Model Quinn Cooper / quinncooperstyle.com
BRRRRRRRRRRRRR! This morning I stumbled out into the cold, drunken-hobo style, to truck the meager four blocks to meet my trainer at the gym. It was freezing! 18 degrees in NYC and I had slathered my face with moisturizing oils and caked my lips with Rosebud Salve. Lookout Equinox. But even more than I dreaded having my derriere kicked by Kevin, I dreaded having to go home and makeup my freezing face.
Applying makeup in the dead of winter always annoys me to death. The final result generally stinks. Everything looks dry and cakey and the moisture level is on par with construction paper. So I am throwing in the towel and changing it up for this Arctic season. On the days when it is just too cold to breathe, I will be taking the whole face paint regimen down to only one product. Yep, you heard me. ONE.
Do not get me wrong. I will of course be moisturizing like it is my job and wearing sunscreen like my life depends on it (it does and so does yours). But I am only going to wear lipstick. The power of a bright lip has been underestimated in recent years. Nude lips have been all the rage and in my personal estimation, all wrong. Nothing brightens your face and does more for you than a standout lip. So what are you waiting for chicas? Be bold this winter and give ’em some lip!
There are a zillion choices for lip color out there, but here are a few of my favorites.
Tom Ford Bruised Plum
Tom Ford Cherry Lush
MAC Ruby Woo
Nars Trans Siberian
YSL Fuschia in Excess
Not quite ready for the completely bare face this winter?? Go in for the 3 step face. Black mascara, Touche Eclat under the eyes as concealer / highlighter, and a bold lip. That’s it. Nothing else. You’re done.
*** Touche Eclat is YSL’s genius product that can be used for everything from eye makeup primer to foundation. Every makeup artist in the world swears by Touche Eclat and so do I.
Lip colors are available at saks.com and nordstrom.com.