A ski trip can be the perfect winter getaway. And of course, it’s not just about the skiing—in addition to cruising down the slopes, there’s lots of fun to be had hanging out with friends and enjoying the nightlife your ski resort or the town you’re staying in offers. With so much to do, you probably won’t have much time to get all dolled up after a day spent exerting yourself outdoors. This is where long-wearing and waterproof makeup comes into play. Put a long-lasting foundation, waterproof mascara, and liquid lipstick on in the morning before you hit the slopes and you can bet that it will still look amazing once it’s time for dinner and dancing. Here’s how to look your best while skiing and beyond.
step 1: create a FLAWLESS base
First things first: Use a primer to help create an even canvas for the rest of your face makeup application. Primer can also help the rest of your makeup wear evenly. Since it’s winter and your skin may be looking a little dull thanks to the cold, dry air, use a primer with a radiant finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer. Then, follow up with a radiant finish foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. Use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, to apply your foundation for a seamless finish. Then, use a concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer to hide dark circles, dark spots, and more. Finish up by dusting on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Powder to help set your face makeup.
step 2: add a CAT EYE and GLAM LASHES
Drawing a cat eye has never been easier, thanks to L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Liner Noir. The rich black formula and ultra-fine felt tip allow you to create ferocious feline looks easily. Start at the inner corner of your eye, and draw a thin line along your lash line. At the middle of your eye, begin to thicken the line. Extend it past the outer corner of your eye and flick it up toward your eyebrow. Want a more dramatic cat eye? Extend the line downward from the inner corner of your eye. Meow! A cat eye wouldn’t be complete without lush lashes. So apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara for length and volume. Place the brush at the base of your lashes, gently sweeping it up to the tip.
step 3: finish with BOLD LIPS
Whether you’re winding your way down a steep slope or sipping hot cocoa in the ski lounge, a powerful pout will surely turn heads. Get a long-lasting lip by using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick, which comes in a variety of on-trend shades, all of which will last you all day long. You can’t go wrong with a classic red, and this pairs beautifully with a cat eye.
THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP at the end of the day
So you’ve finished skiing, the party is over, and you’re ready to crash in bed. But before you hit the hay, it’s important to take off your makeup. That’s because sleeping with a full face on can lead to clogged pores and the likelihood of breakouts. Yuck! Opt for gentle cleansing option—like a micellar water—which can remove even the most stubborn makeup without harsh tugging. Micellar water is made up of micelles—tiny oil molecules—suspended in soft water. (Soft water is treated, meaning it won’t contain calcium, magnesium, or other metal cations that could irritate and dry out your skin.)
These little micelles attract makeup, oil, and dirt up and away from your skin—sans any rinsing. All you have to do is moisten a cotton pad with a few drops of the solution and swipe the pad across your skin. Micellar water can replace your facial cleanser, but you can also use it before you wash your face if you feel like you need a deeper clean. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, which hydrates and soothes. After cleansing, don’t forget to moisturize! Use the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin for long-lasting hydration.
And there you have it: a makeup look that lasts all day! For more ski trip-related tips, head on over to our article, Beauty Off Duty: Your Winter Ski Trip Beauty Product Packing List.