Snow and winter wind are bad enough to begin with but throwing dry winter skin (that feels something close to the Sahara desert) into the mix is a headache waiting to happen. Lucky for you, we’ve broken down a few products to replenish your skin’s moisture and hydrate throughout the day all while fighting your winter skin blues.
Face wash: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $19.50
The most important part of hydrated skin is the base. Start with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser which removes dirt without stripping the face of its natural oils. Formulated with avocado and almond oils it keeps the skin moisturized for an even base underneath makeup.
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with SPF 15, $18.99
The gel formula which contains hyaluronic acid quenches the skin and locks in hydration all while protecting the skin with SPF 15.
Primer: Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, $32
Infused with coconut water and probiotics, this replenishing primer creates a base for long lasting makeup while hydrating skin and giving you a dewy and fresh look.
Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $39
The oil-free foundation, which comes in a range of 18 shades, blends into skin flawlessly giving you a ‘born this way look’. Coconut water adds moisture and hyaluronic acid keeps skin looking plump and youthful all day.
Concealer: Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer, $27
This semi-matte concealer made with ionized water keeps under eyes hydrated and dark circles at bay. Instead of settling into fine lines or caking on your face this formula blends naturally into your foundation.
Contour: NYX Wonder Stick, $12
The key to fighting dry skin, is minimizing the use of powders that stick to dry patches. If contouring is something you live for, NYX’s Wonder Stick makes it easy to do so without the fear of flakes or patchiness.
Blush: Tarte Cheek Stain in Exposed, $30
Adding a light cheek stain to brighten up winter skin is an absolute must. Tarte’s Cheek Stain in the color Exposed is light on the skin and adds the pinky hue of a natural flush.
Highlight: Benefit Watt’s Up! Cream Highlighter, $30
If you want to add a luminous glow and sparkle to your skin, Benefit’s Watt’s Up! Cream Highlighter is perfect. The cream to powder finish adds a champagne hue ideal for the tops of your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and bridge of your nose.
Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $37
Translucent powder is well needed for those areas that may need a little less shine. With all of the luminous and hydrating products you’ve already applied set the under eye and and other areas that may become oily with Laura Mercier’s powder.
Setting Spray: Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $49
Burst your skin’s radiance throughout the day or use it as a setting spray for makeup giving it a flawless finish. This spray is infused with grape extracts and rose essential oils that prep skin and refresh it throughout the day.
Lips: Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain and Chapstick Total Hydration 3 in 1, $6.99 and $2.99
Lips need to be hydrated too! Add a subtle color with Revlon’s Colorburst Stain in shades that range from deep berry to delicate nude and then touch up and keep lips supple with Chapstick’s newest line.