I wish we could just skip the rest of winter and move along to Spring 😒 because though I don’t mind cold weather at the mountains, I HATE winter in the city. I’m a winter sufferer too: my sleeping patterns are all over the place, I’m constantly too cold/too hot, and my skin gets super dry.
Especially my lips! I have to use lip balms literally all the time. Although I love lipstick I don’t tend to use any during winter. But here are some products that I use instead:
Lip scrub: I should use this more often! I really like Lush lip scrubs (my favorite is Bubblegum but I also like Popcorn) and I’m thinking of making my own DIY version (olive oil + sugar = lip scrub; easy!)
Lip balms: the most important part of my lip routine involves lip balms! I always have one with me at all times and I also always put some on before I leave my flat and before I go to sleep. Now this is starting to look like a Lush post but it isn’t! But currently Lush lip balms are the ones I am using the most.
Winter lips and color? My go-to method for winter lips is either using tinted lip balm (pictured below is one from Lush but I don’t really like this one that much because I have to use a lip brush to apply it and y’all know I’m lazy.)
Or using a lip stain and then applying lip balm over it. This is my best winter lip tip! I first apply the lips stain, let it dry (it takes only a few seconds) and then I add lip balm. This keeps my lips moisturized but also theres some color added to my lips. It feels very fresh and almost Spring-like. 😉
I love using Benefit lip/cheek stains but I also really like the Rimmel lip markers (couldn’t find mine in my stash, so it’s not pictured in the photo.) Basically you can then use any lip balm, I either use clear balm or a slightly very lightly tinted one. Sometime I use a lip chubby stick but really the lip stain with lip balm method is the best thing for me.
Does your make-up routine change in the winter?