I’ll let you in on a not-so-well-hidden secret: I hate snow. I don’t really know how to deal with it, and I don’t particularly like frozen water being hurled at my face. Partially because it’s COLD and partially because it can totally ruin your makeup.
I’ve talked to you before about products that will stand up to winter weather, and just because the weather is bad doesn’t mean your makeup has to be boring.
Even though I hate the snow, I still appreciate how pretty it is and take inspiration from it. This week I wanted to try a snowproof and snow-inspired look. So click through for your complete guide on how to look like a snowbunny!
You Need: Angled Liner Brush
Make sure it's thin because we're lining with shadow today.
You Need: Shadow Brush
Just your run of the mill shadow brush will do just fine.
You Need: Blending Brush
It should be fluffy and blendy.
You Need: White Eyeshadow
Shimmery is better. You can also use silver, but I went with a shimmery white from my big NYX palette.
You Need: Blue Eyeshadow
This is a sample I got from Mary Kay, but I have no idea what this shade is called. It's not navy as it appears, but more of a royal blue. I figured more people have blue shadow lying around than liner so I'm using this as liner. You'll see how in a sec!
You Need: Light Purple Eyeshadow
Any light purple shade will do.
You Need: White Eyeliner
Again, you can substitute silver here, but the white looks great.
You Need: Mascara
Today I'm using Smashbox's Full Exposure, which I love. If you want BIG lashes, this stuff is great.
Prime, Add Your Base And Line
I know that's a lot, but you should always use primer especially if you want snowproof makeup. So, prime your lids. Then apply white shadow or a shimmery shadow you like as a base. Now, dip your liner brush in water and work some blue shadow onto it. I find that this method actually lasts longer than most of my regular eyeliners so that's why I'm doing it. It's a neat trick. Using your angled brush, apply the blue shadow in whatever style you like. I'm doing a cat eye because I always do.
Add Purple Shadow To Outer Corner
Lightly apply your purple shadow to the outer corner of your eye. You don't want it to be too dark, but the light purple adds a nice contrast to the dark blue and feels very wintery.
Use White Liner On Water Line
Use your white liner to fill in your lower water line. Not only does it look like snow, but it also will make your eyes look more open and brighter.
Apply Mascara And White Shadow
Apply a coat of mascara and use your blending brush to dust white shadow onto your lashes. You could also apply glitter if you wanted a sparkly snow look.
I recommend dusting over your eyes with a setting powder just to really make sure everything stays put. You're ready for the snow!
What kind of makeup are you doing for the holidays? Are you doing to try this look? Tell us in the comments!