How To Do Your Makeup When It's Below Freezing Out
Welcome to the time of year when not looking like a piece of ashen, freeze-dried garbage becomes a daily struggle. The wind and cold and radiator terror will endlessly try to undo your best beauty efforts no matter how many serums you apply. Your pricey foundation won’t do you any good when it’s all over your winter accessories (because you covered your face on the walk to work with a scarf to hide the ashen, freeze-dried-ness while cowering in the wind). If you can strike the balance, though, a bit of cold weather can be a good look; nobody does rosy cheeks quite like a freezing wind chill. French makeup artist Yacine Diallo gets this. In fact, she has mastered the art of cold weather makeup in two looks, each of which is simple enough to do every day. Bonus points for the products that actually protect your skin while making it more colorful. You're covered in every sense of the word.
"Samile [our lovely model] is from Brazil, and she never really experimented with makeup growing up," Yacine says. "I wanted to explore with her the possibility of using colors she would probably never reach for on her own—AKA the 'cold' tones: greys, blueish pinks and light beiges." But it's winter in NYC, and that poses a problem. "Samile and I are dark skin girls, and today it’s dry, cold and our bronze-y complexions are definitely a sweet memory from several months ago. So together, we went through my kit and created two easy looks that make us feel pretty despite the cold." She also promises: Winter will be over in no time.