Fall and winter are here, and that means more makeup decisions. For most us, the fall and winter months bring out a different kind of everyday look, one that is subtly sultry and mysterious. Think beautiful wispy eyelashes, feathered brows, and a bold red lip. At least for me, that’s how it goes. So time to pack up those sun kissed bronzers and golden highlighters, and embrace the pasty skin! Today I wanted to show you a few of the things that I can’t stop reaching for in my makeup stash. I got this wonderful idea from Shireen’s blog: Reflection of Sanity. Enjoy my Winter Makeup Menu!
Anastasia Stick Foundation – Warm Porcelain | HERE
I am loving this foundation stick for fall. It matches my skin tone perfectly and has a very effortless look and feel to the wear. Foundation sticks are all the rage right now, and while I have heard there are better ones on the market, I can’t stop reaching for this for a convenient and travel friendly foundation routine. Note: there are mixed reviews about this product. I personally like it, but you may not!
Bite Beauty Multistick – Brioche | HERE
Bite Beauty’s newest release is their Multistick which you can use as, well, really anything! They smell freaking delicious and they blend out effortlessly on the cheeks, as eyeshadow, and on the lips. The colour Brioche is the perfect sultry mauve for the colder months. It’s gorgeous on anyone!
BeautyBlender – In Black | HERE
I reach for my BeautyBlender nearly every single day. I can’t help it. I just love the way it applies foundation and I have nearly swore off brushes at this point. I knew I had to have the black coloured one! So welcome to my stash my little Black Beauty. See what I did there?
Essence Pure Nude Highlighter | HERE
Did anyone else purchase this because Kathleen Lights was raving about it? I sure did, and it’s so beautiful. It’s all I’ve been reaching for lately. It gives the most subtle glow to your skin and has a slightly warm sheen to it. In the winter months I find I don’t want to bother with bronzer too much, so this adds some colour to your cheeks (while highlighting them) in all the right ways.
Glossier Balm Dotcom | HERE
This isn’t pictured, because I honestly forgot about it. Do you know why I forgot about it? Because it’s sitting on my nightstand. I use this EVERY SINGLE NIGHT before bed. It literally repairs your lips overnight. One night, that’s all it takes. I suffer from really chapped lips in the winter, usually to the point of bleeding, and this is a lifesaver. You need this if you’re the same!
Kathleen Lights x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette | HERE (sold out)
So far I am loving this palette and I keep reaching for it. I’ve done lots of simple looks with it, but have yet to get super dramatic (just being honest). This has definitely been my go to palette so far for this fall/winter. The sheen colours are gorgeous but some of the mattes could use a better formula. More on this one to come though!
NYX Born to Glow Illuminating Primer | HERE
I am loving this primer for that subtle winter glow without going too heavy. I’ve been using this every time I wear makeup for the last month or so, and I don’t see that changing. It gives your face a nice pearly glow, while keeping your makeup put all day long. It is such an affordable price too which I love.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick – Stepping Out | HERE
You guys, this colour is so pretty. At first I wasn’t crazy about it, but then I pushed myself to wear it again and I fell in love. It is such a pretty deep brown nude, with mauvy undertones (can we make ‘mauvy’ a word already?). The applicator is my favorite part and makes it so easy to get the perfect lipstick lines. The wear isn’t super long lasting, but I try to have realistic expectations with that.
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush – Fetish | HERE
I think I may have purchased this last winter, but I definitely brought it back out! It is not a summer colour at all. This blush is a deep mauve that leans more red than purple. The blush itself is super long lasting and I am just in love with this colour. I’ve also been reaching for this to use on my eyelids for a daily monochromatic look!
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Comfort Matte – Tampered | HERE
This might just be the perfect 90’s lipstick. It’s so dark and moody. A perfect fall/winter favorite! I’ve been reaching for this when I have a night out and I want a really bold lip, or when I am feeling a little moody like one of The Craft ladies (90’s kids, you know). Their comfort mattes are part of their newest lipstick collection and they are so comfortable and creamy. You can’t go wrong with any colour!
I hope you guys enjoyed finding out what’s on my winter Makeup Menu! To clarify, we don’t really get a ‘fall’ in Arizona, so it’s ride or die from to summer to winter here. All of these products I cannot stop reaching for, and I didn’t leave any out! So, what’s on your makeup menu for fall and winter?