Ask the Experts: Sam Fine's WInter Beauty Tips

Ask the Experts: Sam Fine's WInter Beauty Tips
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 18, 2010

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Winter is almost officially here—time to switch up your skincare and makeup regimen! Who better to ask for cold weather beauty advice than celeb makeup artist extraordinaire, Sam Fine? Here, the beauty legend takes a break from working with Iman, Queen Latifah and Tyra Banks to give us his top wintertime beauty tips.

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“When the winter rolls around, you’ll need to exfoliate dry skin and wind-chapped skin. Add an exfoliating cleanser into your usual regimen – it’ll bring out a healthy looking glow.” Try Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Daily Exfoliating Cleanser ($9.99, amazon.com)

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“Now’s the perfect time to select a new foundation—not just to match your lighter, non-tanned skintone, but also to add moisture during dry winter months. Go for a creme or creme-to-powder formula to create a flawless, hydrated finish.” Try MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation ($29.50, maccosmetics.com)

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“If your lips are chapped from the cold, you might be seeing discoloration. Before applying lipstick, dab a bit of concealer on your lips and blend—this will create an even tone and a great base for lipcolor.” Try Black Opal Fade & Conceal Concealer ($4.99, amazon.com)

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“Some people think of lip liner as harsh, but that’s so not the case. Try a lip pencil one shade darker than your complexion—this will define lips and keep lipstick from bleeding throughout the day.” Try Rimmel London
1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil ($3.19, ulta.com).

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“When it comes to a great winter lip, go for either a rich nude or a deep vamp, like Tom Ford’s Black Orchid Lipstick ($45, saksfifthavenue.com).”

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“Bronzer is great in the winter—who doesn’t want a year-round glow? For the most natural look, choose a bronzer one shade darker than your complexion, and apply to the perimeter of the face and over cheekbones.” Try Iman Afterglow Bronzing Powder ($14.99, drgstore.com)

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“For winter, I’ve been stocking up on richly pigmented, textured colors like navy and green, which are a great alternative to the traditional black and gray.” Try Laura Mercier Eye Book ($45, sephora.com), a lush palette that comes with deep, winter-perfect shades.

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“A new season is a great excuse to buy new mascara! Here’s a great trick for getting your lashes to hold curl: Apply one thin coat, let dry, curl lashes with an eyelash curler, and then apply two more coats.” Try Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($4.79, walgreens.com)