Upgrade Your Winter Makeup Routine With These 6 Product Swaps

February 22, 2021
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Upgrade Your Winter Makeup Routine With These 6 Product Swaps
Everyone talks about the product switches you’re supposed to make in your skin-care routine during winter but often forget to cover the product changes you should make in your makeup stash as well. As the weather gets colder and the air gets drier, you need to incorporate hydrating products on both ends of your beauty routine. Not sure what to swap? We cover the bases, ahead.

Swap in a Radiant Makeup Primer 

Winter skin tends to lose its radiance. In addition to keeping your winter skin-care routine stacked with gentle exfoliators to buff away dull skin, reach for a glow-inducing, hydrating makeup primer. We like the Giogrio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer. It will help give your foundation a subtle glow while keeping your base products in place.


Swap in a Hydrating Foundation 

Products that combine makeup and skin care will be your best friend this season. Take the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare: This hydrating formula is made with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and vitamins E and B5 to moisturize and even out your complexion. 

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

Swap in a Liquid Concealer

Unlike summer skin that tends to be oily and often calls for lightweight coverage products, winter complexions can usually handle a thicker concealer formula without smearing or melting away. The Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer delivers long-lasting, high-pigment coverage without sacrificing the look of real skin.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer

Swap in a Matte Bronzer 

A shimmery bronzer may be your go-to in summer for faking a sun-kissed glow, but as you transition into winter, reach for matte to master that natural contour. The Milani Silky Matte Bronzing Powder gives you just the right amount of color to add warmth to your face without looking too overpowering. 

Swap in a Silky Blush

Dry powders can look cakey on an already-parched complexion. That’s why a powder-and-cream formula is best for winter, like the Lancôme Le Monochromatique Blush. Its unique cream-to-powder texture gives you a soft flush of color that’s anything but dry.  

Swap in a Creamy Highlighter 

To get that summer glow that you crave during winter, try the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Highlighter Wand. It has a buildable creamy texture that effortlessly blends into the skin and offers a radiant look.
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