Be A Snow Queen, Not A Snow Flake: Winterize Your Makeup with Dimitri James

Keep your makeup looking flawless even during a blizzard.
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laura geller cheek sweeps

Another proven method to keep you blusher from disappearing is to first apply a cream blush or bronzer to your cheeks, and face, then top with a very light dusting of your favorite powdered blush and bronzer. This layering technique will make your color cling beautifully all day.

Laura Geller Cheek Sweeps ($15,

Problem: Foundation takes on an orange cast by the end of the day.

There should be an orange “caution” sign for this all too common cosmetic problem.

Solution: Primer!

In winter, women tend to wear more foundation. Women with oilier skins tend to produce more oil in response to the dry, cold air. Oils in foundation and oils from your skin oxidize during the day and turn your base orange. This is why we see that tell-tale orange “line of demarcation” at the jaw line as the day progresses. The solution is using a purple-toned makeup primer under your foundation. The best ones are silicone based for flawless, smooth make up application. Plus, the purple color counteracts the orange in the skin caused from oils oxidizing.

Skinn Cosmetics orchid gel mattifying day treatment seal ($10,

skinn cosmetics orchid gel mattifying day treatment


Problem: When skin is dry, foundation and powder seem to exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles.

Solution: Hydrate!

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Keep skin super hydrated during the colder months. Here’s a great emergency skin rescue tip Dimitri has shared with his Hollywood clientele –first, thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate skin. Then fill a clean sink or large bowl with hot as you can take it water. Add two tablespoons of sea salt to the water and two tablespoons of glycerin. Then splash the skin with this hot sea bath mixture 30 times and you will see even the driest of winter skin look super hydrated and plumped-up smooth!

CVS pure glycerin USP ($2.99,

cvs glycerin usp

Then, add just a drop of rose hips oil to your moisturizer before applying to your face. Adding a drop of essential oil to your moisturizer rather than to your foundation will work better because moisturizer mixed with foundation may conflict with he foundation’s emulsion system and create a less than perfect deposit of pigments on the skin which can create a blotchy look.

The same holds true for concealers – adding a little rose hips oil to your eye cream will soften those little dry lines around the eye and prevent concealer from looking lined. Plus the oil will eventually seep into the concealer and keep it smoother looking all day.

Skinn Cosmetics is a line of premium skin care and color cosmetic formulas developed by professional make-up artist Dimitri James.  Dimitri  is an international hair, skin and beauty expert. His work has been seeon on fashion spreads throughout the world, runway shows and TV Shows such as CSI, The Office, Desperate Housewives and SATC. He is he author of  Becoming Beauty.  Skinn formulates and manufactures all of its own products, using highly active, concentrated natural ingredients and avoiding excess water, fillers or packaging. Skinn is able to offer top quality products at affordable prices – with most products retailing around $30. All Skinn Cosmetics products are available for purchase online.

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8 thoughts on “Be A Snow Queen, Not A Snow Flake: Winterize Your Makeup with Dimitri James

  1. Exfoliation is so important! Especially if you already have dry skin, which i do! I exfoliate once a week and use an at-home microdermabrasion treatment once a week. This really helps my skin through the dry cold winter, especially in combination with a really thick night and day cream!

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