By Make-up Artist Mahmoud Rashad
With Cairo’s now infamous cold winters, and its ever buzzing social scene, you do not want to be spotted out and about wearing your finest winter coats and a face that does not match it. While different couture houses took different approaches to this season’s make up looks, we have picked for you the two finest looks with colors that will surely complement your winter wardrobe.
But before we talk colors, always make sure your face is well moisturized and nourished before applying any make-up to your face during winter to prevent your face from looking dull, or even worse flakey.
Dior opted for an olive green, navy blue and soft highlights to complement the shades in one palette. Start off by prepping your eye lids with an eye primer, and apply the navy blue or the olive green on the outer corner of your eyes and smudge softly. Using another eye shadow brush apply the gold highlight in the inner corner of your eyes and blend the two colors together. Pair this look with a nude lip to keep it soft and elegant.
For a bolder winter look; YSL opted for a metallic brown smoky eye, highlighted with a copper cold tone in the center of the eye to make your eye pop out. Start off by dusting the metallic brown on your eye lid using a flat eye shadow brush and then dot a golden tone in the center of your eye using a sponge applicator and blend the two colors together to soften the effect. To give this look the winter twist, dare to wear a dark red lip color to add flair to the mystery of the look.
Primer: Make-up Forever HD Elixir & HD Primer
Eyeshadows: Dior in Garden no. 434
Blue no. 386
Mordore no. 438
Ribon no. 628
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco no. 31