My Winter Skincare

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1.) Face Mask

Sephora Honey Mask | $6 | Sephora
FACTS: Nourishes and balances to soothe and refresh dry or sensitive skin.

REVIEW: Skin prep is the most important step in a makeup routine! I love pampering myself and using a face mask in the evenings. It makes me feel like I am at a spa! Not to mention, I know this face mask will never fail to hydrate and protect my skin. It is not something I use every evening, but I use it at least once/twice a week.

2.) Moisturizer

Essential Day Moisturizer Normal to Dry | $45 | Ulta
FACTS: Rich in Ahava’s hydrating Osmoter, skin is left soft and smooth. Protects against environmental damage with Vitamin E and soothes with Aloe Vera.

REVIEW: This moisturizer is perfect for every day. I have combination skin and I apply this both in the morning and in the evening. It leaves my skin feeling plump and refreshed, without making it oily. The best part is, when I apply this under my makeup my skin looks silky smooth. I have struggled to find a moisturizer that hydrates my skin enough, while still complimenting my foundation. Certain moisturizers cause my foundation to break up, or ‘melt’ off easily because they become oily. I love the scent as well. I do not enjoy skin products that have a strong fragrance and this has just enough.

3.) Eye Cream

Midnight Recovery Eye | $37 | Sephora
FACTS: This soothing treatment leaves under-eye skin feeling strengthened and replenished, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Dark under-eye circles appear reduced and depuffed. The formula is infused with the same natural ingredients as Midnight Recovery Concentrate plus butcher’s broom, which improves microcirculation and reduces redness and irritation.

REVIEW: Soothing is the number one word that comes to mind when i think of this eye cream. I use this cream every morning and every evening. I struggle with extremely dry under eyes and this cream is the perfect consistency. I do not like putting heavy product on my skin, especially near my eyes. This cream is light but still extremely satisfying. I also love that this cream comes in a tube. Many creams come in a jar and the vitamins and strength diminish with time.

4.) Primer

TOO FACED Hangover Replenishing Face Primer | $32 | Sephora
FACTS:A replenishing face primer that hydrates, smoothes, and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish.

REVIEW: I apply this primer after my eye cream and moisturizer. It almost feels like a light moisturizer but it is just enough to feel like it is protecting my skin from product. It also adds a little extra hydration, which I could always use. When I do not use this primer, I definitely see a difference. My skin is not as smooth and my dry patches are more prominent. It also has the scent of coconut and allows me feel as though I am having a facial on my own private island :P.

5.) Foundation:

Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ | $38 | Ulta
FACTS: It truly gives you full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. This breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s infused with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, enhance skin brightness, minimize pores and give you a more radiant, supple and flawless-looking complexion.

REVIEW: This is my favorite every-day foundation. I am absolutely obsessed. I have finally discovered a foundation that makes my skin look naturally flawless. This can build to a medium coverage and also provides SPF 50! It hydrates my skin and gives me a fresh faced look while enriching my skin with vitamins. It is perfect for those no-makeup makeup days AND days where you want to go a bit more glam without feeling like you have to put on a heavy foundation. This is my holy grail makeup product!!

6.) Chapstick:

Beeswax & Propolis Lip Balm | $3.50 | Savannah Bee Company
FACTS: Savannah Bee Company Beeswax & Propolis Lip Balm goes on smooth and silky, softened with the oils of coconut, olive, cocoa, and hemp seed. Never greasy, never chalky, it absorbs and protects with the soothing benefit of organic beeswax. In addition to beeswax, Savannah Bee Lip Balm also contains softening honey, pure propolis, and nourishing royal jelly — all the very best ingredients from the hive!

REVIEW: This is the BEST chapstick! The mint is cooling and refreshing. It lasts on my lips longer than any other chapstick I have used. The natural ingredients are amazing! It is not sticky at all and adds a smooth film that nourishes and protects my lips.

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