5 January Makeup Staples to Color us Cold

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Another holiday season is behind us, and now that we’ve taken down the tree and cashed in our gift cards, we are left to face the cold bleakness of January. Depressing? Maybe, but perhaps the gloom and greyness of this wintery month can inspire a whole new approach to our daily beauty routine. We’ve scrounged up a crop of our favorite dark and chilly-toned shades perfect for embracing the winter days ahead. You won’t be dreaming of Spring with an arsenal of these pitchy-pretty products in your makeup bag!

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Metal Collection

$7

The latest cream shadows in the Color Tattoo lineup. These five icy shades smudge on creamy smooth and last from morning till... well, morning again. We’re loving the Electric Blue for frigid nights out on the town, and Inked In Pink for a frosty festive daytime approach. These shades are as cold as they are bold, and the lasting pigments give us something to blink about.

MAC Lipstick in Grey Friday

$15

The limited holiday MAC release looks metallic silver uncapped, but slick it on and you’ll realize its sheer finish makes it a perfect pick to grey it up on any day of the week. The gunmetal shade darkens your lips giving you a daytime goth effect worthy of the terrible weather. A grey outlook never looked so good!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Polish in Grunge

$20

This pink-toned grey is cold-hearted while still being pretty on the inside. The mauve shade looks soft and understated with just the right amount of warm undertones to keep things lively. Pair it with silver rings, or fingerless gloves to add a little edge to your digits.

Kevin Murphy Color Bug in White

$20

Famed temporary hair color, Color Bug, is back and just as great as ever. As popular as the brighter shades have been, we can’t deny how great the white looks when applied to hair ends for a dip dye effect, or distributed throughout our strands for frosty streaks. The “bug” is actually a hair-ready powder compact that adheres to your mane with a spritz of hairspray, and stays put till your next shower. These temporary white streaks will keep you looking cool until the weather warms up. How’s that for a cold streak?

Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection

$36

Keep your cloudy eyes toward the cloudy skies with the Too Faced new smokey eye palette. With nine dark and dirty shades to choose from, sultry winter shadow is a breeze to apply. The three instructional cards included in the kit promise a fool-proof look that will make you stand out even through a winter storm. Bundle up under a hat and scarf and let your eyes do the talking!