The trends this winter are all about combining dazzling with playful. The key is to create a balanced look by focusing on one detail, whether it be hair, eyes, lips, or nails. Apply a daring look to that one element of your style, and play it cool with the others. You can get the right balance of down-to-earth style and bold colour with our list of top winter beauty trends.
Bold eyes and playful hair
Winter is the time for all things shiny and joyful. It’s the perfect time to try out metallic sparkly eye shadows or glitter eyeliners in frosted shades that mimic the look of tinsel and snowflakes. Complement the metallic glitter with black eyeliner close to the top lashes and black mascara. To keep the look from being too much, pair it with loose, tousled hair. A low bun or messy ponytail works perfectly and looks like you’ve let loose to play in the snow.
Try it with: NYX prismatic eye shadow in Frostbite and Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry
Noticeably flushed cheeks with berry lips
Cold weather naturally brings out the glow in your cheeks, but even if you’ll be warm by the fire you can wear the look of having just come in from the cold. Use concealer to brighten the under-eye area. Then, brush highlighter over the tops of your cheekbones to give a more radiant glow. Next, apply a sheer, rosy cheek stain to the apples of your cheeks. Finish the look with berry lipstick that brings holly to mind and contrasts with your bright complexion.
Try it with: Benefit Cosmetics Benetint cheek stain and Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Magnolia
Classy curls and nude lips
If you’d like your hair to be the star of the show at your holiday party, you can’t go wrong with feminine curls. Blow out your hair for volume and use a large-barreled curling iron for big, loose curls. Only wind your hair around the barrel about halfway up the total length. Pair the look with shiny nude lips that look moisturized and naturally beautiful.
Try it with: Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 and Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Walk of Shame
Short, rounded nails with shimmering blue polish
Fortunately for those of us who find long nails impractical, short nails are the hot trend this year. They give you a chic but down-to-earth look that can be worn by anyone. Add holiday dazzle to your nails with shades of bright or metallic blues. Although green and red are classic holiday season colours, blue has been making its way into the winter scene recently, and it works well with any skin and hair tones.
Try it with: Butter London nail lacquer in Giddy Kipper
Matte nails in mauve or gray
If you’re looking for a more edgy look for winter, the matte nail trend is just heating up. Make it a bold look with colours that are seldom used, like gray. Or, bring a more feminine edge to your bold nail style with a medium to dark mauve. It’s still edgy, but easier to wear with different styles.
Try it with: Essie nail polish in Chinchilly or Island Hopping with Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat
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