It’s like clockwork: As seasons change and winter takes the stage, your skin is depleted of moisture, leaving behind a dull, dry complexion that, frankly, you don’t want or have time for. Luckily, like you can change your skin care routine to cater to your new needs, the same can be done for your makeup regimen. Here, our favorite mega-moisturizing makeup to keep skin in tip-top shape all winter long.
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Cream shadows are a must when fighting a battle against dry skin, and these dual-sided wonders go beyond simply fitting the bill. Designed for a perfect “I spent an hour in front of the mirror” look, these sticks cover your shadow and liner needs while vitamin E, rose hip and calendula oil continuously hydrate parched skin.
A twist on the classic Korean-sourced cushion compact, this new one from skin care brand belif boasts SPF 50 protection and the promise of a whopping 26 hours of hydration inside the picture-perfect packaging. Comfrey leaf and ceramide help soothe dry, irritated skin and seal moisture in for maximum hydration around the clock.
Boasting a super rich and hydrating formula, this intensely pigmented lipstick never feels dry or rough on your lips. Instead, it leaves behind a smooth, moisturized finish you thought only your beloved chapstick could deliver.
It’s not every day we come across a hydrating powder foundation, but this one is a force to be reckoned with. Whether you wear it alone or over your favorite BB cream, the patended hydration technology found in each particle (we’re talking pure gold, 48 minerals, 11 amino acids and peptides) works to leave behind hydrated, baby-smooth skin we’re always craving.
We all know the winter months make keeping a summer tan hard, so it’s crucial to reach for a moisturizing formula that leaves your skin glowing, not orange. This triple threat does the trick, working as both a hydrator, primer for your favorite foundation and a good-for-your-skin bronzer (it includes jojoba oil and vitamins A, C and E) to keep you looking radiant.
This translucent topcoat works seamlessly with all lip formulas—think matte lipsticks to shiny glosses—to reduce fading, smudging and flaking all while sinking deep into lips to hydrate and prevent dryness at the source.
Keeping your cheeks washed with a flush of color is a surefire way to keep your complexion lively through even the coldest months. To ensure skin is kept moisturized and never flaky, reach for a creamy option like this one from By Terry, which boasts sunflower seed oil and flower extracts as ingredients to keep your skin supple, never parched.
Instead of using powder formulas to contour your face (they can often draw more attention to dry patches), reach for a cream alternative like this one, which includes shades to correct discoloration (like redness or dark spots), plus shades to highlight and sculpt your face. Even better, it includes a blend of algae and marine flower extracts to help soothe and smooth any dryness.
The ingredient list includes Matrixyl 3000, which contains anti-wrinkle peptides to keep skin young, Litchiderm (derived from the lychee fruit) to protect against dehydration, and sodium hyaluronate to aid in skin attract and retain moisture. The translation? Dry skin has met its match with this full-coverage concealer that won’t crease.
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