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Makeover Your Makeup Bag for Winter

There is literally an unending supply of new beauty products hitting the shelf constantly. I think about what it was like, say 50 years or so ago, when the choices were much more limited. If you wanted to be creative with lipstick, you picked out a red shade — and the same went for nail polish as well. These days, you can rock nearly any shade under the sun, if worn correctly. It makes it much more fun to experiment and change up your look!

The key to picking out new shades for winter is to stay in the warm tones: think jewel shades and rich, luxurious colors. The warmth from those colors will help warm up your face. And don’t go overboard with too many trends in one look. If you want to wear a bold lip, keep the eyes simple and classic. Conversely, wear a nude/pink lip with a smokey eye. And, in my personal opinion, keep the glitter/sparkle to a bare minimum!

These are great products to start with to makeover your makeup bag this winter!

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  • Nars Eyeliner 2 of 8
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    Add a metallic liner into the mix to spice up your typical eye makeup look!

    Buy it at Sephora for $24

  • Nars Eyeshadow 3 of 8
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    Look for dark, pigmented colors for your smokey eye at a holiday party. Navy, plum, grey and chocolate brown are great alternatives to black.

    Buy it at Sephora for $34

  • Benefit’s Watt’s Up! 4 of 8
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    A highlighter is essential for "waking up" tired, dull skin. It will give you a seasonally appropriate glow. Grab this instead of reaching for bronzer.

    Buy it at Sephora for $30

  • Tarte Lip Exfoliant 5 of 8
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    Don't underestimate how much you need to care for your lips as the weather turns colder and drier. Your lipstick will both last longer and look better!

    Buy it at Sephora for $16

  • Sephora Polish 6 of 8
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    Break away from the typical colors and try a dark, smoky green nail polish for your manicure.

    Buy it at Sephora for $5

  • Philosophy Hope in a Jar Night 7 of 8
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    Now is as good as a time than ever to introduce a night cream into your beauty routine. Keep your skin supple and hydrated!

    Buy it at Sephora for $48

  • Revolution Lipstick 8 of 8
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    Forget the classic red lip and try a deep, berry shade for winter. Test a few out to find the right level of darkness for your skin tone!

    Buy it at Sephora for $22

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