Winter comes with all of its magic and beauty, but it also brings us cold and laziness. Today I wanted to share with you my easy daily makeup routine and my favorite products for the hazy winter mornings when you don’t have much time to get ready because you simply spent your extra ten minutes laying in your bed with your cozy blanket. However, these products truly changed my makeup routine for the good. I usually have combination skin, but during the colder months it’s hard to maintain my routine because the weather makes my skin very dry.
Here’s an insight of the key items in my makeup bag for a fast, easy daily makeup look, so you can still look put together and keep that healthy glow.
Moisturize & Prime: Glossier Priming Moisturizer
When you have class or work in the morning you don’t always have the time to do both separately. But with this product you can both moisturize and prime your face at the same time. This two-in-one product by Glossier, one of my favorite brands when it comes to effortless beauty, offers you the best hydration and glow while keeping your face makeup for a long time.
Cover-Up: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
I’m not the biggest fan of foundations, whether it’s summer or winter, I usually go for a good concealer to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes or any pimples or redness I have. This product has been my favorite for a few months now. It’s very affordable and does it’s job very well. You don’t need much of it, as it covers the imperfections very well at one swipe – perfect to integrate easy daily makeup routine. It’s fast and easy to blend, what can you ask for more?
The Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz
Eyebrows are serious game changer. If you want to obtain natural looking brows, this product is the best. It’s a bit on the pricier side so I would also recommend the NYX dupe for this. But with it’s thin pencil on one side and spooly on the other side, it makes a huge difference on your brows. Defines and perfect the shape, while not making them look too obvious and sharp.
Rosy Cheeks: Benefit Benetint
Comes with different shades, this rose-tinted lip and cheek stain is a life saver when it comes to giving your makeup a blushed look. Very natural, it makes you makeup look drastically different and nicer. You only need a small amount of it to get that pretty winter flush on your cheeks. I love two-in-one products in general, but this one can also be used on the lips along with a lip balm to add a soft pinkiness to your lips. And a plus, it also smells like fresh roses to remind you of spring.
Glow on the Go: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
If you also don’t want to lose that fresh and healthy glow during the winter months, Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector is the leading product in the highlighter market. It comes with an applicator, in a lip-gloss tube inspired packaging. As it is a liquid highlighter, the application is very simple that it’s nearly impossible to overglow and mess up your makeup. I use this on the bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow and high parts of my cheeks for a lusty fresh look.
Easiest way to make your lashes stand out when you’re not wearing any eyeshadow. Better Than Sex has been my favourite mascara to use in my easy daily makeup routine for the past year. With its big wand, it separates and combs your lashes softly to achieve the false-lash effect. Lasts for the whole day, it doesn’t feel clumpy and heavy on your lashes.
Written by Arya