Winter allure: Here’s how to get that make-up routine right

  • Sanjana Barua, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2015 16:11 IST
Be sure to prep your skin, especially with moisturiser in generous amounts, before makeup.

With winters just around the corner, it is time to go fifty shades darker. From mascara overload and matte smoked eyes to bronzer (to counteract dullness) and vampy lips, this season is all about keeping up with ice-kissed days and darker evenings. These wearable looks can be taken to the office, a brunch, a date night, a full on glam party or wherever else you choose!

Be sure to prep your skin, especially with moisturiser in generous amounts, before moving on to your base makeup. Here are five makeup looks to up your winter game.

Bling It On

Use a shimmery colour ( like gold, silver or champagne) on the eyelid, swipe a soft brown in the crease for depth, add a darker brown or black in the outer corner, crease and lower lashline for further definition. Use kohl on the waterline and smudge some on upper lashline. Use mascara. Pair with wine or chocolate brown lips.

Muted Glam

Smear some neutral eyeshadow (mid-brown, champagne, taupe, soft gold, muted silver, bronze, etc.) on the eyelid and under the lower lash line and coat the eyelashes with mascara. Lock this look with a dark lip colour such as wine, garnet, mahogany.

Get The Glint

Wear a thick wing liner. Define your crease with a soft brown eyeshadow. Run a glitter liner/eyeshadow on the lower lashline. Generously coat top and bottom eyelashes; go for fake eyelashes for extra drama. Team this with wintry, vampy lips.

Boldly There

Pop a single glitter eye shadow on the eyelid; or mix two. Define the crease with a darker matte eyeshadow, wear winged liner and coats of mascara. Use a black or white liner in the waterline. Flaunt those vampy lips for a dash of oomph.

Less Is Sultry

Swipe generous coats of mascara on top and bottom lashes a la actor Emma Stone. Pair it with wine, garnet or mahogany lips. Dust bronzer on the hollows of cheeks to warm up the face. For night, pop on fake eyelashes to intensify the eyes.

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