And there was November! That month literally came and went so quickly, but not quickly enough for us to get our beauty love on. The winter time is harsh, and it takes a toll on our skin and beauty routines. So we rounded up 7 of the best beauty products to get you through this dreary weather.
We know highlighting is most popular in the summer with the sun. But we really don’t think there’s a time when you shouldn’t highlight. The extra glow gives your face warmth and gives you that youthful look we all aim to achieve. The F56 Accentuate Highlight Brush is the perfect tool to blend your powder or cream highlights. Made from an exclusive selection of high performance synthetic fibres, and curved to fit perfectly above the cheekbones, this brush is a definite must for all your highlighting needs. You can purchase this and other awesome Sigma brushes online and select Urban Outfitters.
If you don’t have one of these little tins in your purse, you’re missing out on some serious lip action! Chapped lips during the winter is almost inevitable. Smith’s Rosebud Salve, can save you from that dry flakey chapped pout, and keep your lips feeling soft and extra kissable for all the mistletoe we apparently stand under during the holidays. The Rosebud Salve is available at Sephora (usually near the check-out) and at Urban Outfitters.
We’re bringing back the oldies this month! The Beauty Blender has been around for a few years now, however we assure the hype has not died down. This magical sponge gives your skin a flawless finish every time, and can be washed and reused multiple times. During the colder months, our skin obviously tends to dry out. Moisturizing is key, but using a soft sponge like the Beauty Bender is helpful, because it won’t aggravate your skin more than the cold already has. In addition, it can also be used wet (or damp) to apply foundation, which would add even more moisture to the face. It’s a win-win all around! Beauty Blenders are available all over now, but you can always pick one up at your local Sephora.
There’s nothing like Korean beauty products. The always adorably packaged TONY MOLY products are fabulous, and make some of the most perfect stocking stuffers. Hint, hint! As I mentioned before cold weather almost always equals chapped lips. While moisturizing is one of the best ways to deal with this, exfoliating is another way for your pout to take on winter. The Kiss Kiss lip scrub is a very gentle scrub made with jojoba and macadamia oils, that help to soften and smooth the lips. Applying lipstick will be a dream after using this scrub! Pick some up at Urban Outfitters.
We’re not gonna lie, the makeup bag drew us right to this product. It’s the perfect gift for the holidays! This deluxe package includes an eye shadow, cream blush, a waterproof eyeliner, rose treatment balm, and the cutest makeup pouch we’ve seen this year! These products will allow you to create the perfect holiday makeup look in no time! One of the greatest things about this Paul + Joe Makeup Collection is that the products are paraben free, and created by a variety of natural ingredients! You can purchase Paul+Joe products online and at Urban Outfitters.
Pores are a no go for us! We don’t want to see them and we definitely don’t want anyone else to notice them. Ergo, the It’s Skin Baby Face Pore Powder. This adorably packaged loose powder is the lightest of light-weight powders and evenly dusts skin for a baby-like, angelic face. The powder is suitable for all skin-tones and will not cake up on foundation. The powder comes with a fluffy powder puff perfect for flawless application. You can purchase the It’s Skin products at Urban Outfitters.
The dark lip is always a big trend during fall and winter months. It’s a great going-out look and can add that extra bit of sass to an outfit. The Kat Von D Studded lipsticks are definitely one of our favourites when it comes to colour-staying lipstick. They are formulated with Colour Cushion Technology, which combines lasting-wear, one-swipe pay off, and velvet touch comfort. Doesn’t that make you want to buy every shade? The shade Piaf is a gorgeous chocolate colour, laced with a plum shimmer. It looks great with chocolate smokey-eye or a neutral toned eye. You can purchase Piaf at Sephora.