeous warm shade that’s perfect for creating a soft honeyed look! Sparkle on some stunning Fruit Pigmented® Eye Shadow: Gilded to add extra dimension to your new summery you. Use your eyeshadow brush to lightly dust some eyeshadow onto your eye crease and lower lash line. You can layer on a little more near the corners of your lower lash line for a stunning wide-eyed look that’ll make you look like a sun goddess. Finally, dip your fingers into the warm toned lip tint of your choice - we recommend our Fruit Pigmented® Lip Butter Peach or Fruit Pigmented® Lip & Cheek Tint: Pink Grapefruit Glow - and stroke onto your lips for a final breath of ripe summer fruits (check the ingredients! Raspberries, peaches, cherries - missing the warmer weather yet?).
With some simple winter makeup tips and loving winter skin care, you’re able to master that perfect sun-kissed look to melt away the winter chills. We want your natural inner and outer beauty to shine through the darker days, which is why we enlisted the aid of your favorite summer fruits for helping to perk up your complexion. They’re as healthy for you as skin care is, and enhance your natural gorgeous self as you are. Remember to focus on natural looking contouring and warmer tones, and the golden goddess look will be yours. No need to go far in hunting for sunshine, there’s plenty within you as you are!