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As the days get colder, the season of winter brings a great time to experiment with beautiful winter makeup. Winter makeup is unique in itself because the colors and pigments can be rich and playful. It’s also a great time to get creative with eyeshadows and lipsticks.

To start off, sticking with warm, inviting tones is a great way to absolutely nail a winter makeup look. Winter is the time to turn away from the beautifully bronzed, glowy look and get into the smokey eyes and deep red lips. Below are our must have products and steps to achieve a full-face of glam winter makeup. 


Step 1: Primer

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer


Before creating a beautiful winter makeup look, it is essential to create a base that will allow your products to last all day. The Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer glides on the skin with a gripping texture. The product has hyaluronic acid, which helps foundation and other products to stick. Apply this after your skincare routine and wait for it to dry before putting on foundation.

Step 2: Foundation

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+


It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is not only a foundation but also a long-lasting, full coverage CC cream. This product has been a fan favorite for many years because of the excellent texture and added skincare. An anti-aging hydrating serum is included in this that will allow your face to stay plump and soft all day. Pair this with the Milk Hydro Grip Primer, and your face will be blemish and wrinkle free all day.

Step 3: Concealer

Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer


It is no secret that Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez was a success as soon as it hit the stores. Her products are fantastic for winter makeup because they are medium-coverage and leave a radiant finish. The Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer leaves a beautiful glow and brightens the under eyes while not leaving a cakey texture that emphasizes fine lines.

Step 4: Contour

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick 


At Successible Life, we are fans of Fenty Beauty and pretty much anything Rihanna does. One thing the queen does best is contouring. A cream contour is a great way to subtly achieve a snatched winter makeup look. The Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick glides on the skin beautifully and blends to perfection. Use this contour stick wherever you want to see shadows, including near the hairline, below the apples of the cheeks, or on the jawline. 

Step 5: Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder


Now that all of the creams and liquid makeup products are applied, it is time to set the face. A winter makeup look can be somewhat matte, but it is important to keep the face from drying. However, the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder is lightweight and non-drying. Apply this with a big fluffy brush all over the face to set the products from previous steps. 

Step 6: Bronzer

NightLite Bronzer Powder by ILIA


The NightLite Bronzer Powder by ILIA is a loose powder that blends effortlessly into the skin and lasts all day. Being over dramatic on the bronzer will take away from the beauty of the winter makeup look. Apply this product sparingly wherever you want to look a little extra sun-kissed. For example, apply on the apples of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and on the forehead. 

Step 7: Blush 



While Kylie Jenner’s signature lip products may not suit everyone, her powder products are outstanding. The Kylie Cosmetics Blush comes in a great range of shades that are perfectly pigmented. They last all day and apply smoothly. Using a fluffy brush, apply this powder to the bridge of the cheekbone on top of where you applied your bronzer. Sweep this across the tip of the nose and on the forehead to elevate your winter makeup look. 

Step 8: Highlight

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil


Rihanna just dropped her stunning Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil highlighters, which are gorgeous for a winter makeup look. Use this on your body, as a highlighter, or as an eyeshadow for a shimmery glow.  The color “How Many Carats?!” is icy and radiant, making it perfect for a cool winter makeup look. 


Step 9: Eyeshadow

Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Chilled Palette


Winter makeup looks are the best for experimenting with deep eyeshadow tones. Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Chilled Palette can be intimidating at first glance. In order to achieve a smokey look, start with the shade “Relax” with a fluffy eyeshadow brush all over the eyelid. Next take the tone “Burn” with a small rounded brush and blend it into the crease. Take the shade “Natural” with a packing brush and pack it onto the eyelid below the crease. Finally, apply the shade “Goddess” into the inner corners of the eyelid. Deep greens are especially beautiful for a winter makeup look. Another great thing about this palette is it allows for experimenting. Try the more intense shades for a colorful eye look.

Step 10: Liner

KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner


KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner comes in the blackest of black. ‘Trooper’ is the name of the color of this liquid eyeliner. A black wing liner will create a deeper smokey eye for your winter makeup look, which can make for a great contrast to the greens in the eyeshadow palette. An eyeliner like this is ideal for any full glam look like this one. 

Step 11: Lashes

Ardell Lash Demi Wispies


Lashes are the ultimate product for a full glam winter makeup look. While you might be reluctant to wear false lashes for every occasion, there are ways to make the Ardell Lash Demi Wispies look more natural. Cutting the ends of each lash strand will allow you to create the look that you want. 

Step 12: Brows

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+  Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel


This winter makeup is a more intense look. To offset the eyeshadow, use the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+  Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel for a slight tint and eyebrows that will stay in place.


Step 13: Lip Liner

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner


Charlotte Tilbury is known for outstanding lip products. The Lip Cheat Lip Liner in the color “Pillow Talk Intense” is a trending product on social media right now because of its ability to be a base for all other lip products. The formula is smooth and hydrating, which will create a base for long lasting lip duos or trios.

Step 14: Lip Stick

PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance Lipstick


A deep red lip will finish off the winter makeup look and compliment the green eyeshadows nicely. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Vendetta is a rich red with a matte finish. The pigment is flawless, and the formula is creamy.

There you have it! A full-glam winter makeup look with stunning tones of greens, blues, and reds. Not only is this look fun to do, but it is also fittingly glamorous and warm for the whole winter.