Women wearing winter clothing while wearing winter makeup.

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As glamorous as winter can be, we can all agree it can also be pretty dang dull. The sky is gray, the trees are bare, and the world is quiet. While the world begins becoming a tad more dull, so does our skin. We lose the natural glow, kissed cheeks, and warmth the sun provided, not to mention our faces feel like they’re losing more and more moisture by the day. Losing your glow can feel quite devastating, but don’t worry, because there are tons of glow-enhancing makeup products to save the day. For a full face of radiance this season, choose from the dewy options below.

Futuredew by Glossier ($24)

Winter makeup suggestion, Glossier futuredew.
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Glossier’s oil-serum hybrid is certainly a game changer for dull, dry skin this winter season. Designed to mimic the appearance of your skin after applying all of your serums, oils, and moisturizers, Futuredew provides a glow like no other. Packed with nourishing oils, your face will look radiant and dewy instantly, but never shiny, greasy, or oily. Jojoba, Grape Seed, Evening Primrose, and Rosehip Oils deeply nourish the skin, locking in moisture before applying makeup. With this as your moisturizing base, “dull” won’t even be in your skin’s vocabulary.

Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer by Marc Jacobs ($45)

Winter makeup suggestion, Marc Jacobs
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If your face needs an extra bit of priming, this will surely do the job, leaving you with even more of a glow, if that’s even possible. Infused with five types of coconut, this primer nourishes the skin while smoothing it out, creating an even, softened base for foundation.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer ($39)

Winter makeup suggestion, BECCA Backlight Priming Filter.
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If coconut isn’t your thing, opt for this Becca primer, instead. Made with three unique pearls, vitamin E, and licorice extract, your face will be hydrated, primed, and extra glowy. Acting as an instant filter, this primer gives the skin a softened, blurred, glowing base, leaving you radiant and lit-from-within.

Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani ($64)

Winter makeup suggestion, Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani.
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Once moisturized and primed, it’s finally time for the true base: foundation. Winter isn’t the time of year to play around with a mattifying foundation, as your skin will be desperate for hydration. The Luminous Silk Foundation, though, is everything your skin needs during the cold, dry months. Micro-fil technology is used to give the skin a translucent radiance, flawless finish, and second-skin effect. Buildable up to medium coverage, this luxe foundation enhances your glow all season long.

Ambient Lighting Blush Palette by Hourglass ($58)

Winte makeup suggestion, Ambient Lighting Blush Palette by Hourglass.
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A beautiful collection of four blushes, this palette will warm up your face all season long. Mimic summer’s sun-kissed effect with a gentle swirl of these powders, giving a flushed luminance to the cheeks. Whether you want a touch of pink or a soft nude, this palette provides the staple shades for a beautiful wintery look.

Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip Gloss and Highlighter Set by Fenty Beauty ($24)

Winter makeup suggestion, Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip Gloss and Highlighter Set by Fenty Beauty.
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Of course, no radiant look is truly finished without a delicate touch of highlighter and a generous coating of lip gloss. Thanks to Fenty Beauty, you can get the best of both worlds with this blush-pink set. The extra-fine highlighter formula makes it the perfect final addition to a full face, gracing your eyes, nose, cheekbones and collarbones. Finish the look off with this set-exclusive gloss shade, $weet Mouth, for a beautifully rosy look.

It’s easy to feel dull and gloomy in the winter, but your face doesn’t have to look like it. Give your skin an extra glow all winter long with these radiant makeup essentials.


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