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During the colder months when your skin may become increasingly dry, apply a layer of moisturiser, allowing a few minutes to fully absorb into your skin, before applying another layer – this will to help seal plenty of moisture into your skin before applying makeup.

If you feel during the colder months your skin is looking a bit dull and you’re missing your radiant summer glow, using an illuminating primer or moisturiser will help bring your skin back to life and ensure it looks dewy all year round. Using bronzer to add warmth to your complexion can help to fake a little colour in your face whilst also making your teeth appear whiter, eyes brighter and give you a youthful glow.

This time of year also brings with it the darker shades; the browns, the deep reds and the purples. These shades are perfect for both your eyes and your lips, just remember to balance out the look; if you’re going dark with the eyeshadow, choose something lighter on your lips, and vice versa. You don’t particularly want the flushed look that blushers give, so instead reach for a highlighter that can apply a nice shimmer. It’s also a great time of the year to contour and sharpen your features.




Whilst many moisturisers and foundations offer a degree of SPF protection, it’s best to apply a layer of sun cream before moisturising and applying your makeup to ensure your face is fully protected. It would take numerous applications of an SPF makeup to get the desired amount otherwise, and you don’t want to burn.

During the warmer months you may feel that your makeup seems to slide off your face even before you reach lunch time. Using a primer all over can help your makeup stick better and last longer, and using an eyeshadow primer will also prevent your eyeshadow from creasing. Finish off your look with a spritz of setting spray and your makeup should stay in place for up to 16 hours.

In terms of shades, the warmer months are the best time to show off your flair for makeup; bright colours are the norm, not just your pinks and light purples, but any bright colour you can think of. Again, balance is key, so if you’re wearing an eye-popping eyeshadow, then stick with someone light and playful on your lips. Avoid dark colours that can dull your skin and make you look paler than what you are.

Thank you to Chloe Rowlands, Beauty Expert at for the amazing tips!

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