By Contributing Beauty Expert Tracey Brown

Keep your friends guessing where you spent your holiday by sporting a fresh flawless face during these winter months.  Instead of wearing dull, drab, dark makeup, take a brand new approach to winter makeup. 
Opt out on muted, matte makeup, and say yes to hydrating, plumping, youth-infused formulas instead.  Liberal use of beauty products with bumped-up moisturizing levels, paired with these skin-saving makeup tips will extend your rested vacation appearance for months.
With your skin in prime condition from that trip to St. Barts, Vale, or mom’s, prep, even conceal, finish and flush for skin that defies the season.
Apply these 5 finishing touches for a fearlessly flawless face.
1.  Make it last forever…or at least through the night
Prep skin with a primer that seals in treatments and moisturizer, then helps your foundation last all day.
Try: Vapour Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector in Gold $44
Stratus immediately brightens the complexion and evens the skin tone, diminishes the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and pores.

2.  Dress in layers
Follow primer with a light layer of foundation.
Try: COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation $7.99

3.  Take a walk away from the dark side
Cover any under eye darkness.
Try: Tarte Dark Circle Defenseâ„¢ Natural Under Eye Corrector $32
Conceals and decreases puffiness.
4.  Set it off
Set your makeup with a finishing powder.
Try: Black Opal Beauty Deluxe finishing powder or Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder $8.95

5.  Get cheeky
No time for subtleties—go for full-on flush.  Apply a liberal amount of blush, and look like you just left the slopes.  Or had a great workout of a certain sort…
Try: Benefit Sugarbomb  $28

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