It's cold outside—who knew?

It’s cold and dark outside—who knew?

My morning walk to the train is my only alone time with the sun. By the time I’m headed home again, rays are barely grazing the tips of the tallest buildings. I was born in the spring, and sunshine is in my DNA. During winter, I often rely on “summer” makeup as a reminder that brighter days are ahead. Here’s a way to warm up your eyes with a bit of bronze. Consider it armor against daylight savings time.

What you’ll need:

  • A medium-toned brown eyeliner pencil
  • A dark brown eyeliner pencil
  • Shimmery gold eye shadow
  • Mascara

How to do it:

Step One

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Draw a thick line of the medium-brown eyeliner across each lash line, then smudge the color across your lids with your fingers.

Step Two

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Thickly line the outer corners of your eyelids with the dark brown eyeliner. Using your fingers, blend it with the first color. This will give your eyes some dimension, and will make the colors look hazy.

Step Three

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Repeat Steps One and Two on your lower lash lines; except this time, start from the center of your eyes and work your way to the outer corners. Blend the liners with your fingers, then use concealer, if you’d like, to clean up any stray color under your eyes.

Step Four

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Dust a shimmery golden eyeshadow over your brow bones, then in the inner corner and center of each eyelid. The shadow will attract light, make your lids look dewy, and help prevent the liner from smearing during the day.

Step Five

Apply a couple coats of mascara, and you’re all set! I also put on some peachy cream blush, and used the same color on my lips. Don’t be shy with color—how else will we defeat winter? ♦