The Burnt Orange Lip
I just recently purchased this liquid lipstick shade, so I will be posting an in depth review of it after I have tried it out a bit. This pumpkin, orange brown shade is so popular these past few months, everyone from Kylie to Sugarpill is coming out with their own version, and I cannot wait to collect them all! These pair perfectly with a cranberry eye and a cozy sweater.
The Tinted Moisturizer
Like most people, my skin gets very dry and flakey in the winter, and foundation can end up looking caked on and gross. I prefer to reach for a tinted moisturizer like this matte option from NARS. I get all the hydration I need, plus a bit of coverage to even out my skin tone! Try to look for one that contains SPF as well, because even though the temperature is low, you can still get sun burnt.
The Deep Blush
The best part of cold weather to me is rosy cheeks, and sometimes we need a little help! I love wearing deep berry shades like this Clinique Cheek Pop blush to give me that flushed look. If you are very fair, you can still benefit from a blush this dark, just be sure to use a light hand and blend away any harsh edges or patches.
The Icy Highlight
I am my palest in the winter months, so my highlights have to go from warm golds to cool whites and silvers. To really get that Ice Queen glow, look for a bright highlighter like this cream one from rms Beauty. Cream products are also great for dry skin, and they won’t look extreme or powdery, just illuminating!
The Cranberry Shadow
I have been dabbling into warmer eye shadow looks that don’t just revolve around gold and bronze shades. I have discovered the beauty that is cranberry shadow. Between my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette and my MAC single pans in Coppering and Red Brick, I cannot get enough of warm, red eye looks. This shadow from MUFE is the perfectly balanced red, not too dark, not too light. Even if you are like me and like to stay in your comfort zone, give a color like this a try, you won’t regret it.
The Lip Treatment
Chapped lips are the bane of my winter existence, and I feel like almost everyone can relate. Instead of drying your lips out further by applying layer after layer of waxy Chapstick try drinking more water and this lip treatment from Fresh. There are also tinted versions of this lip treatment, so they can be worn on a night out as well.
The Moisturizing Sleep Mask
Have you noticed a theme in this post? Moisture, moisture, moisture! Between the harsh wind and the drying inside heating, winter can really suck the life out of your skin. Night is the best time to regain all the hydration lost, so invest in a rich sleeping cream/mask. This one from Dior has a jelly consistency, so it isn’t overly heavy on the face, but still packs a water-filled punch.
The Navy Polish
Dark nails are always in, but in the dead of winter, you can really get away with extra vampy colors. I love the look of a deep, shiny navy shade. These Marc Jacobs Nail Polishes are not only packaged beautifully, the formula is perfection. There are plenty of cheaper options from the drugstore as well!
The Hand Cream
If I’m not careful, my hands can end up looking rough and scaly from the dry air, so I like to keep a rich hand cream on me at all times. This one from Aesop is a cult favorite, like pretty much all their products are. I prefer a hand cream that is rich enough to smooth my chapped skin, but not greasy or too thick.
The Body Butter
And the final step of moisturizing; your body! This body butter from Kiehl’s is a favorite for a lot of people, not just for it’s chic packaging and lovely scent, but because it actually gives long lasting relief from dry skin. There is also a light version of this lotion for those of you who don’t want to feel a heavy lotion on their skin.Anything with Shea butter is perfect for soothing winter skin.
Let me know your winter must haves!