Stay warm and stylish with these tips from Ron King

Cat Eyes

Go for a cat-eye effect to make your eyes pop

Winter is in full effect. And according to my friends in NYC, the northeast, and other parts of the country, we are in a bit of a pickle with the weather. Over two feet of snow in some areas of the tri-state region and beyond has accumulated, yet nightlife shows no signs of slowing down. So, what’s an intrepid and fashionable gal to do when heading out in the snow? Below, my fave tips for keeping warm and looking good during snowstorm season to share with your clients:

Wear waterproof makeup. Simple, affordable options abound everywhere and this is perhaps the most important tip I can give. After all, snow is simply water in solid form. If you want your makeup to stay put, opt for waterproof eye and skin makeup especially. A large makeup store that carries a variety of brands might be a good place to start to find colors and formulas that work for you (try Sephora) and will stay put throughout the inevitable snowball fights.

You may also want to call attention to your lovely face with bright colors and dramatic looks which will punch up your look despite your dreary surroundings. Winter often means parched skin and sallow complexions, but it doesn’t have to. Been wanting to try out a dewy, pearlescent look? Now is the time. It will add punch to just about any drained and stressed face. Simply mix your favorite rich moisturizer with a liquid foundation or purchase a shimmery tinted moisturizer and cream blush to get the look. Likewise, a bright lip or dark eye will ensure you’ll look like a vivacious vixen. I like a classic red in a matte shade or coral for lips. Berry-stained lip gloss works too. For eyes, go for the drama with a gorgeous cat-eye effect in true black or smokey eyes in a shimmery gray.