Ever wondered what it feels like to transform from “human” to “glistening human ice cube”? Interested in how to achieve this while also moisturizing the flaky winter skin on your face? If both times you answered yes, allow yourself to be amazed by the winter contouring/coloring strategy of “glacial face” aka FACE GLACE.

What you’ll need:

  • A glass or plastic plate or dish (whatever it is, make sure it’s NOT made of paper)
  • Face lotion
  • Blue food coloring
  • A mixing utensil like a Q-tip, spoon, toothpick, et cetera
  • A couple tissues or cotton balls

How to do it:

Step One

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Scavenge a non-paper dish. On the dish, squirt one pump of face lotion. Next, add six drops of food coloring on top of the lotion. Mix thoroughly with a Q-tip, toothpick, spoon, et cetera. You can always add more coloring later, especially because this look requires layering.

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These are the areas of your face that you are going to want to hit with glace. I tested the other facial sectors, and my advice would be to stay away from them to avoid looking like you are ill and/or a clump of dirt.

Step Two

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The place is here, the time is now. Start with a clean face for the best glace-ing experience. Then, dip just the tip of your finger into your concoction and smear upward along your cheekbone. Let it dry for a little bit so that it is easier to blend. Swipe away from your eyes when applying below your eyebrow. Dab when adding to your eyelid, and don’t get this stuff in yer eyes!

Step Three

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Now, add a little to the crease of your eyelid. Blend it by patting and smearing outward, covering your eyelid and brow bone.

Step Four

Dab away excess glace and pat the areas to blend and help set. (The glace never hardens, but you still want it to look like it is a part of your skin.) I would go light with color and blend well, my pals.

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The desired effect is achieved when your skin looks like it has been frosted over with a blue sheen. Face glace also is super kind and forgiving when it comes to taking it off! Another cotton pad moistened with water, plus a little soap, should do the trick.

Face glace can be made with almost any color. Use blue for the ice cube effect, red for a flush, or green to be a spunky leprechaun. Mixing red and yellow for a light orange will make a bronze(ish) tone that will have ya lookin spiffy for summer ;) but we’ll hop on that train when it comes. ♦