It may not have hit below freezing where you live just yet, but that doesn’t mean winter isn’t coming. Chances are you’ve probably pulled your heavy coats, sweaters, and warm seasonal accessories out from storage, so take a cue from your wardrobe prep by making sure your makeup bag is stocked and ready for the first cold front. Although you may have a set of essentials stashed in your bag now, some formulas won’t hold up when the season’s frigid temperatures wreak havoc on your skin. Just like your winter skincare regime, hydration is the major key when it comes to your makeup product lineup. Here, we’ve rounded up all the products you need to winterize your makeup bag.
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1. Chapstick Total Hydration Lip Scrub
The only thing standing in the way between you and your favorite lipstick once the wind chill hits is dehydrated, flaky lips. A good scrub is key for keeping your pout smooth so that the bold shades you want to wear won’t settle into cracks and emphasize just how dry your lips really are.
Chapstick | $5
2. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick In Eggplant
We can relate: Just because chapped lip season is upon us doesn’t mean we’re willing to sacrifice our favorite bold, matte lipsticks. Whether you have a penchant for crimson or a deep plum, opt for a multitasking formula like Bite’s bullets which are packed with 12 nourishing oils such as jojoba seed and castor oils.
Bite | $26
3. Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte Foundation
Full-coverage matte foundations often have a bad rep for being cakey and feeling heavy on skin. However, a foundation with moisturizing ingredients and a soft matte finish will render pores invisible and minimize imperfections without drawing attention to winter skin.
Sonia Kashuk | $13
4. Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand
The only thing darker than Post-Daylight Savings Time evenings is the circles under your eyes. Use an illuminating concealer such as Bobbi Brown’s Retouching Wand on your under-eye area to fake a full night’s rest.
Bobbi Brown | $40
5. RMS BEAUTY Lip2Cheek In Demure
Blush is essential for livening up sad, dull winter skin, but a powder formula will settle into any dryness your complexion is experiencing. Instead, massage on a hydrating cream blush like this all-natural one infused with coconut oil, one of the beauty world’s wunderkind ingredients.
RMS Beauty | $36
6. BareMinerals BareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer
Just like your blush, using a powder bronzer can emphasize a dry complexion. Massage on a few drops of a liquid bronzer to evoke a healthy glow—or subtle contour if you’re glam.
Bare Minerals | $28
7. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize In Cleopatra
Rather than sticking to the pastels and neon shadows that got you through summer’s heatwaves, take a cue from your winter wardrobe and stick with deeper, richer shades like jewel tones. We love this creamy easily blendable turquoise Charlotte Tilbury shade.
Charlotte Tilbury | $32
8. L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Feline Mascara In Waterproof Ferocious Black
Watery eye inducing polar vortex wind is your mascara’s worst enemy. Prevent runny lashes by swapping your mascara for a waterproof tube. This L’Oréal formula stays in place and doesn’t skimp out on volume.
L'Oreal Paris | $8