Once the cool, dry air hits, I have to overhaul my skincare and makeup routine to products that are soothing and hydrating to my dry, irritated winter skin. These are the makeup products that I have really enjoyed lately.
Once I finished my Coola summer sunscreen, I bought the Honest Beauty Beyond Protected Sheer Tint SPF 30. I love this product [read my review here] because it is hydrating and feels so good on my skin. It has a hint of tint, similar to most tinted sunscreens, and doesn’t provide any real coverage. This is more of a “slightly blur your imperfections” type of tint. I like using it on its own on light makeup days, or as the base to my foundation.
On days that I don’t use foundation, I’ve been enjoying mixing my Honest tinted SPF with the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer – which isn’t the cleanest formula (it isn’t listed on Skindeep, either), but it does give a nice golden glow to my skin.
When I’m in the mood for a berry/deep toned lip color, I really love the Aromi matte liquid lipstick in Sweet Marsala. Applying it can be quite tricky for me, because I’m not used to using liquid lipsticks, but it is a gorgeous color! I don’t find that it is super drying on my lips, but I don’t use it frequently, so it might be drying if the weather was really cold. So far, I haven’t had any issues. It does last pretty well, but not through tons of drinking or eating, after which it will fade in the center of my mouth.
The other color I love right now is a brick red – Ilia lipstick in Femme Fatale. It can be lightly applied, or built up for a more dramatic color. The formula is so smooth and comfortable.
For face makeup products, I love cream bronzer and cream blush for winter. They contain emollient ingredients that help moisturize my skin. My favorite cream bronzer is RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer, which I apply with the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. It gives a subtle but still noticeable warmth to my skin. My skin does very well with coconut oil, so thankfully I have no issues with this product, the first three ingredients of which are coconut oil, beeswax, and jojoba oil. So while it also isn’t technically vegan, it is a great organic bronzer with a beautiful, believable color.
My favorite cream blushes (of those that I’ve tried) are the 100% Pure Pot Rouge blushes. The two shades I own are Pinkie and Blush, and they are both gorgeous, natural colors. I cannot get over how seamlessly these blushes blend into my skin – it’s truly as if my cheeks are naturally blushed. The texture of these is so soft and creamy and longevity is an entire workday for me. The pots are quite small, but don’t be deceived, because it will last a very long time (months, even with daily use). The first two ingredients are avocado butter and rosehip oil, so this is a high quality product worth the price, if you can afford it (I got mine on sale).
Lastly, I use a hydrating toner on my face several times a day during the winter. I am finishing up my CV Skinlabs Rescue + Relief Spray, which I LOVE. [The glass bottle shown in the top photo is the bottle I decanted my spray into, because for me, the CV Skinlabs mister was not fine enough for spraying on my face.] I think I like this product better than Josh Rosebrook’s Hydrating Accelerator, probably because the CV Skinlabs really targets irritated skin. Fantastic, and I would definitely repurchase.
The other hydrating mist I recently picked up was the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Floral Toner which smells amazing because I happen to love the scent of roses. It feels really nice on my skin and the price point is fantastic. I got mine on sale at my local natural store for less than $10.
What are your favorite winter beauty products? Are you a fan of any that I mentioned?