Welcome to our Fall/Winter 2018 Beauty Guide. Here you’ll find our best beauty tips for the upcoming season.
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For beauty gurus like you, the change of season inspires excitement and anticipation to change up your look. With warm summer days behind us, we have a lot to look forward to!
Fall and winter is the epitome of beauty and fashion season. This year, we were inspired by runway beauty trends from fashion week. Let’s roll up our sleeves and see what the cool weather has in store for us beauty-wise.
Looking after your skin in cooler weather
The fall season signals cooler temps and drier air. No matter your style, you’ll need to start with a smooth, flake-free canvas for your makeup. This year, we’re talking mega moisture, with the “wet skin” look taking center stage.
Keeping winter skin hydrated
Hydrated skin is the key to looking great as the thermometer drops. Aim to drink eight glasses of water per day, and invest in a quality daily moisturiser. Opt for one with SPF. You may not risk a burn in the northern winter, but it’s always a good idea to protect your skin.
The real secret behind great fall/winter skin is an intensive night cream. A rich formula protects skin from becoming chapped and flaky by creating a barrier between your skin and the dry air around you. Choose one with nourishing emollients and noncomedogenic oils, such as rose hip seed or argan. Bonus points if your night cream contains antioxidants (think vitamin C and E) and other skin-soothing botanicals. Now is the time of year to really invest in a quality nighttime moisturiser. Remember, it’s easier to prevent dry skin than it is to heal it.
Winter makeup looks
Now that you’ve got your skin in tip-top shape, we can move on to makeup. Iridescent face and body shimmer were all over the fall runways this year. For a big night out or cool weekend look, dust some glitter on your cheekbones, décolleté, and collarbone. Don’t be scared of a little shimmer. Today’s glittery powders are more refined than those of yesteryear. Pick one with very fine sparkles that will leave you looking glowy and fabulous. These are perfect for achieving that trendy “wet skin” look that’s popping up everywhere lately — without channeling the obvious sparkles of your eighth-grade school dance.
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Fall and winter is also an exciting time for nail polish. Greige is still having a moment, although this year’s colours lean slightly more dusty blue than years past.
Edgy and unexpected, white polish looks surprisingly beautiful on wintry days. Pair with a cozy cream sweater for a chic, monotone look. Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud is an opaque white polish with just the slightest hint of lilac.
On the other side of the spectrum, dark colours tend to reign supreme as the weather cools. Rich crimson reds and deep plums are classics for a reason.
Fake it, you can't bake it!
When your summer tan has all but faded, look to gradual tanners for a natural boost. There’s nothing wrong with pale skin, but a healthy glow will make you feel radiant if your complexion starts looking a little too washed out. Sallow skin is easily corrected with natural-looking gradual tanning products.
Best of all, you control the level of bronze, so there will be no major tanning oops. Glowing skin with just a touch of colour can be the difference between your coworkers saying you look great vs. asking the dreaded, “Are you sick?”
Gorgeous winter hair
The cooler (okay cold!) weather not only plays havoc with our skin meaning we have to take better care and keep it hydrated, it has the same effect on our hair.
Keeping your home and your showers warm rather than HOT will help to ensure moisture levels are maintained and your hair and scalp in great condition. In the cooler winter months moisture is absolutely key. Limiting the number of times you wash your hair to two or three times a week with a nourishing shampoo, doubling up on the conditioner when you wash, and treating your hair with a hair mask at least a few times a month will replenish the moisture and prevent breakage to make sure it's in tip-top condition and shiny.
Supple winter lips
We all know hydrated skin is top priority in fall and winter, but did you think about your lips? A tinted lip balm can prevent lips from cracking while adding a pop of colour. Burt’s Bees makes a wide range of tinted lip balms for every complexion.
With fall upon us, don’t be afraid to try something new or edgy with your beauty routine. This is the perfect time of year to mix up your look. After all, variety is the spice of life!