Hydrating Make-up Products For Winter

Winter can leave our skin in a state of perpetual dryness. With the drop in temperature, we find ourselves opting for heavier moisturisers, more gentle cleansers and any product that says ‘hydration’ on the front!

But hydration doesn’t have to stop at our skincare. There are more and more products on the market these days that double as both make-up and skincare! Companies are beginning to fill the gap between covering up and treating our skin, with a happy marriage of serums, moisturisers and carefully picked ingredients that are beneficial to your complexion now being combined with our day to day make-up products.

Here are our favourite make-up products that hydrate throughout the day and keep your skin glowing throughout the winter months!


For the skin:

Chantecaille – Future Skin Foundation might cost a few dollars but packs a punch in the hydration department! The water-based formula includes seaweed which is a moisture-retaining ingredient. It doesn’t skimp on the pigment either, providing a buildable coverage.

Covergirl – Covergirl and Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation combines Olay’s moisturising serum with foundation to keep the complexion even and hydrated at a very affordable price.

Nars – Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser packs more of a punch than your average tinted moisturiser. It’s oil-free formula provides a sheer, buildable coverage. Plus it acts to hydrate, brighten even fade hyperpigmentation!


For the eyes:

The Body Shop – Colour Crush Eyeshadows are packed with quality ingredients such as marula oil, brazil nut oil, coconut oil and honey. They are smooth, blend-able and don’t dry the eyes out as they create a dramatic colour on the lid.


The cheeks:

Stila – Aqua Glow Watercolour Blush is a water-based sheer colour that adds a pop to the cheeks. Being lightweight, the formula won’t feel sticky or heavy and keeps your ‘glow’ on all winter long.

Clinique – Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow can be used on both the cheeks and lips. It’s filled with hydrating and beneficial oils such as jojoba, safflower and sunflower seed. Being a fluid gel formula, the oil based product can last all day without feeling heavy or sticky and will add an extra hit of hydration to your make-up routine!


The lips:

Rimmel – Moisture Renew Lipstick, says it all in the name! Rimmel have managed to create a full pigmented lipstick that’s enriched with vitamins and keeps lips feeling hydrated throughout its wear. Plus, it’s super affordable!

Josie Maran – Coconut Watercolour Lip Stain & Shine gives all the benefits of coconut water in the ultimate lip combo. With a double usage product, you can use the lip stain for longlasting colour and choose to add the gloss over the top for some shine or use either products on their own.


Do you have a favourite from the list above?


Rachel x


Image Credit: Stila

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