Update your Makeup Routine: Winter 

Two weeks ago, I spoke about updating your skincare for winter (in case you missed it, you can find it here). Changing your skincare for each season is the most important thing you can do to keep your skin flawless. But if all else fails, you can always rely on your makeup to help you fake perfect skin. But like your skincare, your makeup also needs to change with the seasons. In the winter, I like to use more cream based products to help with the lack of moisture, as well as products to impart they glow-from-within. Read on to learn about the products I just can’t get enough of this winter.

I prep my skin with benefit POREfessional which minimizes my pores, reduces shine and just makes my skin look better overall. In fact, sometimes I use this primer with  just the Hourglass powder! Not only does it it make my skin look great, but it perfectly prepares it for the foundation. As much as I love the Jour Matte Moisture Tint, in the winter I need a little more coverage and less sheer. I turn to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation because it does just they- gives my skin a healthy, dewy finish. It has light-medium coverage which means it covers imperfections and blemishes but is still light-weight and natural looking.


I mentioned I prefer cream products, and my blush is no exception. I think the Convertible Color cream blushes from stila are incredible and the one in this kit, Lily, is the perfect color. The color is very natural and leaves my cheeks with just the right amount of flush. Bonus is that this tint can also be used on lips! I’ve never really used an eyeshdaow base before, but with using cream eyeshadows, I felt I needed something to ensure the shadows don’t slip and slide everywhere. I turned to the Jouer Long Wear Eye Brightening Primer I received in a Le Matchbox, which not only promises to prevent creasing and fading but also brightens and even out skintone. These last two features have been especially important this winter since the skin around my eyes are extra dry with the dry air, and this helps to make it less noticeable.

 To top it all off, i use the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in dim lighting. When I first got this, I wasn’t impressed and it quickly got pushed or he back of my powder drawer. A few weeks ago I decided to try it out again to see what the fuss was all about and I get it now! I use this as an all over face powder (as opposed to a highlighter) and my skin looks radiant without looking oily or shimmery. The perfect lit-from-within, healthy glow I’m craving this winter.

Do you have any other products you recommend this winter?