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The Makeup We're Loving This Winter!

7 July, 2023 - 07:30am by - Head Pixie | 6 Comments

by BR Kellie

I make no bones about being a summer baby. I love the "less is less" approach that summer brings to clothing, makeup, and life in general. That being said, when the frosty days roll in, I feel a tingle of excitement about breaking out my "more is more" makeup. Think richer primers, fuller coverage foundation, and lush, rich pigmented eyeshadows, lipsticks, nail polishes and more...

So, what are some great ways to change up our makeup during the chilly months? How can we take the dull days of winter and embrace them? Check these beauties out...


Between the drier air, the wind, and the set-to-scorch heatpump, your skin can take a right battering during the colder months, which is why adding extra hydration is key to keeping it in tip top condition. Adding in layers of moisturising skincare is a great idea, as is tagging in a more hydrating primer. I've recently discoverd the Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer - and I'm in love. New holy grail. It's moisturising, yet light on the skin, gives a gorgeous glow, and helps make foundation look fab. Speaking of foundation...


If you're looking to go glam during the colder months, then you can't go past a medium to full-coverage foundation to create a flawless base for the rest of your face. Not sure which foundation's for you? From Estée Lauder's Double Wear to Nars' Sheer Glow, our amazing Beauty Review community can point you in the right direction with their fab foundation reviews.


Love that glowing winter flush, but don't fancy going for a brisk walk in a park to achieve it? Fake it with a rosy blush! 

Tend to stick to peachy, apricot colours during the warmer months? Winter's a great time to break out of your colour rut and try a new shade - from mauves, to plums, to deep pinks, or even a lovely lilac.


In a fit of whimsy, one bright and sunny summer's day, I decided to apply a smoky eye. I blended and layered and buffed the colour in, then washed it off. It looked overdone, and simply wrong for me to be wearing such a heavy look on such a glorious day. Since then, I have been craving the colder months, because I love playing with eyeshadows and creating the illusion of bigger, wider eyes. And while I'm meant to be low-buying eyeshadow palettes (because I would need another hundred pairs of eyes to make a dent in my current collection), Natio Celebrate, with its beautiful neutrals and hints of plum, is luring me in...


While you can vamp it up anytime of the year, something about the depths of winter lends itself to richly pigmented lippies in lush shades of plum, ruby red and chocolate brown, and Maybelline's SuperStay Vinyl Ink liquid lipstick range offers beautiful shades to enrich those darker days. Ditto... nail polishes.

Nail polish

During summer you can not separate me from a candy apple red, pretty pastel green or tangerine orange shade of nail polish. But in winter, I'm all about jewel tones on my tips. Favourite shade this winter? "Bahama Mama" from Essie. Simply stunning.

So, my beauties, do you change up your makeup in winter? What products do you reach for? Or does your look stay same-same whatever the season? Get chatting below!



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14th July, 2023

Love these colours. Will have to try that maybelline it’s beautiful

13th July, 2023

I'm definitely a winter girl - both in colouring and style - so while I love the pastelly, minty, fruity tones on other people, I never wear them myself. I'm pale year-round, so stick with my normal foundation/tinted moisturiser throughout the year, but in winter just layer on loads more moisturiser underneath. My lip colour would probably be the only thing I'd change in summer; same tones but a bit lighter/softer. Then in winter I really go for it and indulge in the deep, rich burgundies and wines. Yummy yum yum!

13th July, 2023

I definitely love those winter shades especially Burgundy nail polish and the plum shades of the lipsticks, I might change my lipstick color slightly but overall no dramatic change, thanks .

11th July, 2023

My look stays the same except I use more moisturiser on my face and heaps of lip balm. Just moved into a house with a heatpump and it's definitely drying.

10th July, 2023

My look pretty much stays the same all year round and I manage to get the winter flushed cheeks look most days even in the warmer months, it's called menopause! *sigh*

10th July, 2023

I like warmer lipsticks and nail polishes and use a lot more moisturizer.

6th August, 2023

I love the plum shades in winter and they make you feel warm and smart.



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