Hottest Looks for Winter
Heat up the cold winter days and holiday parties with the season's hottest makeup collections. Women can update their look with new shades of red lipstick, dark eye shadow, shimmering powders and metallic nail polish.
Be Radiant in Red
Red is the color of the season, as seen in the numerous holiday makeup collections revolving around the color.
Clinique's 2008 holiday makeup collection, ``Party Red,'' is perfect for winter dates and holiday parties. Red lips are the main focus, with six new shades of lipstick; Red-y to Wear, Angel Red, Vintage Wine, Party Red, Parisian Red and Cranberry Cream, that would suit anyone's skin tone and preference. The lipsticks come in different formulations such as glossy, long-lasting, all-day shine and matte.
Always remember to match red lipstick with soft muted eye shadows, defined eyes and subtle blusher.
The cold winter weather is always harsh on the skin, especially the face. Protect the skin, not just from the weather, but also from signs of aging, with the new Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer. Having a good foundation is also important, such as the new Supermoisture Makeup, which is ultra-creamy, yet lightweight. It helps keep the skin looking soft and radiant.
MAC Cosmetics also unveiled its holiday collection ``Passion of Red.'' Get a glowing holiday look with MAC's decadent eye shadows and luscious lip colors. Choose from four eye shadow palettes, ranging from warm, cool, classic and smoky palettes.
The MAC VIVA GLAM lip compact includes two shades of lipstick and one gloss in holiday shades. Proceeds from the sale of the VIVA GLAM compact are donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to support people living with HIV and AIDS.
Both eye shadow and lip palettes are housed in snakeskin-embossed metal compact cases adorned with a faux jewel.
MAC also came out with the Adoring Carmine Lip set, which include two full-size lipsticks and 1 gloss in holiday shades in a red makeup bag, perfect as a holiday present.
Women can recreate the season's trendy look with The Face Shop's new makeup collection, ``Fairy Gold.'' With gold and wine as the main colors, the collection features glossy lip colors, gold eye shadows and apricot-colored blush.
The Face Shop released its new line of anti-wrinkle products, MyeongHan Miindo Lyn, to protect the skin from the harsh weather. The MyeongHan Miindo makeup base smoothens the skin, while the foundation helps brighten the face.
To get the bright-eyed look, apply the gold bronze eye shadow on the lids. Then, use the gel eyeliner and jet black Extreme Volume mascara to define the eyes. Lightly apply the Baked Shimmer Apricot blusher on the cheekbones. On the lips, use the wine-colored Diamond Shine Lipgloss for a glamorous look, or the pinkish gloss for a more natural look.
Chanel's 2008 Christmas collection features beige, pink and red colors, accented gold and silver pearly particles. Among the new items are the Les 4 Ombres eye shadow in 79 Spices, and glossy lip colors in Gold Shine and Red Shine.
Chanel also introduced limited edition beige-pink Perlee Rosee and sexy Gold Shimmer nail polishes. Finish off your holiday look by brushing a sweep of the limited edition Poudre Precieuse Or highlighting powder on the face and body for a golden halo effect.