Winter has definitely arrived here in Ireland with the temperature slowly dropping into the minuses now at night time so I decided it was time to go through my makeup and beauty stashes and dig out my winter favourites once again. I love this time of year, it's finally acceptable to add some sparkle to my everyday makeup look and bring out the metallic and shimmer shades again, I fully take advantage of this fact because I really can't resist anything that glitters!
Two of my favourite eye shadows for the winter season are MAC Fresh & Mint and Bourjois Single Eye Shadow in shade 25. Fresh & Mint is a shadow duo that I've had for sometime now and I love wearing it every winter. The light pink shade with flecks of white mixed with the shimmery mint colour gives a gorgeous frosted look to the eyes. The Bourjois shadow I bought because I always associate shimmery silver shades with Christmas and I wore this on Christmas Day last year. I like that this shade isn't too garish and can be used for everyday wear.
I like to wear a variety of deep hued and frosted lipsticks during the winter season and two of my favourites are Estee Lauder's 'Orchid Light' which is a gorgeous deep pink almost purple berry toned shade which looks stunning on the lips and has a slight shimmer to it too. I also love MAC's 'Fabby' lipstick which has an iridescent quality to it which gives a frosted effect on the lips, perfect for a winter look. I like to have a bit of sparkle on my nails for the festive season so I always dig out my glittered and sparkly nail polishes. This gorgeous golden shimmer shade from Paese Summer Time 350 is perfect for the festive season and the gold colour looks amazing on my nails. As you can see from the name of this nail enamel it's from their summer collection but I think it's perfect for the festive season too.
MAC's 'Gentle' blusher is a shade I love wearing during the winter months. It's a raspberry toned blusher which has the same kind of iridescent quality as 'Fabby' and it also has a slight shimmer too. I think it's a lovely shade for the colder months. As I said above winter is the only time of year when I can really go glitter overload so when I saw The Sparkler by The Body Shop I just had to pick up two bottles, one in pink and one in bronze. Not only do the bottles look gorgeous on my dressing table with their soft, old-fashioned style pump, they're filled with glittery goodness which smells amazing and adds a subtle shimmer to the face, collarbone, hair... anywhere you want to put it really! I give myself multiple spritzes of this during the winter months, the smell is addictive. My lovely fiance has also just gotten me the new glazed apple scent version of this so I'll really be sparkling this season! I've also been using my Benefit My Place Or Yours Gina perfume recently too. I think the scent is perfect for the colder months as it's not floral but has a warm bitter-sweet fragrance.
Finally, not strictly a 'beauty' favourite but us beauty bloggers love our candles (or so it seems!) and I'm loving my new Yankee Candle Icicles and Christmas Memories wax tart melts. I'll be burning these throughout the winter season so my home will be smelling all festive and Christmassy.
What are your winter beauty favourites?