We have had a couple of snowy days recently, and I just couldn't help going out and snapping a few pics in our "winter wonderland". Where I live, snow is not a typical thing so as soon as a couple flurries fall down to the ground, everyone is already out there trying to savor it as much as possible. I hate to admit that I am no different and I was already building a snowman at about 11PM a few days ago...oops. Anyway, while I was out there this morning, trying to make snow look as artsy as possible, I realized that everyone is probably going to be out taking pictures, and everybody needs some pretty, snowy makeup to wear in those pictures.
I hope that got you into a wintery mood (if you weren't in one already), now onto the actual tutorial. In the wintertime, you have to remember two very important things, the first is moisturizer and the second is sunscreen. The cold air can easily strip your skin of it's natural oils and dry out all the moisture that is already there. Using moisturizer DAILY can replenish all the moisture that the winter air strips from your skin and create a barrier that protects your skin from drying out again. Now onto sunscreen, for some reason it's common knowledge that during the winter the sun isn't "as strong" or isn't "as dangerous". Well, I hate to say it but it is, and as much as we hate wearing sunscreen, we still have to do it. The good news is that most foundations now have SPF in them so you don't necessarily have to wear an additional layer of product. Try to get at least SPF 15 but if you are really prone to sunburn or winterburn then try to get SPF 30.
Use a moisturizer that works for your type of skin (I'm using Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer for Combination Skin. If you have some dry patches of skin and also some oily areas, I highly recommend this moisturizer. It clears up dry patches and also keeps oily skin under control.