It's about that time, y'all-- cooler temps, cozy sweaters, and all the hot chocolate you can drink (extra marshmallows for me, please)-- the winter season is coming and I couldn't be happier about it. But the actual reason I'm here is because when the seasons change so do my beauty needs. Today I'm sharing my minimalist guide to winter beauty essentials. Now get cozy, grab a cup of cocoa and read on...
hair // ORIBE Thick Dry Finishing Spray
Similar to it's "sister" product, Dry Texture Spray, the Thick Dry Finishing spray adds volume, texture, and a tiiiny bit of hold to the hair. I love this one in the winter because it's not as drying as the other one can be.
skin // OMOROVICZA Moor Cream Cleanser
I have normal-to-dry skin so as soon as the temperature gets cooler my skin starts losing it's moisture majorly. That's when I start incorporating cream cleansers and oils back into my regimen. This one by Omorovicza is equally therapeutic & purifying. Great for all skin types too.
fragrance // BURBERRY Women Eau De Parfum
I haven't been able to stop wearing this fragrance. Johnny actually picked this one out for me on his own. He completely surprised me with his ability to pick out what would become my absolute favorite scent. It's warm, a tad masculine + spicy...if you haven't, I challenge you to find a good warm/masculine scent this winter. It's the best!
For makeup in the winter, I love a minimal look with an edge. A softer shade of bronzer, smudged eyeliner or eye gloss, with a deeper nude, matte lip is all I need to feel totally effortless, cool-girl...
This is my ultimate go-to when I'm either rushed or can't be bothered with eye makeup. I've bragged on this product before, but I'm kind of obsessed, sooo you need it. Although it's overall texture isn't sticky or tacky it is glossy, so I like to wear this when my hair is styled more out of my face.
eyes // TRISH MCEVOY Intense Gel Eye Liner*
On days that I'm not wearing the gloss, I like to keep my eyes defined by smudging eyeliner at the base of my lashes and applying a thick coat of mascara. This liner is perfect for this technique because it's super soft and creamy but then sets in place after a minute, so work one eye at a time with this one.
cheeks // TOM FORD Terra Bronzing Powder
My skin gets pretty pale in the fall/winter months so I always opt for a more subtle bronzer, this one by Tom Ford is utterly perfect. It's just enough warmth and pigmentation to sweep over the face and neck for a natural glow, and can we talk about the packaging?? LOVE!
complexion // MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oil
Use a few drops mixed in with your daily moisturizer, mix a drop or 2 with your foundation, or even apply directly to the skin with fingertips for moisture, added glow, and soothing hydration. I adore this product and use it differently depending on my skin and the look I'm trying to achieve.
lips // SMASHBOX Safe Word Matte Lipstick*
I'm a 'nude's' girl, always have been, (probably) always will be. But in the winter I reach for more of a deep nude to add a bit of drama/depth to my look. There are sooo many lipsticks out there, but I come back to Smashbox again and again. It's a comfortable wear and the colors are beautiful.
There you have it, my complete guide for all things beauty this fall/winter season. What are you using as of late? Any updates in your beauty regimen with the changing of season? Alsooo, I know it's been forever since I've posted, I would love to write up a life update for y'all. A lot has changed in my world and I would be happy to share a little more about it. Hope to talk again soon(er than later).
>>> Products marked with an '*' were given as gratis. My opinions are 100% mine and are not influenced by any company mentioned above.
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