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Embrace the Tundra with These Frosty AF Beauty Looks

With temperatures dipping low à la Christina Milian and daylight on the wane, sun-kissed skin is little more than a fading, distant memory. Not that this is anything to get choked up about; at least when it comes to makeup, summertime tends to err on the side of basic (and with good reason: an au naturel glow is preferable to a tragic Dali-inspired look brought on by 100-degree weather), whereas fall and winter give you the freedom to try out more audacious looks. Below, find seven perfect beauty looks fit for an ice queen (or you, in cold weather). 

Dramatic Lips

Siren red lips have had their time in the spotlight, and it’s time to move on. This season it’s all about dark and dramatic black cherry hues that creep very close to gothic. The striking look is the furthest thing from subtle, but isn’t that the point? (It is.) For this look, take a cue from Rodarte‘s FW16 show by matching your dark lips with defined brows, asymmetric earrings, and statement outerwear. And if you happen to have a satin belt handy, you’re going to want to toss that on too. 


Blue Lids

Perfect your icy stare with frigid blue lids per Thom Browne‘s FW16 show. The more pigmented the shadow, the better, but beware: apply too little, and you could easily look washed up, old, or simply sick. Instead, you’ll want to apply the shadow liberally, taking it up to the brow bone, the corners of the eyes, and below the lash line. Like so:


Snowy Lashes

This eye-opening look spotted at Jonathan Simkhai’s FW16 show is enough to send shivers down your spine. Ditch your go-to black mascara for little white specks to create the illusion of freshly fallen snow. Makeup artist Erin Parsons told us backstage at the show that the snow is “actually a special effects product they use in movies.” Pair it with freshly-washed locks, natural lips, and lightly blushed cheeks to keep the focus on the eyes.


Silver Leaf Lids

Going glitz just got a lot easier (and cheaper!) thanks to Holly Fulton. Forget about layering on the bling; instead, line the eye crease and brow bone with flecks of silver metal leaf (don’t take our word for it, but we think tin foil would work just fine). It’s scene-stealing, reminiscent of the Tin Man, and (we imagine) easy to take off. 


Graphic Liner

Harsh weather calls for the sort of sharp angles and architectural lines we saw all over the FW16 runway. For an extra frosty feel, fill in those artfully applied lines with a little sprinkling of iridescent shimmer.

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Glossy Details

Lacquered lips can get incredibly sticky, while lip gloss itself tends to evoke images of your preteen self that you’ve been trying to suppress for ages. But glossy eyelids? Now that’s an idea we can definitely work with. The effect is slick and subtle—and all it takes is a quick flick of the sheer stuff for a flawless finish.


Images courtesy of @rodarte, @thombrowneny, @jonathansimkhai, @sambryantmakeup, and @maccosmetics

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