I wanted to create a look that I like to call ‘winter fresh’. It’s a really simple makeup look with frost bitten cheeks, to make you look awake, super cute and super glowy (and not in a highlighty way).
When it comes to this time of year, if we’re not covered in highlight we can look a little down in the dumps. It’s just what winter does to your skin. It makes it look dull and lifeless.
I feel like the use of cream blush is essential for really making the cheeks look super alive and if you don’t have one, I’d recommend stocking up and they’re a staple in my collection. I have a warm toned deep pink, a cool toned deep pink (the one featured in this post), a bright pink coral and a peachy tone. I find that if put on the cheeks before any powders and then topped with a powder blush, it means that your blush stays put and looking fresh all day. As I’m sure you all know, it’s always your blush that seems to disappear first – but not when you do this trick.
I hope you enjoy this look and if there’s any tips you have for looking fresh during this time of year, be sure to pop them below. I’m sure everyone, including me, will be super thankful.
B A S E
Childs Farm Moisturiser in Grapefruit & Tea Tree (£4.49, Superdrug
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 53 (£9.99, Superdrug)
Applied with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Superdrug)
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick in F4 to conceal under the eyes, the nose and chin (£5, Beauty Bay)
Blended in with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
C H E E K S
Makeup Revolution Strobe Balm Palette (£8, Beauty Bay)
Taking the pinky toned champagne and applying it to the high points of the face and blending with fingers
Revlon Photo-Ready Cream Blush in Flushed (From £9, eBay)
Applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended with fingers
Nip & Fab Blushed palette (£10.95, Superdrug)
Applying the shade Velvet on top with the Real Techniques Blush Brush (£9.99, Superdrug)
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Rock on World (£4, Beauty Bay)
Applied with the New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics) to the perimeters of the face, for that bronzed definition
S E T T I N G
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied to mattify the face all over with the Zoeva Face Focus brush (£13, Beauty Bay)
B R O W S
Tanya Burr Perfect Brow Palette (£7, Feel Unique)
Taking a mix of the darkest and lightest to match the shade I want and applying with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
E Y E S
Ciate London Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Palette (*no longer available, so sorry*)
Taking the shade Nini – a matte mauve shade – into the crease
Applied with the Zoeva Soft Definer brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Then taking the shade Beauty – a deep almost black matte shade – and applying it like a liner
Applied with the Zoeva Fine Liner brush (£8, Beauty Bay)
L’Oreal The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara in Waterproof Black (£7.99, Boots)
L I P S
L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Liner Couture in Beige (£4.99, Boots)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Caramello (£17, Beauty Bay)
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11 thoughts on “Winter Fresh”
this is such a pretty look, loving the subtle lip!
Thanks so much! It’s become my go to for pretty much everyday now, it’s just so fast to do x
Why thank you! X
you’re so pretty!!! xoxo
Thank you x
I’m going to have to try this powder-over-blush trick!
I’m obsessed with it. You must let me know what you think after trying it x
I only have powder blush but I tried it yesterday and today and I think it did last longer. Thanks!
You’re SO welcome x