Deep freeze 12 winter makeup looks for cold-weather glam
The contoured lids at Valentino F/W ’12
Get the look: Line the top and bottom lash lines with MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee. Apply a light grey shadow to the lids and a mauve shadow in the crease and along the lower lash line. Finish with black mascara.
The Downton Abbey beauty at Ralph Lauren F/W 1’2
Get the look: Perfect your skin with Estée Lauder Double-Wear Light Foundation, followed by powder across the T-zone. Enhance the eyes with mascara and straight lines of black eyeliner on the upper lash lines. Finish with lip balm on the lips.
The textured eyes at Rag & Bone F/W ’12
Get the look: Apply Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow in Not Just Nudes to the lids. Layer Revlon ColorStay Crème Gel Eye Liner in Black, Revlon Luxurious Color Eye Liner in Black Velvet and Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black around the eyes, focusing on the lower lash line. Finish with black mascara.
The dewy nude face at Gareth Pugh F/W ’12
Get the look: Layer MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation on top of MAC Strobe Cream to create a lit-from-within, dewy finish. Dab MAC Futuristic Cream Cake and Pink Opal Pigment on the eyelids and blend MAC Lipsticks in Morange and Crosswire, plus MAC Lip Conditioner, to enhance cheeks.
The oxblood ombré lips at Gucci F/W ’12
Get the look: Create a base using CoverGirl Outlast All-day Lipcolor in Sweet Burgundy. Mix together and apply CoverGirl LipPerfection Lip Liners in Sophisticated and Sublime. Apply CoverGirl LipPerfection in Hot to the centre of lips and finish with a top coat of CoverGirl Outlast All-day Lipcolor.
The matte red lips at Jonathan Saunders F/W ’12
Get the look: Apply MAC Pro Chromagraphic Pencil in Basic Red. Pair with fresh, flawless skin (perfected with MAC Face and Body Foundation and MAC Medium Deep Mineralize Powder).
The electric blue lashes at Stella McCartney F/W ’12
Get the look: Apply CoverGirl LashBlast 24HR Mascara in Very Black. Next, mix a blue pigment with CoverGirl Professional Natural Lash Mascara and the blue shadow from CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadow in Tropical Fusion, and then apply with a clean mascara wand.
The glittery pink pout at Moschino Cheap & Chic F/W 1’2
Get the look: Define and contour the lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Soar. Create a vivid pink by blending together MAC Paint Sticks in Magenta and Pure White. Apply to the lips, and then use a lip brush to gently press MAC Pro Glitter in Pink over the top.
The green smoky eyes at Jason Wu F/W ’12
Get the look: Smudge MAC Pro Chromagraphic Pencils in Marine Ultra and Landscape Green into the upper lash lines and upwards into the crease. Highlight the crease with MAC Eye Kohl in Minted, and then add dimension with MAC Pro Pigment in Kelly Green and MAC Eye Shadow in Club. Apply MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz along the lash lines, and then deepen with MAC Crème Liner in Black.
The ’60s-style liner at DSquared² F/W ’12
Get the look: Create a contour in the crease of the lids with MAC Eye Shadows in Espresso and Wedge. Apply MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder along the upper and lower lash lines, and then trace over it with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, extending outward and upward to create a feline effect.
The silver metallic shadow at Chanel F/W ’12 Couture
Get the look: Sweep Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Furtif all the way around the eyes, and then line with Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense. Trace Chanel Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil in Clair along the inner waterlines to open up the eyes. Finish with black mascara.
The après-ski glow at Michael Kors F/W ’12
Get the look: Use a damp foundation sponge to blend Shiseido Lacquer Rouge Lipstick in Drama along with a dab of Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation (to add brightness) on to the apples of the cheeks. Use the same lip colour on the lips.
Brrr! It’s freezing outside—but that doesn’t mean your makeup has to get the cold shoulder. In fact, it’s often easier to get more experimental with cosmetics in the wintertime, since you don’t have to worry as much about looking overdone or having your liner or foundation melt off in the heat. And here’s where we come in… the inspiration part! Suggestion: browse through these pics and then recreate one (or three) at home to beat the chilly-weather blues. Maybe you’ll lust after winter standbys like Michael Kors’
rosy cheeks or Gucci’s
moody dark lipstick. Or if eyeshadow’s more your thing, how about Jason Wu’s
Pantone emerald green or Chanel’s
ethereal silver? Even more dramatic—but insanely fun—would be some Stella McCartney
-style blue mascara or a Moschino Cheap & Chic
metallic lip. Just make sure to prep first with these tips to care for dry winter skin