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Ditch That Dull Winter Complexion For A Seasonal Shimmer!

It happens every year: Fall and winter arrive, and your skin starts to rebel. There’s just something about this transition to colder weather that wreaks havoc on your complexion, causing your summer shimmer to be replaced by a winter washout. But if you arm yourself with the proper tricks, you can beat the dull skin doldrums and shine on all season long. Chrissy’s Beauty School has the must-have products to help you ditch your cold weather dullness in favor of a seasonal shimmer!
 
Eyes
 
As the fall semester progresses and winter finals approach, you’re likely spending a lot more time catching up on class readings than you are catching z’s. If too many late night library sessions have your eyes looking a bit lifeless, take action! Brighten up your peepers with the following products!
 

Vapour Organic Beauty Trick Stick, $18, vapourbeauty.com
 
Apply this compact, multitasking product to the inner corners of your eyes to instantly brighten your gaze. This simple but stunning trick instantly brightens your eyes and helps reflect light. In a pinch, you can also use this organic and moisturizing trick stick to add a beautiful highlight to your lips or cheeks.
 
Three Custom Color Specialists “Champagne” Eye Shadow, $22.50, threecustom.com
 
Brush a touch of this shadow—a fave of many pro makeup artists—onto your brow bone or the inner corners of your eyes to really make them pop.
 
Cheeks
 

Does the transitional weather and whipping wind leave your cheeks chapped and dull? Add a bit of definition with these products and your cheeks will take on a naturally rosy glow.
 

 
JK Jemma Kidd Mannequin Skin Complexion Enhancer, $24, target.com
 
Want perfect model skin? Add a touch of this illuminating primer to instantly brighten your complexion. Light and blendable, the Mannequin Skin Complexion Enhancercan be worn under foundation or on bare skin for a simply radiant glow.
 
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, $30, benefitcosmetics.com
 
For a striking glow that catches the sunlight at every turn, wear this soft golden-pink liquid pearl over makeup, or wear alone for a subtle pearly glow. Girl Meets Pearl conditions while it highlights, and contains soothing raspberry and chamomile, firming and smoothing sweet almond seed, and moisturizing sesame seed oil.
 
Body
 
As the temperatures drop, your skin tends to mirror the gloomy skies above. After all, without that daily exposure to sunshine you had all summer long, you start to lose your sunny glow. But don’t let all those hours stuck inside a classroom keep you from looking radiant! Fake a summer shimmer with the following products.
 
 
Victoria’s Secret Limited Edition Holiday Shimmer Collection: Shimmer Lotion, $20; Shimmer Powder, $29; Shimmer Mist, $25; victoriassecret.com
 
Layer the mist, lotion and powder in this limited edition holiday collection to achieve a lingering fragrance and the perfect amount of holiday sparkle. Or, use each on their own to add a little shimmer to your skin.
 
mark Celebrate Shimmer Powder Brush, $14.00, meetmark.com
 
Shake this softly scented shimmer powder over your shoulders or décolletage for a golden glow that combines fragrance with sparkle.

Hair
 

The cooler weather can do a number on your hair and leave it looking dry and bland, but a little bit of shimmer can do wonders for your locks.
 
Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer Shine Spray, $8.99, target.com
 
As you shimmy your sparkling self out the door, don’t forget to add a little glow to your hair! Spray a bit of this shimmer shine spray to your locks and give your hair its own star power.
 

Chrissy Callahan is a double major in journalism and media studies (self-designed) and French and Francophone studies at Brandeis University, graduating December 2010. A Medford, Mass. native, she works in Brandeis' Department of Creative Services, helping edit and maintain the Brandeis website. Before writing and interning for Her Campus, Chrissy was features editor for the student newspaper the Brandeis Hoot for three years. When she's not hard at work, you're most likely going to find Chrissy indulging her passion for shopping, wearing way too much pink, or eating cookie dough ice cream. She also enjoys traveling, and dreams of traveling to Paris frequently for her future career. After graduating, Chrissy hopes to get a job in beauty or fashion journalism.
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