The key to wearing makeup that's sheer and subtle is to start with flawless skin. To hydrate a parched complexion during the cold-weather season, it's occasionally necessary to change up your skin care routine. Try incorporating a multipurpose face wash like the Eve Lom Cleanser. This oil-infused
daily cleanser soothes skin by exfoliating, toning and improving circulation. To keep dryness at bay, moisturize your complexion with a restorative skin
care oil like the Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Face Oil or the Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalane by Peter Thomas Roth. Our Beauty Director-at-Large, Romy Soleimani, started with a sheer base for this bare-faced look. Try a tinted moisturizer or a sheer foundation like the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Vallauris. Use a Beautyblender Makeup Sponge Applicator to apply the foundation sparingly and only where your skin tone is uneven. Next, Romy used the BY TERRY Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush in #4 Sienna to minimize darkness under the eyes and around the nose and mouth.
Define your brows with the It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil before applying color to your eyes. Use a fluffy brush like the bareMinerals Soft Focus Eye Shadow Brush to deposit a sheer wash of cool color across your upper lid. Start with the center shade of taupe from the Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Trio in Good Earth followed by the center shade of the Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Trio in Cappucino and a touch of a silvery grey shadow like the Urban Decay
Eyeshadow in Mushroom.
Add a dab of Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free by Elizabeth Arden for a hint of shine and finish with a coat of Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara in Brown/Black.
Imbue your complexion with a gorgeous glow by applying a creamy blush like the butter LONDON Cheeky Cream Blush in Naughty Biscuit to your cheeks and a highlighter like the It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging
Crème Radiance Illuminator along the orbital bone beneath your eye.
Keep your lips hydrated and healthy with a balm like the BY TERRY Baume de Rose and follow with a tap of pink color. Try Boots No7 Poppy King Lipstick in Three Glamour or Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain in Amused. Dust a touch of Boots Botanics Lighter Than Air Mineral Loose Powder in Translucent along the T-zone to finish.
Show off a modern blunt cut with stick-straight styling. Give your hair a quick spritz of ALTERNA Bamboo Smooth Anti Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray before rubbing a pea-sized dollop of PHYTO Phytodéfrisant Botantical Straightening Balm between your hands and pulling the smoothing agent through your hair.
Dry with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i and use the SARAHPOTEMPA Tools Darby Clips to separate your hair into sections.
Take a straightening iron like the T3 Straight Laced SinglePass Styling Set and adjust the temperature according to your hair type. Keep it low for fine or damaged hair and turn it up high for thick, coarse and naturally curly hair. Pull the iron from the root to the tip and repeat if necessary. Finish with a shine serum like the Liquid Keratin Sealing Shine Serum or the PHYTO Phytolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum, or a spray like the ALTERNA Bamboo Shine Luminous Shine Mist to tame flyaways and give your hair a gorgeous sheen.