How to Take Day Makeup Into Night for Winter

Don't have time to go home and re-do your make up whilst on the go? Not a problem, just read this article and find out how to transform your look in just a few simple steps.

Steps

  1. 1
    Buy a suitable sized make up bag. You will need to be able to fit at least half a dozen items in this bag so make sure it's a good size to fit in all your essentials.
  2. 2
    Start off the day with the bare minimum. For the daytime, you'll want to have not a lot of make up on. Throughout the day, make up will smudge and come away due to sweating, the weather etc. If you're wearing heavy make up, it will be harder to add on to and it won't look very nice.
    • Moisturize your face. In the winter months, your skin will dry out much easier, so apply a generous amount of moisturizer all over your face and down your neck
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    • Prime your face. This step is vital. Primer will not only give you a soft, even canvas to work on, but also keep your make up in place all day.
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    • Apply foundation. Use an oil-free foundation with a light to medium coverage. Apply it all over your face using a sponge, brush or simply your fingers.
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    • Cover and conceal. Conceal all those dark circles and blemishes that you don't want to be seen throughout the day.
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    • Apply a cream blush. Do not apply powder at this stage, only a cream blush. Cream blushes are natural and blend well into the skin. Also, they look more fresh and glowing. In the cold months of winter, you want to liven up your skin a bit, so a cream blush will work great. Use your fingertips to blend a rose or peach color into the apples of your cheeks.
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    • Define those eyes! Firstly, use an eye primer (Urban Decay's Primer Potion is a good eye primer). Then, sweep a beige or any neutral shade all over your lids. Take a darker shade and run this through your socket line to give your eyes some depth.
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    • Draw in your eyebrows. You won't be coming back to your eyebrows later on so make sure they're nice and full. Use a pencil or an eye shadow to shape and define your brows.
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    • Curl your eyelashes well and apply just one coat of mascara. You don't want your eyelashes to be clumpy and when you come back to doing your make up later on in the day, you want it to be easy to apply another coat.
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    • Slather Vaseline or your favorite moisturizing lip balm or butter to your lips. In the winter months, your lips are going to get chapped and sore, so this stage is very important. When you come back to doing your make up you want your lips to be soft and supple. Keep applying a lip balm to your lips throughout the day.
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    Get ready for your night out. It's a few hours later and you want to add some more make up without removing any make up. Here's what you can do to get a more dramatic night-time look for winter.
    • Touch up your foundation. If your foundation has come off a little bit throughout the day then put a pea-size amount of your foundation on the back of your hand and then use your fingers to pat it into your skin. By patting the foundation in, you will get a heavier coverage with not much product.
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    • Sweep on some powder. Get a small compact size pressed powder and dab the powder on your T-zone. You want to make your face more matte and keep your foundation in place. However, avoid putting powder on the tops of your cheekbones.
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    • Apply a little bit more of your cream blush on the tops on your cheekbones.
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    • On top of the medium neutral color that you applied earlier, pat on a shimmery, glitter. Don't overdo it and only apply it to the center of your lids.
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    • Get the same darker shadow as earlier and run some more of it through your socket line. As well as putting more through your socket line, also apply it to the outer thirds of your eyes to make your eyes look more dramatic.
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    • Grab a gel liner and line away. As you didn't apply liner earlier, you can now take an angled brush and run a thick line across your lash line. Wing it out at the end and then take a Q-tip and blend the black upwards. Once you've blended it, take the liner and line your lash line again, do not blend the second time around.
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    • Brush on another couple of coats of mascara.
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    • As you've been applying lip balm throughout the day, your lips will now be ready for lipstick. Apply a light pink or peach colored lipstick. As the eyes are now quite dramatic, you want to tone the lips down. A light color will help to do this.
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Tips

  • Try to find travel size versions of the products you use.

Things You'll Need

  • A make up bag (the items below are the things you'll only need for the evening)
  • Your normal foundation
  • A compact pressed powder
  • Cream blush
  • Dark eyes shadow -in brown, black/brown, dark gray
  • Gel liner in black
  • Q-tips
  • Mascara
  • Liner brush
  • Small pot of eye glitter
  • Lipstick in a light color

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