Winter Makeup 2020
I’m not a snow bunny, and I don’t really like the cold, and I have to say that we’re a bit spoilt with Winter in Australia. We don’t get those super cold snaps and temperatures you can get in the Scandanavian countries, Russia, and North America. We rarely have to de-ice the car, or worry about slipping in ice and snow. We do however get the chance to pull out our long or ankle boots, layer up in a scarf, sip warm tea or a decadent hot chocolate, and we also get the chance to change our lighter Summer makeup colours for some warm earthy tones. Think rich burgundy, warm browns, and spicy reds, and you have cooler temperature colours down to a T. This year sees some particularly wearable Winter tones – and with some of us heading back into the office, even for a few days a week, we’ve simplified the Winter routine and found the best makeup to create gorgeous Winter looks.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream
If a products is a Brand’s number 1 seller, you know it’s good, and so it is with the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. We love a hydrating coverage for winter, and we have long been fans of this multi-tasking wonder product which was developed in conjunction with plastic surgeons, and is packed full of skin loving ingredients. Delivering a medium to full coverage, the CC+ Cream hydrates your skin while providing colour correction for dullness, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. Your skin is protected from UVA/UVB Rays with SPF 50+ protection, and the clever formula is infused with an anti-ageing serum, to help diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimise pores, and give you a more radiant looking complexion (your skin does have a subtle glow when wearing this). Available in 12 shades. Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50+ 32ml RRP $63.00. The range does come in an oil-free Matte formula and Illumination formula for extra glow, but we love the hydration the original formula provides over Winter.
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Colour Magic
The Queen of Makeup, Charlotte Tilbury has made it super simple to achieve the perfect eye this Winter, with four new Eye Colour Magic Luxury Palettes and four new matching matte & metallic Eye Colour Magic Eyeliner Duos. If you don’t know which colours work together these very clever palettes and eyeliners are designed to make specific eye colours pop. Using the colour wheel where opposites contrast for eyes that pop, and neighbouring colours harmonise to enhance eye colours, Charlotte Tilbury have created makeup to suit every eye colour. Dial up blue eyes with the earthy tones of Copper Charge (pictured), brown eyes sparkle with the limited edition blues and golds in Super Blue. Hazel eyes (like mine) are amplified with the gold and earthy tones of Green Lights, whilst green eyes look intensely green with the pinks and purples in the limited edition Mesmerising Maroon. One palette, one eyeliner duo per eye colour – what could be simpler? Eye Colour Magic Luxury Palettes 5.6g RRP $80.00, Eye Colour Magic Eyeliner Duos 1g RRP $47.00.
Mavala Classy & Retro Collections
Mavala have you well and truly red-y for gorgeous Winter looks with the ultra-contemporary colours in their Classy Collection of Lipsticks. With red (in all hues) being the colour of the season for lips, Mavala is bang on trend with their collection of pinks and reds from super soft to bold. Pictured L-R, 649 Sepia Beige is an intense natural beige with a touch of pink – the perfect universally flattering colour. 650 Antique Rose is a gorgeous tender vintage pink – classy and classic at the same time. 651 Collector Red is a timeless, passionate orange-red, perfect for a day out, whilst 652 Lady Rouge is a delicate classic burgundy red. 653 Ruby Red is a classic wine coloured blue-red, whilst 654 Noble Burgundy is an elegant deep, plummy purple-red, just what you need for a night out. The lipsticks are formulated with Prolip – a treatment complex which helps to nourish and protect your lips – perfect for the drier winter months. Classy Collection Lipsticks 4g RRP $27.95 each. Harking back to the bourgeoise 1970’s, the feminine and elegant Retro Color’s Nail Collection is designed to harmonise with the Classy Collection for sophisticated Winter looks. Formulated to let nails breathe, with the long lasting shine and hold, these gorgeous colours will have you looking chic all season. With names drawn from places we’d all rather be right now, like the intense Winter white of 4 Abu Dhabi, based on the oriental domed palaces of the Middle East. 5 Maputo is a deep brown with hints of terracotta, evoking images of an African safari, whilst 21 Tunis is an ochre tinged beige reminiscent of a burning desert sun. 35 Quito is a deep shimmering red, like an equatorial sunset sky, 36 Karachi is a luminous ultra-violet like mysterious treasure and 39 Bruxelles is a soft timeless Winter grey to match any outfit (also pictured L-R). Retro Color’s Mini Nail Polish 5ml RRP $8.50 each.
Designer Brands Eye See You Palette & Pigment Plus Eyeliners
If you prefer a more natural, or smoky eye, to go with gorgeous bold Winter lips (and nails), the limited edition Designer Brands Eye See You Nice & Natural 5 Shade eyeshadow Palette is perfect. Featuring 3 creamy and 2 shimmer shades, the palette takes you from day to night with ease. The base nude shade is cleverly twice the size of the other shades, so you don’t run out, and all shades are intensely pigmented and infused with Vitamin E for extra nourishment. Eye See You Nice & Natural Eye Shadow Palette 10.8g RRP $12.99. To line your smoky eye, the Designer Brands Pigment Plus Water-Resistant Retractable Eyeliners are an easy to use option. Easy to apply, these creamy, deeply pigmented lines blend seamlessly and the waterproof formula means they stay in place all day. The built in sharpener means you can keep the tip sharp, for more precise application. Choose from the classic Black Abyss (pictured) for a super smoky eye, or a shade to match your own eye colour – with 11 to choose from, from browns, blues, purples, gold, green, and nude you’re sure to find a shade to suit. Pigment Plus Water-resistant Retractable Eyeliner 0.48g each RRP $9.99 each. As we’ve come to expect with the Designer Brands range, both the Eyeshadow Palette and Eyeliners are not tested on animals and are cruelty-free.
Have you gone back to work in an office yet? How are you finding it? Have you tried any of the winter makeup listed above? Do you use something else? Let us know in the comments below.