The Winter Lineup

I love planning my beauty routines per season, it makes it so much easier to deal with the way my skin changes when the weather does. For my skin (combination, oily T-zone, sometimes sensitive) the winter weather generally requires a more hydrating routine, with products that aren't too mattifying. Also, as there's no sun to improve my collection, I like to include a bronzer or two for a bit more colour and shine. Despite seasonal weather changes I like to maintain a dewy, natural look throughout the year so I need to make a few changes each time. What is your winter lineup?

Eyes

Benefit's They're Real mascara has been my holy grail mascara for a long time now, and I tend not to use anything else in winter. If I'm going for a more dramatic eye look, I like to layer it with Urban Decay's Perversion mascara for the added volume. Whilst I don't line my eyes in winter, I like to use a few darker shades from my Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette, like cover, primal and undone





Face

My favourite primer right now is L'oreal's Infallible Primer; I love to use it, and no matter what season it always works for me. During winter I just make sure to use a heavier moisturiser for added hydration when needed. Recently I've started using Urban Decay's Naked Concealer, and since it hardly creases I don't need to dry out my face with a powder on top.

For foundation, I've been using Sephora's medium coverage mixed with The Body Shop's Vitamin E Serum-in-oil for added hydration and easy application. On less busy days or when my skin is feeling clogged, I like to use Urban Decay's gorgeous universal Beauty Balm which is a glowy tinted moisturiser for all shades that gives a lovely dewy finish. As it's oil free, I make sure to use a thicker moisturiser underneath my primer. 

As there's hardly any sun this time of year, I like to use The Body Shop's Honey Bronzer in shade 3, for a natural, glowy, sun kissed finish. What do you use to add a pop sunshine into your complexion?


Lips

Unless I'm attending an event or party, I go for a very minimal, natural lip. Using a nude lip liner, mine's by L'oreal, I just accentuate my lips slightly to complete the look. Thanks to the cold, my lips always get chapped and dehydrated, so I layer that with The Body Shop's lip balm in peach. 

What is your winter lineup? 

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