Winter Makeup Tips – Get Set For Glamour!

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Shonagh Walker

Lifestyle Writer

Jun 30, 2023

I recently had a chat with my long-time pal and maquillage mentor Stephen Adderton, founder of Adderton Beauty about winter makeup.

I like to call Stephen the ‘Francois Nars’ of Australia. He’s strikingly handsome, innovative, creative, gives great make-up for any occasion and has created a line of premium cosmetics that would make any Nars aficionado swap in a second (side note: I live for his foundations).

Anyway, here’s what we unravelled in our chat about winter makeup!

1. Winter Makeup Has Star Quality

“Girls are so lucky,” says Stephen, as he paints a Hollywood red lipstick over my pout. “Winter 2021 is seeing a revival in Hollywood Vintage Glam. It is so fun, particularly after we’ve been wearing masks and living in lockdown. Now, it’s time to have fun with deep, glamorous hues reminiscent of the Golden Days of La-La Land!

“Look for a long-lasting, richly pigmented ‘Movie Star’ stain for your lips, but ensure it hydrates at the same time. Apply using a brush, to ensure precise results and minimise bleeding. Remember always to blot with a tissue too. This helps prevent lippy ending up on your teeth. If a big bold red is too much for you, opt for a strong coral hue, which suits all skin tones and be equally as dramatic without being so ‘look at me’.”

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Adderton Lipstick in Hollywood is enriched with anti-oxidants, lanolin and Vitamin E to soothe and heal dry, chapped lips. Its hydrating formula is creamy with a silky texture. Packed with moisture, it has great staying power.

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Bourjois Fabuleaux in Bohemian Rhapsody offers a more subtle take on Hollywood glam!

2. Purple Is The New Black

It suits that purple is the hottest colour for eyes in winter. Did you know the Elizabeth Taylor used to wear purple eyeshot to enhance the incredible blue of her eyes? It’s the kind of colour that does that for everyone. Stephen says, “simply brush the complete lid contour, then simply wing the colour out. This has the effect of lifting the eye contour and thus, giving maximum impact.”

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* Adderton Party Girl Triple Eye Shadow Palette.

Adderton Party Girl Triple Eyeshadow Palette allows you to play with different tones or purple, from bold and bright to more subtle.
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Clarins Satin Eyeshadow in Purple Rain is a cream eye shadow that applies easily, leaving a satin finish that is long wearing and won’t crease.

3. Eyeliner is essential

4. Lashes are thick and dramatic
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Arbonne Speaks Volumes Mascara in Black has a smudge resistant, buildable formula, with Green Tea, making it perfect for even sensitive eyes 
5. Skin is a soft, luminous matte

“For winter makeup, opt for a complete foundation formulation that covers and hides any imperfections, offering the perfect canvas that has staying power.”

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Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear offers 24 hours of full, transfer-free coverage while at the same time remains treatable and fresh looking.


By Shonagh Walker

Lifestyle Writer

Shonagh Walker is a multi-award-winning lifestyle writer and author specialising in beauty, health, fashion, travel, pets and animals. Her career spans over 30 years, and she can't recall a day during that time, where she hasn't been excited to get to work!



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