With winter in full swing, you may have noticed that your skin is drier, flakier, and duller. You may also have less motivation to deal with this. We commiserate! But there is good news: The solution to a soft, radiant complexion is actually much faster, easier, and more affordable than you think.
All you really need is the right lip color and blush. “Bright berry makeup colors perk up a dull, mid-winter complexion instantly,” says makeup artist Gabriela Hernandez.
Zoe Saldana is a perfect example. Instead of adding bronzer or shimmer, which would look too fake in winter and easily clump on any dry patches, the glowing actress pumps up her lip color and adds a touch of tint to her cheeks.
Here are three perfect wintertime picks:
1. Lipstick. Skip matte, full-coverage formulas, which drag on dry lips. Instead, try Clinique Almost Lipstick in Luscious Honey, $15, Clinique.com.
2. Lip Balm. Cool-toned rose, pink, and purple tints brighten olive and dark skin. Try Yes to Carrots Color Balm in Soft Plum, $6, yestocarrots.com.
3. Blush. For a subtle lit-from-within glow, pat a cream blush on the apples of your cheeks with your fingers, then smooth foundation over it. Try Bésame Cream Rouge in Crimson, $22, besamecosmetics.com.