Five Make-up Essentials For Winter
(1) TINTED MOISTURIZER
I think that full-coverage foundation can look rather obvious in cold daylight, so I recommend a dewy tinted moisturizer for the winter months. This will warm your skin tone a little, while giving you extra protection from cold air and chilly winds. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to be going skiing or snowboarding, a tinted sunscreen is essential to prevent sunburn. I always use La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50+ Shaka Tinted Fluid as it has a natural peachy tint so your face doesn’t look chalky white, and offers fab protection from sun glare on higher slopes.
Many people find that their complexion tends to look duller in the winter months, so I think that a pearlescent face illuminator is definitely an essential product. I highly recommend NARS Illuminator as it looks very subtle, even in cold winter daylight – pictured here is my personal favourite shade ‘Hot Sand’ which is a pearly, light peach lotion which just makes you look like you have naturally great skin. I also love Becca Backlight Priming Filter and Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, both of which add a natural-looking pearly radiance to the skin.
(3) TINTED LIP BALM
A nourishing, tinted lip balm is another winter essential. My favourite is the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector which comes in lots of pretty shades, has a soft glossy finish and smells of vanilla – yum!
(4) CREAM BLUSHER
Cream blusher is fantastic in the winter, when your cheeks tend to be a bit drier from all that central heating and chilly winds, and a nice neutral shade will really warm up your face while looking really natural in cold winter light. Pictured here is the Stila Convertible Colour in ‘Lillium’, which is a neutral pink, and the Glossier Cloud Paint in ‘Dusk’, which gives a wash of a peachy-nude colour.
(5) LONG-LASTING MASCARA
Make sure that you choose a long-lasting mascara in the winter months, so that it doesn’t run down your cheeks if the cold wind makes your eyes water! Hourglass Caution mascara and Benefit Roller Lash are my personal favourites – although they’re not marketed as a waterproof formula, I do find both mascaras to be very resilient on the lashes.