BEAUTY BAR: Understated Beauty

With winter in full swing, it can sometimes feel like a challenge to dress up and brave the cold. And, while most days it might be easier to layer up and wrap yourself in a blanket scarf to head off to class, wearing something simple and feminine can change up your look. February, although at the heart of winter, presents the perfect opportunity to refresh.

This Fashionista, inspired by February and its inherent elements of romance, takes a fresh approach to beauty, playing with muted colors to add a subtle touch of vibrancy to her look. She keeps her makeup understated with barely-there face makeup, simply using foundation to give her an even base. Next, she adds a touch of blush to complement her skin tone and add warmth to her complexion. She highlights her eyes with a subtle gold eye shadow and a coat of mascara. Finally, she plays up her lips using a muted red lipstick with cool undertones. Her makeup is subtle yet perfectly enhances her look.

Pairing with her makeup, this Fashionista wears a delicate blouse. It’s simple, yet sophisticated. Lightweight with romantic details, working in its simple pleating and wrapped waistline, it carries the same subtle femininity that this Fashionista’s makeup evokes. She also incorporates delicate jewelry, mixing both metals and stones. To balance the look, she adds black jeans, a structured trench coat and her brown ankle boots.

Incorporating both elements of beauty and fashion, this Fashionista creates a fresh and inspired look even in the midst of winter.