Super Long-Lasting Products For Your Skin & Lips

Now that winter is in full swing, my skin has officially lost all its moisture. There are only so many face masks I can do. But putting makeup on top of cracked and flakey skin can be a disaster. Typically, liquid and cream products are your go-to in the winter. Save the powders for the warmer weather. After starting with a hella good moisturizer (see here), use these moisturizing makeup products to stay hydrated af all day and beat the winter dryness.

1. First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

First Aid Beauty is a fab brand if your skin is sensitive, and the brand is not ridiculously overpriced. This primer and moisturizer is a two-in-one (hello, lazy gals) so you moisturize and prep your dry skin at the same time to ensure your makeup lasts and doesn’t get crusty. But if your skin is super dry, I’d suggest still moisturizing beforehand. Double the moisture, double the hydrating—I can hear the glowing angels singing now.

2. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

I don’t think there is anything worse than having a super dry under eye area. It’s not a cute look on anyone (not even you, Beyoncé… sorry). But this concealer is my holy grail. I have probably gone through a dozen of them and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. No matter how dry my under eyes are, this concealer never gets cakey or cracks. It lasts for ages and can be layered to build the coverage. 

3. Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Matte

Another moisturizing makeup product I am so obsessed with. I bought it over the summer and I have been using it ever since. This cream blush is super hydrating so my cheeks never get dry from the winter winds. It also has great staying power. I use the color Naughty n’ Spice, but there are three other colors to choose from. What’s amazing is I can use it as blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick if I’m going for that monotone look (or just super lazy). Nudestix, if you’re reading, please come out with more colors. Thanks!

4. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base 

I have yet to find a cream bronzer as amazing as this one. I know it’s pricey, but it does last a long time. But if you know of a dupe, hit me up in the comments. It gives you a natural sun-kissed glow even in the dark depths of the winter. The only issue? It comes in one shade. Although it claims to be a universal color, that’s impossible. Chanel, it’s 2019, you can do better.

5. Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick

This amazing lipstick is incredibly moisturizing, and claims to keep you hydrated for 8 hours. It contains beeswax, moringa oil, raspberry seed oil, and vitamin E. It is all natural, long-lasting, and has amazing color payoff. My fav color is Doused Rose—it’s the perfect your-lips-but-better shade, but there are 17 others to choose from to fit every occasion.

6. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Pricey, I know, but in this case, it’s well worth it. This beauty cult favorite is a suuuuuuuuper moisturizing facial mist to end your beauty routine. Say goodbye to dry and powdery makeup! If your skin is feeling super parched (and your wallet is feeling super full), spray this bad boy on before and after your makeup routine and your skin will be so glowy and hydrated you won’t know what to do with yourself.

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7 Steps To Transition Your Beauty Routine To Winter

The day after Thanksgiving only means one thing: The official countdown to the holiday season is on. Not only am I referring to shopping like a mad person and drinking peppermint mochas on an hourly basis, but also the fact that winter is f*cking coming. Like, real Game of Thrones type sh*t. The first thing we think of is the transition our wardrobe has to go through, and just like how people tend to forget about Karen because she’s such a slut, you also tend to forget to transition your beauty routine for winter, too. This time of year is really crucial to get your sh*t together and start treating your precious skin like the diamond it is. You can say goodbye to stocking up on bronzers and cooling products, and instead look forward to hydrating moisturizers, vampy lipstick shades, and dozens of lip balms. Here’s how to transition your beauty routine for winter and the perfect swaps to do it with.

1. Creamy Facial Cleanser

To start with the perfect clean slate, you’ll want to begin by changing your face wash. I know this can be super hard for a lot of people, especially those with sensitive skin types, because a change in routine can cause major breakouts. However, opting for one with a creamy texture can go a long way. It will bring all of the hydration you need to start fighting harsh winds on day one.

CeraVe Hydrating Face Cleanser Face Wash for Normal to Dry Skin

2. Overnight Facial Oil

Regardless of your skin type, you can always benefit from a facial oil. I know, it sounds bizarre, especially if you already feel like a grease ball. Trust me, though. Adding one more step in your routine will work wonders. I prefer to stick to an overnight facial oil (versus one you can add in the morning or throughout the day) because I like to wake up and see the results first thing. This relaxing cleanser works as both a stellar makeup remover and the nourishing hydration you need for the entire next day.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

3. Hydrating Moisturizer

The more natural ingredients, the better a product is for your face. This one is apparently 98.6% natural, so I’d say it’s close enough. Using a moisturizing cream prior to setting your makeup is the key to keeping your skin’s natural glow and hydration. This anti-aging, non-greasy lotion feels super lightweight and fast-absorbing as it diminishes wrinkles, cleans, and retains natural moisture for intense hydration that lasts.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion

4. Illuminating Foundation

A few months ago, you were probs looking all over for a cooling foundation with a matte finish. Well, come winter, you’ll want to toss that aside for a dewy liquid foundation that brightens up and radiates your skin, since the cold tends to dull skin tones.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

5. Brightening Highlighter & Blush

Skip the bronzer this upcoming season and instead, emphasize your cheekbones with blinding highlighters and rosy blushes. You’ll want to enhance your natural beauty with flushed cheeks and metallic hues for the perfect wintry glow.

Huda Beauty Highlighter Palette – Winter Solstice Palette

6. Vampy Lipsticks & Tinted Lip Balms

Ditching bright shades such as bubblegum pinks is obvious af. To get a lip tool that hydrates and colors, you’ll want a tinted lip balm. The darker, the better. F*cking duh.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin

7. Dewy Finishing Spray

I love a setting spray this time of year *I say in Pauly D’s voice*. Don’t worry, I hate myself also. Anyway, I seriously love setting sprays, but I really love setting sprays when temperatures drop and New York winds wreak havoc on my face. To top off your look and really ensure your skin has the most necessary hydration this winter, get yourself a dewy, hydrating setting spray to keep your glowing look locked in and looking fresh all day long.

COVER FX Dewy Finish Setting Spray

Photo: / Unsplash; Sephora (5); Ulta (2)
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