Posted in Makeup on April 22, 2015 by

Winter is coming. I can feel it in my cheekbones. And as the temperature drops, skin descends into stereotypes like dull, pasty and lacklustre.

Besides moisturising like a maniac, there’s a much easier way to add warmth, tone and life back into your face. The shortcut: Bronzer.

The key is making your winter sun-kissed glow look natural. No one’s going to believe those tanned streaks on your cheeks when the sun’s been M.I.A. for days. And, while contouring techniques remain the same, applying bronzer in winter is less beach-babe-forever and more woman-of-mystery.

To achieve this, ensure bronzer is subtle and applied light-handedly. If you’re anything like me, you love tacos, and also, your skin gets a shade or two lighter over the cold period. Powder bronzers are a great option for light, buildable coverage so there’s less contrast between your complexion and bronzer. You can also try wearing your existing bronzer under translucent powder for a filtered approach.

Otherwise, consider investing in a new shade for the winter season. Here are our top three picks of the bunch…

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NARS Luxury Laguna Brush ITA Set

As if best-selling NARS Laguna wasn’t going to get a mention. The immensely popular, one-shade-flatters-all matte bronzer is perfect all year round, making it a very worthy investment. This travel-handy set also comes with the iconic NARS Ita Kabuki brush. #easydecisions

Becca Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector

With bronzer, you don’t want to look brown, and you sure as hell don’t want to look orange. This two-tone palette ensures you look neither, by combining the best shades of light and dark bronze to give you loads of dimension. Its creamy powder formula is also a dream to wear.

Eve Lom Golden Radiance Bronzing Powder

This beautiful all-in-one brush and bronzer is ready to go when you are. Perfect for cooler temps, the luminous, ultra-fine formula contains Berry Flux Vita, an antioxidant that nourishes the skin and is anti-ageing. Makeup that doubles as skincare? Yes forever.

So, who’s up for keeping bronzer alive this winter?