Cold and Warm: The Ultimate Winter Make Up Look

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Can you hear Christmas approaching, with thousand silvery bells?
Time for presents, candy canes, hot cocoa and…well, what about throwing ourselves into some traditional winter sport? Let’s say, a ski trip maybe?

As for us, we like our Christmas when the shimmery of fresh snow is faked on our cheekbones, rather than feeling its bite inside our boots. If you too can’t resist the call of some good, old-fashioned Holiday spirit but are more comfortable when there’s a solid distance (and an environment that’s several degrees warmer) between you and the snow, Becca Cosmetics has just the right solution for you.

 Two looks, both different and amazing, created with the two shimmery palettes of the new seasonal launch: the Après Ski Glow Collection. As the name suggests, the nuances of this collection will give you that pretty, blush-y shine that will make people wonder if you just spent your weekend in a relaxing location on the Alps, skiing and having the time of your life.

Both enriched with a festive and elegant packaging, with a mirror-like finish and a frame in white that recalls ice, the two must-haves palette for this collection are, respectively, the Après Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette (45$) and the Après Ski Glow Collection Face Palette (54$).

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Après Ski Glow Collection Face Palette has a pretty light blue packaging. It’s composed of six shades for sculpting and highlighting like a pro: three Skin Perfectors Highlighters (with the most loved Opal), two blushes (Blushed Copper and Winter Berries) and a bronzer for a touch of Vitamin D along the Way.

For the eyes, you’ll find out the flattering power of Après Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette. The round, golden mirror-like packaging screams Christmas, and the shades only support the feeling: seven shades, with satin-matte (that’s the case of the two new winter-themed shades, Toasted Marshmallow and Hot Cocoa) and high-shine (with the great return of the beloved, subtle Rose Quartz) finishes.

And, just like the most thrilling holiday of the year, this Holiday Collection can be split in two, very different but amazing nonetheless, twin souls: cold like the snow and warm like a fireplace.

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The Ultimate Winter Make Up Look

The Cold Look
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Prepping

The Cold Winter Make Up

The first step for a featherlight base is a good primer.
Prep the skin with the Becca Cosmetics Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base. The apricot infused formula will make the skin glow, while the pore-blurring powders will leave the skin velvety soft and even.

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Cheeks

The Cold Winter Make Up

On the high-points we used the highlighter in Icicle, a cold and pearly subtle white with blue undertones.
Just a little bit of this shiny good goes a long way and it brightens the complexion with icy white glitters.

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Under the cheeks we applied a little bit of Bronzer in Bronzed Bondi to chisel the cheekbones and add depth. The microcrystals in the velvety texture make this powder both comfortable and super glowy. As a blush, we used a mix of the two rosy shades: Rose Quartz and Winter Berry.

Eyes

The Cold Winter Make Up

In the inner corner of the eye and under the brows arch was applied as a base the Winter Berry shade, with both pearly pink and glitters, resulting in an amazing icy rose. The outer corner of the eye and the lower lashline were painted in a new cold shade: Toasted Marshmellow. 

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Lips

The Cold Winter Make Up

For lips that look like they’ve just been ice-kissed, we used a shimmery lip gloss that enhanced the shiny and snow-like coldness of the eyeshadow and the highlighter.
Just over the cupid’s bow, to dramatize the upper lip-line and give a touch of light, we applied a touch of Icicle, the frosty nuance also used on the cheekbones and high-points. 

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The Ultimate Winter Make Up Look

The Warm Look
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Prepping

The Warm Winter Make Up

Once again, the base is left simple and relatively flawless, with not too much stress on the perfection of the skin.
The Becca Cosmetics Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base is always an important step; since it absorbs the oil in excess and at the same time hydrates the skin.
It’ll help you deliver a healthy glow, avoiding the risk of a shiny-wet effect.

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Cheeks

The Warm Winter Make Up

The Après Ski Palette offers a lot of choices when it comes to contouring, and it’s easy to make this flattering for any skin tone.
For sculpting, we applied the Bronzed Bondi lightly under the cheekbones and on the nose bridge while adding to the cheekbones an extra kick of warmth and copper-ish glitter with the luminous blush in Blushed Copper.

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To highlight and add a kick of golden tones, we used Opal: a precious white gold with shiny pink undertones. We applied this soft, almost creamy nuance on the cheekbones and the Cupid’s arch.

Eyes

The Warm Winter Make Up

On the eyes, we used three warm shades.
On the inner corner of the eye, we applied a point of gold with Topaz, a golden/coppery shade with a metallic finish.

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To give depth to the gaze and dramatizing it, we darkened the outer corner of the eye with Hot Cocoa, blending it the crease. Hot Cocoa, along with Toasted Marshmallow, is one of the two new seasonal shades that come with the palette: it’s a warm rich burgundy.

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Lips

The Warm Winter Make Up

First of all, we hydrated the lips with a creamy lip balm, to make them soft and lightly sticky.
Then, using the fingers, we applied a golden highlighter in Blushed Copper on the center of the lips.
It gave the lips extra-definition, making them festive and, yet, not too flashy: the perfect balance between precious gold and the subtle shimmer of powder.

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In collaboration with: Becca Cosmetics

Makeup Artist: Martina Altissimo

Model: Giada Bellotto

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