I am just loving these warm, caramel, peachy tones for this winter season! I've added a couple of my fave pics and noted so of the products that i've been using lately to help us achieve some of these looks. If you're anything like me, I'm not a fan of fake tan (I may use it for a special occasion during the winter if I need to) but not everyday…I have a 16 month old now and time is somewhat more limited these days shall we say! If you are opting for a fake tan for your wedding day or special event this Winter, keep it natural with a spray tan and only go for a light coverage on your face.
So, my how to guide for that fresh, relaxed, warm glow that we all crave this season is keep products to a minimal! You don't need a million different products for this look. Go for colours that suit you ladies!! It may mean that you need a new/different shade foundation in the winter to the summer months when your skin naturally gets some some. Don't go over the top with the bronzing…a good quality bronzing powder or BB Cream will give you just enough contour and warmth without looking OTT! Try MAC's Give Me Sun Mineralize Skinfinsih Powder, Matte Bronze Powder and Prep & Prime BB Cream (Beauty Balm SPF 30) If you can also, invest in a good quality blush and bronzing powder brush, i've added my recommendations below. I always like to add a small amount of blush to my bronzer (especially for a day look) just to give that rosy/fresh contrast.
Highlight and contour is the rave at the moment, and however much I wish I had KK's cheek bones its not going to happen! I'm naturally fair skinned and fair haired so I need to make sure when I do my contour that the bronzing powder or BB cream is the right tone (not too ruddy) and blends well without too much effort. MAC's soft and gentle Highlighting powder is perfect any skin tone and apply a small amount to the cheek bones, brow bones and crease of the upper lip to create a subtle pout.
Eye shades are subtle but with a bit of edge to them, You don't have to use a liquid dramatic eyeliner to make your eyes pop, using a smokey knoll pencil and blending brush will help y ou create definition without that strict line. Think of a brightening base colour (neutral shade) and blend with peachy, soft browns, gold, autumnal tones keeping the darker shade to the outer edge of the eye to create contrast. Ive been loving Klara Cosmetics peachy shade eyeshadow (No.24) its got a hint of shimmer to it and blends beautifully.
Two of my fave lipgloss and lip colours at the moment for a lot of my Bridal make ups are MAC's Cremesheen Lipstik in Jubilee and Younique's Lipgloss in Luxe and Klara Cosmetics Kiss Proof Lips gloss in shade 03. My Brides especially have been loving them and love the soft, non sticky feel it has when on the lips. For a more dramatic look go for a coral, burnt orange look on the lips - very in this season and can give your winter look a bit of brightness and fun.
Finally keep your brows natural (but defined), I love to get mine tinted regularly as they are very fair and find that this really does shape and define the rest of my face and makes such a difference when I apply eye make up. MAC do a great variety of brow pencils and powders depending on your preference. Just gently flutter the pencil through the brow hairs and try not to "draw" in a line, you want it to look as natural as possible. Always have a brow brush in hand to keep them in place.
So whether it be a new day to day look, you're a bride to be or maybe you have a special event in the coming months ahead, give some of these tips a go! and I hope you enjoy your new warm and radiant winter look this season.