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Winter Make Up Must-Haves!

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Happy Sunday!

As winter creeps its way closer and closer towards us, it’s time to switch up our makeup looks. Whether it’s adopting darker lip or eyeshadow colours, winter gives us a great excuse to experiment with slightly bolder looks.

A lot of these looks are quite classic and flattering, so don’t worry, there’s nothing too in-your-face crazy! 😉 The flicked liner look can be slightly more exaggerated and thickened in the winter-time, and smokey eyes look fab with it.  Deep plum and berry lip colours are also perfect whether it’s for day or night. Skin tends to look quite dull and flat during the colder months, so it’s the perfect time to make use of highlighters as they give you a nice fresh-faced glow.

Hope you enjoy these winter makeup tips 😉


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So the flicked cat eyeliner look has been around for decades at this stage but we can’t get enough of it. It lifts and defines your eyes, while creating a subtle yet very feminine look.

The ‘Winging It’ liner from Irish brand Blank Canvas Cosmetics is the perfect tool to achieve this look.  Its pointed tip makes it so easy to line your eyes and create a flawless flick. The pen allows you to go for a thin natural looking line or if you press down quite hard when using it, you can create a thicker more sultry looking line and flick (quite like the Old Hollywood actress look, which I love!). It gives off an extreme black colour, which is ideal. It’s also long-wearing and smudge-proof so you won’t have to worry about sporting Panda eyes later in the day!

Blank Canvas Winging ItBlank Canvas ‘Winging It’ Eyeliner – (Buy here)


smokey eyes

Soft brown smokey eyes are the perfect autumn/winter look. The warm tones are flattering on essentially every eye colour – making blue and green eyes pop and creating a beautiful look on brown eyes.

The L’Oréal Color Riche Quad in Infinement Bronze is actually so handy as all the colours you need to do a brown smokey eye are in it. It’s usually a good idea to blend the darkest colour in the crease of your eye and applying the lightest colour as a highlight on your brow bone and your inner tear duct. Put on lashings of mascara to define and open your eyes and if it’s an occasion or you’re going out, why not add some falsies for extra effect?
smokey eye products

L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes So Couture Mascara – (Buy here)

Ardell ‘Demi Wispies’ False Lashes – (Buy here)

L’Oréal Color Riche Quad in ‘Infinement Bronze’ – (Buy here)


dewy complexion

With the colder frosty weather, usually comes tired, dull looking skin. If you’re skin is prone to becoming more dry and flaky, it’s always a good idea to invest in a really good intensive moisturiser to keep your skin soft and hydrated. Highlighters are a great way to cheat the fresh-faced healthy looking glow when wearing make up.

As a lot of you may already know, I’m a huge fan of theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer. It’s perfect for dusting along the cheek bones and even down the bridge of your nose – it comes out amazing in pictures also, which is always a plus 😉 MAC’s Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Soft & Gentle’ is also a favourite of many professionals and is flattering on any skin tone. To make sure your make up won’t budge, NYX have a brilliant Dewy Finish setting spray that not only keeps your make up in place, it also helps create a dewy looking complexion.

dewy products

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter – (Buy here)

 MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft & Gentle’ – (Buy here)

NYX ‘Dewy Finish’ setting spray – (Buy here)


dark winter lips

One of the most common make up looks that is a huge trend every winter is without fail, dark lips. Deep plum, berry, burgundy or red shades are always great for the festive months. I love Maybelline’s Color Drama lip pencil in ‘Berry Much’ – it glides ono the lips (it’s so soft!). It’s really quite a handy little pencil – you can use it to line your lips as well as fill in your lips. At only €6.49, it’s definitely something to try out!

Maybelline Color Drama Lip Pencil in ‘Berry Much’ – (Buy here)

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