We asked Emmy award-winning makeup artist, Jim DeMarco, how to save yourself from dull Winter skin! He gave us his tried and true must products that deeply hydrate and his best tip for applying makeup on your winter-exposed skin. Jim is also a licensed skin care specialist and works on film, tv, print and weekly on programs like Good Morning America and The Chew. Save yourself from the dullness of January and start glowing!
Winter Product Musts
- Since Winter’s temperatures creates a blustery affect on our skin my top picks are all skin care based. First, a richer moisturizer is mandatory both day and night to replenish and rehydrate. I love Peter Thomas Roths Laser Free Face Regenerator gel. I have normal to oily and breakout prone skin and I use it all the time.Another old cult fave is NARS AQUA GEL HYDRATOR. Its a mask and moisturizer (2 options) with a high concentration of hylauranic acid which instantly hydrates and plumps the skin. You can use the mask over any moisturizer at night to make it penetrate into the deeper skin layers.
- My second must have is superb eye cream with extra hydrating benefits and my top choice would be Skinceuticals Eye Balm which will sooth the under eye’s skin and soften lines of stress and dehydration.
- And my last pick is the tried and true Rose Bud Lip Salve. Everyone needs this day and night under or over lipstick to prevent chapping. (our fav too!)
Applying Makeup to Winter Dry Skin
My best tip is to use a great hydrating primer over a moisturizer before using any makeup products. Put your super matte primers aside and opt for a light and creamy primer that gives radiance to the skin. It will help the skin look “alive” in the midst of frigid temperatures and can work just as well with a little concealer and powder on top. Laura Mercier has a fab primer. Both oil-free and regular have great texture for the winter season. For those on a budget I suggest Elf cosmetics Mineral Infused Illuminating primer. It has a smooth and glidable texture and will light up the skin from within.