December 2, 2021

My Favorite Things - Winter Beauty Edition

Here are some of my favorite beauty items at the moment that I have been using during the colder months. During this time of year my skin is so much drier, so I moisturize a lot and ensure most of my beauty products enrich my skin with much needed moisture, so I cut back on any powders, like powdered blush or bronzers.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Night Cream.
This lightweight night cream is super moisturizing and has the lightest scent of peach. I wake up with my skin feeling super soft.  It is pretty intense and a small amount goes a long way.

Milk Milkup Lip + Cheek.
During the winter months I especially enjoy using creamy blush. This one is hydrating and can also be used for the lips. I also use Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks which is very creamy.

Dr. Bronner's Naked Organic Lip Balm.
Dr. Bronner's Organic Lip Balm is fragrant free and made with organic beeswax. You can use it for other parts beside lips such as cracked skin;  and the site even recommends using it for stray hairs.

Tatcha - The Kissu Lip Mask.
A Japanese peach that can be used as a conditioning lip mask. It can be a bit sticky, and I use it at night before going to bed.

Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer.
I wear both the Natural Beige and Nude shades depending on the season. It is hydrating, full-coverage, weightless, four-in-one formula that works very well to cover my under eye circles. Free of phthalates. This product is also cruelty-free.

Becca - Under Eye Brightening Corrector.
I have both the light and the medium. My skin color changes based on the season, so I alternate between the colors. This is applied under concealer as a corrector. I put it on over my dark circles to brighten up the area.  Free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
This is an intense ointment that works wonderfully for chapped lips, dry hands, cuticles, cracked heels and feet. Really anything that is dry.  I apply it on my lips and dab some on my face when it is really dry before going to sleep. Its an ointment, so 

Josie Maran - 100 percent Pure Argan Oil.
100 percent Argan Oil. After washing my face in the morning I usually apply a few drops of Vitamin C, and then my sunscreen, and then I apply my eye make up. After, I apply a few drops of Argan Oil on my skin to prep for my concealer, it really helps it glide when I am not using a primer. I also use this for multi-purposes for my hair; cuticles and have used it on my face under moisturizer.

Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.
In the winter the skin gets very dry and I especially notice it around my eyes. This is very creamy and a very small amount goes along way. I dab this around my orbital, but not near my eyes or on my eyelids. You do not want to get this in your eye. I use a very small amount because my skin is very sensitive and if I use too much of it, it can cause me personally a skin allergy as I will notice more dry spots. So I use a very tiny amount.

Bite Beauty - Agave + Nighttime Lip Therapy.
I use this interchangeably with the kissu mask.  This is a hydrating lip sleeping mask made with agave nectar. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
This is a great primer if you are looking for one. It really gives a smooth finish and allows me to glide on my makeup. I do not wear it every day but if I have an event to attend or want to ensure my makeup stays on and has a smooth finish, I use this. Free of parabens, and phthalates. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

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