5 Cold-Weather Beauty Tips to Keep You Glowing All Winter

5 Cold-Weather Beauty Tips To Keep You Glowing This Winter

Words by Jasmin Wigmore

The Winter is beautiful and with hot chocolates, ice skating and cozy sweatshirts filling up our wardrobe, we can’t help but enjoy ourselves. However, winter is tough and what it does to your skin isn’t cute. The cold weather can cause havoc for your skin and we want you to feel your best this winter and make dry skin, chapped lips and rough knuckles a thing of the past. 

Skincare expert and makeup artist, Hayley De Beers told us exactly how cold weather affects our skin. She said, “Cold weather causes havoc with the skin due to the above reasons — it’s the change between hot and cold that we constantly put our skin through. Going outside, and then coming into a warm home or office dries the skin out at both ends, so be sure to give it extra moisture and nourishment.”

So we’ve put together our best beauty tips to keep you looking and feeling your best this winter. Here are 5 of the best beauty tips for keeping your skin glowing all winter.

Exfoliate your lips

After you have exfoliated your lips with our Matcha lip scrub, apply our Matcha Lip Balm. The only lip balm you need this Winter. Made with real green tea, coconut and Avocado oil it is perfect for hydrating and smoothing your pout. 

Use a balm

After you have exfoliated your lips with our Matcha lip scrub, apply our Matcha Lip Balm. The only lip balm you need this Winter. Made with real green tea, coconut and Avocado oil it is perfect for hydrating and smoothing your pout. It glides on clear and is the perfect handbag essential, so you can conquer the day (and look great doing it.)

Replenish your skin overnight

Your skin needs all the moisture it can get during the winter months. When the brisk air is making your skin really dried out, your regular moisturiser just won’t cut it. Just like your body, your skin also needs some extra winter clothing. So after cleansing your skin before bed as you normally would, use Dream Gelee and let your skin be taken care of while you sleep, well they don’t call it beauty sleep for no reason. Infused with aloe vera and caffeine, this cooling gel gently hydrates and soothes all skin types and looks so cute on your vanity.

Use a tinted moisturiser

A much better alternative to foundation in the winter, due to being the perfect compromise between hydrated and luminous skin. Most people only reach for a tinted moisture in the summer, but it is actually perfect for the winter months allowing skin to be breathable and fresh without the cold weather locking in many layers on your face. Try White Tea Tinted Veil to get the glowy winter skin you’ve always wanted while containing SPF 30 to protect you from UV rays all year round. You glow girl.

Use a face mask

By upping your skincare routine and investing in a super charged mask, such as our Matcha Face Mask. Supercharged to target your complexion concerns, grab one of these and queue up your favorite Netflix series and relax. Our Matcha Face Mask is perfect to help provide moisture for your skin and help reduce redness. Redness is a huge skin problem in winter and will stop you getting the glow, this is due to your indoor heating causing your skin to loose natural oils and moisture to escape. It’s the perfect time to enjoy some self care.

This Eye Makeup Routine Takes 5-minutes (or less) And Is All You Need In The Morning

This Eye Makeup Routine Takes 5-minutes (or less) And Is All You Need In The Morning

Words by Hilary Sheinbaum

Don’t get me wrong: I’m a morning person through and through, but, as a busy New Yorker, I’d much rather spend five extra minutes sleeping in (or walking to work) than applying makeup. Using a liquid foundation (or even a compact), to cover up my cheeks and forehead takes me less than 20 seconds, but applying eye makeup is a little more detailed and takes a bit more time and concentration. In order to get out the door and on with my day, here’s my five-minute eye-makeup routine that will make anyone look bright-eyed and well rested. Whether you’ve had a late night or forgot your coffee at home, no one will be able to tell the difference after going through these quick steps.

Eye Concealer: 15-40 seconds

First things first. 
Before creating any eye look—whether it’s subtle or over-the-top—apply Peeper Perfect under eye concealer (my shade is light/ medium) to awaken tired eyes. After warming a teeny bit of product between a thumb and pointer finger, tap lightly below each eye to conceal circles. Massaging it lightly into the skin will help it stay put all day long.

Eye Shadow: 20-45 seconds

To give the eyelids some color, eye shadow is a must. For day and evening looks (or both, if you’re doing from dawn to dusk without changing it up), Cashmere Kitten Palette has a range of shades. For the morning-to-night transition, I use Instafamous on the lid (and inside my eye crease) and Frisky (in and above my eye crease). For day-only look, Holographic Biscuits is best. Pulling an all-nighter, partying? Go for Prowl and Grumpy… but for the purpose of this tutorial; stick with a mix of colors that are appropriate for work.

Eyeliner: 2 minutes

To be fair, sometimes eyeliner can take longer than we ever expect. Even the most skilled and steady hands need a do-over from time to time. Trace a line on the edge of your upper eyelid, as thick or as thin as you desire. Repeat motions as needed. (Optional: do the same on your lower lid—although, you may notice a less-alert look). After dedicating a sincere amount of undivided attention to lining your eyes, a waterproof product like Feliner eyeliner in shade bowtie is recommended. It can withstand weather and happy tears.

Mascara: 25 seconds to 1 minute

Mascara always adds the final touch. So Extra lengthens lashes with its velvety composition. By applying product from the root of the hair (closest to the upper eyelid), in an upward motion, layer on as many coats to achieve the ideal volume. (Optional: do the same on the lower eyelid lashes, from root-to-tip). Now you’re set to flash those lashes everywhere you go.

Congrats. You’ve achieved a flawless eye-makeup look in less than five minutes. Now, you have time to do five-extra minutes of pushups, make your bed or hit the snooze button a time or two more. Whatever you choose, you’ll look perfectly alert and awake all day.