5 Must-Haves for a Winter-Ready Glowing Makeup Look

Winter is a challenging season for maintaining a radiant complexion. Cold weather, dry air, and harsh winds often leave skin dull and dehydrated. However, with the right makeup essentials, you can achieve a glowing, vibrant look that defies the season's harshness.  

Here are five must-haves for a winter-ready glowing makeup look: concealer, classic blush, setting spray, lipstick, and a makeup bag.

Concealer: Your skin's best friend

A high-quality concealer, such as THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28 PA++, is essential during winter. The lack of sunlight and cold air can make dark circles and blemishes more pronounced.

Opt for a creamy, hydrating concealer that provides excellent coverage without caking or settling into fine lines.

Apply it under the eyes, around the nose, and on imperfections to create a flawless base. The key is to choose a shade that matches your skin tone or is just slightly lighter for a brightening effect.

Classic blush: The key to a healthy glow

Winter often drains the natural colour from our faces, making blush an indispensable part of your makeup routine. A classic blush instantly revives your complexion, adding warmth and a healthy flush. Opt for shades that mimic a natural winter flush, such as soft pinks, peaches, or rose hues.

Powder blushes like K-beauty ROMAND Better Than Cheek in "Nutty Nude" or ETUDE HOUSE Lovely Cookie Blusher in "Pink Brownie" are excellent options.

Korean blushes are particularly beneficial in winter as they add hydration and blend seamlessly into the skin, giving a dewy finish.

Setting spray: Lock in moisture and makeup

Dry winter air can sap the moisture from your skin, making a setting spray a must-have in your makeup arsenal. A good setting spray ensures your makeup stays put all day and adds an extra layer of hydration and glow.

Look for sprays that have hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin. ETUDE HOUSE Smoothing Face Blur setting spray, is a popular choice for its long-lasting hold and for adding a radiant finish. Spritz your face after applying your makeup to lock in the moisture and achieve a glowing complexion.

Lipstick: Bold and beautiful

Winter is the perfect time to play with bold lip colours. Rich, deep hues like berry, plum, and classic red make a statement and add colour to your look. However, the cold weather is harsh on your lips, making them dry and chapped. Choose lipsticks with moisturising properties to combat this.

K-beauty brands like ROMAND Juicy Lasting Tint or PERIPERA Ink Mood Glowy Tint in "Cherry So What" offer rich colour payoff while keeping your lips hydrated.

Don't forget to prep your lips with a lip scrub and balm like FRUDIA Blueberry Hydrating Honey Lip Balm to ensure a smooth application.

Makeup bag: Stay organised and ready

Finally, a sturdy and stylish makeup bag is a must-have to keep your essentials organised and on hand.

Winter is a busy season with events, so having a dedicated makeup bag helps you stay prepared for any occasion.

Look for a bag with multiple compartments to store everything from concealer to lipstick. A well-organised makeup bag ensures you can quickly touch up your makeup and keep your look fresh throughout the day.

Tips for achieving a winter-ready glow

Here are some tips to enhance your winter makeup look in addition to having the right products: 

  • Hydrate: before applying makeup, ensure your skin is well-hydrated by using a rich moisturiser and hydrating primers, such as K-beauty A'PIEU Start Up Pore Primer.

  • Layering: use lightweight layers of products to build coverage and maintain a natural look.

You can achieve a radiant, glowing complexion that withstands the winter chill by incorporating these five must-haves into your makeup routine and following these tips. Embrace the season with confidence, knowing your makeup will keep you looking fresh and vibrant.

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