Sundance Film Festival: Four Winter Style, Makeup, Beauty Tips for Surviving Polar Vortex

Celebrity Beauty Jan. 24, 2014 AT 3:32PM
Rachel McAdams, Elisabeth Moss and Rose McGowan
Take a cue from Rachel McAdams, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Kendrick, and other celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival who are surviving the winter and polar vortex in style. Get these essential winter beauty and fashion tips. Credit: Alo Ceballos/GC Images; Ray Tamarra/GC Images; Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Best Events

With temperatures falling faster than Justin Bieber’s teen idol status, the winter weather shows no signs of leaving.

And although our first instinct is to hibernate until the Polar Vortex disappears, the style and beauty looks from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, has inspired us to welcome the winter with down-coat-covered arms.

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Read on for the four style and beauty lessons we learned from Sundance.

Make Your Coat Part of the Outfit

Whether it’s a high-fashion jacket like Rachel McAdams’ Max Mara coat or a sportier version a la Elisabeth Moss’ Canada Goose, or Rose McGowan’s Columbia Chelsea Station puffer, embrace your outermost layer as part of your outfit, not just armor against the elements.

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Moisturize like a Maniac

Below-freezing temperatures and nasty winds can leave skin looking parched. Enlist a heavy-duty facial lotion like Juara Sweet Black Tea & Rice Facial Moisturizer (Maggie Gyllenhaal wore it while at Sundance!), which has hydrating rice bran and avocado oils that are absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy layer. And don't forget your lips: Anna Kendrick kept her pout moisturized with Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15.

Perk up  your complexion with a bold red lip like Zoe Saldana at the Sundance Film Festival.
Perk up your complexion with a bold red lip like Zoe Saldana at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Perk Up Your Complexion with a Red Lip

So you don’t have a winter tan or an après-ski flush? Brighten up your face with a bold red lip like Zoe Saldana.

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Embrace wintry style with plaid like Anna Kendrick at the Sundance Film Festival.
Embrace wintry style with plaid like Anna Kendrick at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Mix in Winter Plaid

Yes, fair isle screams winter warmth, but we prefer a dose of plaid like Kendrick’s Rails Hunter shirt as our cold weather print.

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