Your skin quality can make or break your winter look

The winter weather can be extremely damaging on your skin, and if you have a dry base to work with, your makeup is going to suffer. Along with using moisturizers to provide a fresh and vibrant backdrop for your liquid eyeliner and tube mascara, you may want to consider primer as a means of protecting your look, according to FocusOnStyle.com.

Before you head out in the morning, be sure to use a revitalizing cream on your face and neck. This will help to open up your pores, repair dry skin and provide a solid base to work with when applying cosmetics.

If you're wearing eyeshadow, be sure to use eyeshadow primer before you brave the cold. This will protect your eye makeup from running, smudging and creasing throughout the day, which is especially handy in the damp and snowy winter weather!

Now that your skin is light and refreshed, you can go for a bold winter classic - a bright lip color. With the neutral outerwear dominating seasonal fashion, this can be a fabulous way to add a chic focal point to your ensemble.