This makeup look is about making your skin appear as if you’ve been exposed to wind chill. No cold temperatures are involved; you only need a few makeup products to achieve this look.
What is the cold girl makeup look?
Think blushing cheeks, frosty pink lips, and a perfectly matte, blurred base. Cold girl is a medium between the clean girl and the cool girl aesthetics.
The makeup tutorial is centered around a theme called “COLD GIRL,” emphasizing a winter-inspired look.
- The makeup artist stresses the importance of priming the face to help makeup adhere evenly and last longer.
- The tutorial starts with eyebrow shaping, using a brow gel that is likened to super glue for its strong hold.
Foundation and Blush
- Given the summertime in Australia, the makeup artist deliberately chooses the lightest foundation to create the appearance of not having seen the sun in weeks.
- The blush application involves using an orangey-red cream blush to achieve a flushed, cold-weather look, with a focus on the nose area.
Contouring and Highlighting
- The makeup artist uses powder bronzer strategically, avoiding a sun-kissed appearance, and opts for a cool-tone pink blush called “winter kiss.”
- The highlighting process includes layering various highlighters, with a particular emphasis on achieving an icy, iridescent glow for a frozen look.
- The eye makeup features neutral tones, gradually getting darker with cool shades.
- The artist applies shimmer and iridescent pigments, including purple and silver, to achieve a bright, glittery effect.
- Mascara is applied liberally to both top and bottom lashes to create a spiky and dramatic look.
- The makeup artist completes the look with a lip oil, giving the lips an icy gloss appearance.
- The lips are described as a key element in achieving the overall “cold girl” aesthetic.