Winter Face

Winter Face

Winter Face can best be described in terms of what it is lacking. Color and hydration. 

If we're talking color then we have to talk cloud paint. I received my first Glossier box in the mail a few weeks back and I won't even hide how excited I was. A brand knows what it's doing when a pink bubble wrap pouch incites genuine joy. Cloud paint has become an every day staple. It's a thin cream that blends seamlessly, and puff is a cool toned brightening pink that is perfect for my skin tone (pale olive, devoid of color). This is natural, easy, looks-like-skin makeup. I'm not a blush person but there's no denying its ability to make you look alive, healthy, and well. I've never ordered something and then so immediately wanted it in every shade.

Next up is the tinted lip balm in Rose from Burt's Bees that gives me the little-bit-red lips of my dreams. Sheer red rose. Think slightly sun burnt lips or the just-bitten vampire look we were all trying to achieve in 2008. Sheer is sometimes sexier than a full on red. Subtlety wins here. Where subtlety does not win is the Maybelline Superstay Ink in Ruler. I do not wear lipstick, like ever. However, there is something about the winter that inspires a dark lip. And also something empowering about wearing one.

You will not, however, find me applying a creamy bold lipstick. I don't live my life on the edge like that. If I am going to venture in that direction I want something that is not going to move. This liquid lip doesn't. I love the deep berry red, I love the smell, and the formula feels high-end. Good luck getting it off your lips though. 

Skinfix as a brand is all about protecting the skin barrier. This cleanser does exactly that. It's a natural oil cleanser that doesn't strip the skin, but still foams and deep cleans. If foaming terrifies you, this shouldn't. It's a creamy foam, and never leaves my skin feeling tight. The next (and best) in hydration is The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane. A silky thin oil that locks in moisture in a way that none of my other oils have. I really don't know how to describe this other than it feels like my skin is drinking up the hydration as soon as I put it on, while still leaving a protective layer on top.  

And finally, the hydrating mist. For an added layer of moisture throughout the day, or to settle makeup, which it does beautifully. A mist is the antidote to most makeup errors. And despite the fact that this smells a little too artificially fresh for me, I still love it and use it every time I wear makeup. 

 

The Overnight Glow

The Overnight Glow