How To: Look Good on the Slopes
Snow Bunnies are Sexy!
I’m in Colorado for the week and I am being a typical California girl in the snow, freaked out and way under dressed lol! Although it’s a bit daunting, I’ve picked up on some great tips, so this post is dedicated to the ladies who are struggling to look cute on the slopes this Winter.
Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen. In fact, snow reflects 80% of the suns rays so you actually need it more! Choose a waterproof sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin and eliminate the risk of looking like a lobster later on in the cabin.
Every time I go snowboarding I wind up soaking wet, probably because I spend half the time on my butt post fall lol! Obviously, when snow melts it becomes water, so it’s common sense to choose waterproof makeup before hitting the slopes to reduce the risk of your mascara running and you eyeliner rubbing off. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara has a really good waterproof version. Smashbox’s Jet Set eyeliner is a great waterproof formula and MUFE’s Aqua Eyes eyeliner does not budge!
Skip the Blush-
When it’s cold outside, your skin will naturally start to flush. When you’ve been snowboarding or skiing, not only are you exposed to the cold for long periods of time but you’re exercising too! Chances are you will have perfect “just-been-skiing” cheeks naturally!
Less is More-
Don’t over do the makeup!! Snowboarding and skiing are essentially EXERCISE, so it’s really just more of a hassle to get dolled up. If you are one of those girls that won’t go out of the house without makeup, or if you have a sexy snow date you need to look hot for, keeping the makeup light can still look super pretty! Opt for a shimmery champagne colored shadow to apply to your whole eyelid. Apply your waterproof eyeliner on the upper eyelid and top it off with several layers of waterproof mascara. If you usually wear bottom eyeliner, keep it lighter than usual because it will most likely start to run, making you look like a raccoon. Remember to skip the blush and apply a lip stain to your lips to reduce the need for constant touch ups!!
Control Your Hair-
Long, flowy hair looks amazing on the slopes, until you’ve finished one run, and now its a wet, tangly mess! Do yourself a favor and get rid of the hair. Tie it up in a high ponytail with a sexy bow, or go for a sportier look with two side braids. For the easiest, most low maintenance look, put on a cute hat and be done with it!