Winter weddings are fabulous affairs! Even though deciding on your makeup and what to wear can be challenging (hello chilly temps and possible snow!), that doesn’t mean you have to look anything but your best. If you have a winter wedding to attend, be it as the bride or guest, here are 7 winter wedding hacks for looking fabulous bundled up and getting jiggy with it on the dance floor.

Soft Lips

Get ready for your big day (or your friend’s!) and treat yourself with a little TLC. To avoid dried out lips from the harsh winter air, take some time the night before the wedding and exfoliate your lips. Our Lip Exfoliater gently smooths away any dead skin on your lips. Just rub the tube over your lips in small circular motions. Then, gently wipe away with a moist cotton pad. Make sure to apply a conditioning lip balm to lock in moisture, and your lips will be soft and ready for a pop of color in the morning!

Clear and Fresh Face

Fresh, clear, and moisturized skin is a huge win during winter. And just like with your lips, a little treatment is a must for guaranteed flake-free skin. Just remember, it’s best not to exfoliate your face the day before your wedding, especially if you plan on getting a facial. This is something to do a week or two before your wedding. The skin on your face is sensitive and needs time to heal after exfoliating.

Find an exfoliator that works with your skin. Our Gentle Peeling Exfoliant has no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin.

Before going to bed, apply the exfoliator according to the instructions on the bottle. Always remember to avoid applying the cleanser to your eyes, under eyes, and lips!

Afterward, add moisturizer or apply a leave-on hydrating mask for the night. This will provide deep hydration and brighter, smoother skin the following day.

Radiant, Bronzed Skin

The best way to flaunt refreshed skin is to keep your makeup minimal and go for a natural look. Trust us, it’ll make your life worry-free when you’re blissfully dancing out on the floor! Create your base with a hydrating primer and follow up with a lightweight BB cream. To get that natural, airbrushed coverage, blend the BB cream with a damp sponge.

Because we capture all the special wedding moments in a million pictures, you’ll need to make sure you don’t look washed out by the poorly timed flash from a neighboring photographer. Bronzer is a fantastic way to warm up a pale complexion. But because it’s winter, keep it light. A soft dusting is all it takes to bring a little dimension to your features. For some added drama and subtle contouring, apply in the hollows of your cheekbones.

Romantic Smoky Eyes

A soft smoky eye is classy, romantic, and easy to do with our smoky eye tutorial! Check out the video below to learn how to dress up your eyes without going overboard.

Browns, nudes, gold, and silver are the staple eyeshadow shades for wedding eye makeup, but you can add a touch of the wedding theme color to the mix using colored eyeliner. Another eye enhancing trick is to use colored mascara such as brown, navy blue or violet, which adds another dimension to your makeup without looking overdone. Make sure to use a waterproof topcoat! The advantage of keeping the eye makeup subtle is that your lips become the focus and it also gives you the freedom to play around with eye catching highlighter.

Glowy Highlights

The easiest way to be the belle of the ball? Highlight your features for that lustrous glow with a highlighter! When applied to key features like the inner eye corners, cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, and décolletage, your complexion gets an instant glow that befits any radiant bride. And if you want to add a little extra shimmer, dust a silver or gold shimmer eye shadow into the corner of your eyes.

Flushed Cheeks

Add some color to your skin with a touch of warm coral or rosy blush. A soft application of blush instantly livens up the face and will set off your look perfectly when paired with a complementing lip color.

Glossy Nude Lips

Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of wearing bold colors on your lips. Nude lips are a popular winter wedding makeup trend. This look is perfect if you’re aiming for that dewy complexion or if your eye makeup is the focus. Don’t forget lip balm over stains or underneath lipstick to ensure your lips stay hydrated!

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