Fashion & Beauty

Winter Makeup Favorites

January 29, 2016

Not going to lie, most mornings I look eerily similar to the creature from the black lagoon when I wake up. After a little bit of primping and prepping, I’m usually at least halfway decent to leave my apartment and make my way out into the world without scaring small children.

But with the snow and the frigid temperatures, I’ve found that for the first I’ve really had to change my makeup routine based on the seasons (growing up in Florida that was never a problem). Here are some of my favorite products that I use everyday!

Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer // This was recommended to me by a specialist at Sephora and I really love how the primer neutralizes the redness of my skin and also helps keep my foundation from slipping off my face.

Bobbi Brown Corrector // I swear by Bobbi Brown’s corrector. This is a more recent purchase of mine but now I don’t know how I’d live without it (please don’t discontinue it now that I’ve said that!!). I apply under my eyes before the concealer and it really helps brighten up my eyes and gets rid of the dark circles.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit // Concealer’s basically my best friend in the makeup world, and Bobbi Brown’s formula is perfect for me. I use this both under my eyes and on the rest of my face, to cover to up dark spots and acne. The shade is perfect for me, which I find is hard sometimes because I’m so fair, and this kit totally lives up to the hype.

Nars Luminous Foundation // I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION. It gives full coverage without looking cakey or too heavy. I can’t rave enough about it!

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette // I’m pretty simple when it comes to eye makeup and so I love having a few of my favorite Naked eyeshadow colors without having to drop the big bucks. I tend to use a lighter color on my lid and a darker in the crease everyday and I’ve had this palette for almost 2 years now!

Sephora Bronzer Powder // As I’ve said before, I’m ghostly pale… Especially during this time of year. So a swipe bronzer across my cheeks, nose, and neck is clutch to looking like a normal human being everyday. I’ve found that this Sephora bronzer works just as well as the designer brands for half the cost, which always makes me feel better when I go back for more!

Cargo Blush // I got this blush in a BirchBox sample way back in July and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s definitely more of a summer-y shade but the pink color is too pretty for me to give up.

Anastasia Brow Wiz // Confession: I have very thin brows. Which was popular about 10 years ago but not I’m trying all that I can to make them look fuller and this brow pencil is perfect for that!

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara // Another confession: My eyelashes are practically blonde and stick straight out. I love Benefit’s mascara because it adds the volume that I so desperately need to frame my eyes, especially since I usually don’t wear any liner. Compared to the drugstore mascaras I used to wear everyday, this mascara is totally worth the cost!

Bobbi Brown Lipstick // I absolutely adore this lipstick. It’s somewhere between a deep pink and a red, so it’s perfect for the office and going out to drinks. Definitely one of the lipsticks that I wear more often!


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  • emi

    this is perfect timing! just last night i was thinking to myself how clueless i am with makeup 🙂 so i’ll be using these tips! xoxo

    • I learn all of my tips off of youtube! Otherwise I wouldn’t know anything!

  • Alice

    Ooh that foundation sounds amazing! I’ll check it out!

    • I love Nars products! It makes my skin look amazing!

  • RedTagChicLA

    Love your makeup stash thanks for sharing – Have a great weekend!!!


  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great post, babe! I use the Bobby Brown Corrector too and I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!!

    Happy Friday, my gorgeous friend!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • The Bobbi Brown Corrector is amazing! It works wonders on my under eye dark circles!!

  • Meghan Conard

    Great products! I love that mascara too!

    • I’m obsessed Benefit mascaras! They make my eyelashes look so long (when they’re actually stubby and blonde!).

  • I am in love with your products! Such great picks!

  • I feel like I am such a beauty novice. I need to up my game! Thanks for sharing your favorites.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I only know about makeup because of youtube! Thank goodness for that!

  • Biana Perez

    I just bought the Naked 2 basics palette for a trip and I’m so excited to use it!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I love all of the Naked palettes! The colors are so pretty!

  • Samantha P

    I’ve never used Bobbi Brown but I’ve heard nothing but good things. I think I might be trying out the concealer! 🙂

    S .x

    • Bobbi Brown products are amazing!! I swear by her corrector and concealer!

  • I couldn’t agrre more with what you said about the Naked Basics palette. I bought it at the beginning of the year and I haven’t put it down since! Have you tried pairing it with the Urban Decay Primer Potion?

    Evie x | EvangelineLouise

    • I’ve had mine forever now and I still use it everyday!! And yes I love that primer! Totally forgot to include it in this post!

  • I need to try that equalizer primer! My skin has some redness too that i want to hide/get rid of.


    • I’m all about taking the redness out of my skin!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    i have heard amazing things about that primer! I need to try it! thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend babe! Loves!



    • I love this primer! I just recently started using it and I love how it feels on my skin (my last primer was thicker and kind go gooey…)!

  • Need to purchase Urban Decay nake palette, keep reading great posts on it and i have to try it x

    • Oh my goodness yes you definitely should!! All of the palette colors are so pretty!

  • Benefit does the best mascaras! I love my Roller Lash mascara. It’s my everyday go to mascara. I’m on my 3rd one already!



    • I love Benefit’s mascaras!! I’ll have to check that one out too!

  • Love your picks! I find Urban Decay Basics to be such a good winter pallete, I have been using it a lot recently. I also vouch for the Benefit Mascara, its amazing. And Sephora bronzer is just <3 <3!

    Marianne x

    • Benefit Mascara is so amazing! It helps me fake having long eyelashes!

  • I love any of the Urban Decay palettes! The basics one seems like a great travel must-have.

    Xo Chelsea

    • The Urban Decay palettes are all so pretty!!

  • Erica Kato

    Love Urban Decay!

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

    • It’s definitely my favorite eye makeup palette!

  • Rakel
  • I love Bobbi Brown!

    Lizzie Dripping

    • All of her products are amazing!!

  • I’ve heard good things about the Bobbi Corrector! I’ve using the Urban Basics Naked 2 palette lately and loving it. 🙂

    Yours Truly, NY

    • The Bobbi Brown Corrector is definitely my favorite beauty product! And I love all of the Naked palettes!

  • That’s a pretty picture!! I Love the Naked Basics Palette! Use it almost every single day ❤︎
    Selina | SelinasInspiration

    • It’s my favorite eyeshadow set!!

  • love your picks!!
    kisses from the sandpits of dubai ❤️

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great choices here. All of these are awesome brands!!

    Adi xx

    • Thank you so much! I love doing research on youtube and other blogs to find new makeup!

  • Great favorites

    Made in MauveBloglovin

  • Thanks for these recommendations. I like the sound of the Make up Forever primer as I too have red skin in parts

    • It’s definitely my favorite primer that I’ve ever tried!

  • Merima Kopić

    Amazing post! Great makeup.

  • I always love these posts – I’m so nosy about what other products people use. I so want to try the Nars luminizer foundation and need to get my hands on more Bobbi Brown products!


    • All of Bobbi Brown’s products are amazing!! And the Nars foundation is such a lifesaver when I breakout!

  • I LOVE the Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil. It is seriously a lifesaver! I received a free sample of IT Cosmetics’ eye brow pencil…it ranks pretty high up there with Anastasia!


    • I have like no eyebrows so I’m a huge fan of Anastasia eyebrow pencils! I’ll have to check out IT Cosmetics’ too!

  • Fabulous collection of makeup lovely!! I’ve been dying to try the Anastasia Brow Wiz for agessss! I’d also love to try the Nars Luminous Foundation and the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette AND Benefit Mascara! Oh my god you’ve made me want to go makeup shopping!! Xx

    • Benefit mascara is such a lifesaver! I have very light eyelashes and this is the only mascara (that I’ve tried so far) that make my lashes look thick! I love shopping for new makeup!!

  • Emma

    The benefit mascara is my FAVORITE also!! Great post!!


    • Benefit mascara is definitely my favorite mascara that I’ve ever tried!! It gives my lashes such amazing volume!

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