FALL INTO WINTER
Transitioning from fall makeup to winter makeup requires a few minor tweaks to go from the warm and cozy looks of autumn to a more icy, rosy winter look. When I think of winter makeup I immediately think of a cool, pearly highlight paired with soft berry lips, and an altogether softer look, whereas fall is our chance to go for more bold and daring looks with deeper, darker shades.
One easy change in your makeup routine is to go from a warm blush in the fall to a cool tone blush in the winter. It gives you that look of having just come in from the snow with that rosy flush in your cheeks! Taking your EcoTools Tapered Blush Brush, dip into something like Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface. It’s the perfect blue-based blush that’ll give you that bright but subtle pop of color on your cheeks.
I would say one of the biggest transitions from fall makeup to winter makeup is in the highlight: In the fall we’re still seeing the golden bronze highlight carrying over from the summer, but in the winter it’s all about that cool, icy highlight! It only makes sense: In the winter we think of things like snow and icicles, so the perfect way to represent that is the glow of a pearly highlighter on our cheekbones. My favorite way to apply any highlight product is with a fan brush, specifically my EcoTools Deluxe Fan Brush which is just fluffy enough to get a nice amount of highlighter on. (Sometimes fan brushes tend to be too sparse.) My favorite highlighting product for winter is without a doubt the Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo. It’s got one white side and one pale pink side, but mixing the two together you get the perfect shade for a cool winter glow. Though it’s an icy highlight, it still carries a touch of gold, making it a versatile highlighting powder for any complexion.
My favorite thing about winter makeup is dabbling in all shades and opacities of berry lip colors! Whether it’s a tinted balm that I apply with my fingers or an opaque lipstick, berry is always the best color for winter. Even though the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee is meant to be a cheek stain, I love using the Berry Bliss shade on my lips, which I just apply with my fingers. If I’m going for something more dramatic and bold, I’ll reach for my Dose of Colors lip creme in Berry Me, which is a deep matte berry shade. Colors like these will make for a very berry Christmas!
The transition from fall to winter isn’t quite as dramatic when it comes to eye makeup. I would say the only thing to use more of are pale shimmery shadows since we’re getting into holiday party season and, of course, New Year’s Eve! Other than that a sleek cat eye is perfect for the winter season, especially since we’re more likely to wear deeper lip colors. Whether you’re creating a more diffused smoky liner look or a sharp winged liner, something like the Flat Eyeliner Brush from EcoTools is perfect for simple but striking eye makeup.
What do you do to switch up your winter makeup routine?
Tapered Blush Brush: http://ecotools.com/brushes/face-tools/tapered-blush-brush
Deluxe Fan Brush: http://ecotools.com/brushes/face-tools/deluxe-fan-brush
Flat Eyeliner Brush: http://ecotools.com/brushes/eye-tools/flat-eyeliner-brush