Winter Beauty Favourites: Skincare, Makeup & Haircare

Winter Make Up Favorites Roundup - note cosmetics, lithe lashes, truglue, Catrice Cosmetics

It’s been awhile since I posted a roundup of all the recent beauty products I’ve been trying out, so it’s due time to share some of what I’m loving lately! Let’s jump right into it starting with my latest makeup faves!

Winter Makeup Beauty Faves

Wing Fling Liner Stamp from Tru Glue

Hello winged liner goals! The Wing Fling Eyeliner is a new addition to the True Glue lineup. They’re known for their all-natural lash adhesive, but now have branched into natural makeup as well!

In 2 easy steps, this dual sided wing stamp pen and felt tip liner creates the perfect wing every time.  It takes the stress out of getting those liner wings even and the formula is great too!

I find it to be super waterproof and it last all day long without budging, which is great for those with watery eyes (aka me). It’s made form all-natural ingredients, and is vegan and cruelty-free.

Lashes from Lithe

Lashes are the one thing that wake me up more than coffee, or make me look awake at least. Lithe is a Canadian eyelash brand that makes the perfect everyday lash that’s simple and beautiful.

My favourite are the 05 Wispy & Willowy (top in picture above), that a have contrasting lengths to create a delicate doll eyed look. I find them extremely light and comfortable, and love that I’m able to get multiple wears out of them. Lithe Lashes are cruelty free, vegan and have ego-friendly packaging.

MatteMoist Lipgloss from Note Cosmetics

Great for elevating your everyday look, the Mattemoist Lip Gloss from Note Cosmetics is a buttery, pigment-rich lippie with silky matte finish.

Since I’ve got them, I’ve put them on high rotation!  I love how they feel on my lips and thanks to the hydrating oils and vitamins it contains. They’re made from clean ingredients and infused with botanicals, as well as being Paraben-free and cruelty-free.

Power Fabric High Coverage Liquid Concealer from Armani Beauty

The Power Fabric High Coverage Liquid Concealer is like photoshop for my face. I’ve been using on my dark circles and it helps to lift and brighten the entire area!

It’s creates this second skin look that blurs away imperfections, from dark circles to redness and blemishes. I also love how it wears beautifully throughout the day, feeling both comfortable and looking smooth on the skin without caking or creasing over time.

HD Liquid Cover Foundation from Catrice

Catrice is a G-beauty (German beauty) brand that launched in Canada last year and specialize in luxury-inspired makeup at affordable prices.

The HD Liquid Cover Foundation is an ultra-light, high coverage foundation with a natural looking finish.  I love the full coverage that it provides, and it does an amazing job covering imperfections for a smooth and even complexion. It’s staying power is amazing too, and lasts all day long from am to pm.

Winter Skincare Favourites

Phyto-Nature Firming Serum from Dermalogica

Launching late last year, the Phyto-Nature Firming Serum is a new serum that gives both instant and long term results in anti-aging. It has a hyaluronic acid base thats infused with plant-derived bio-extracts to visibly tighten and lift skin, along with ingredients that improve luminosity and radiance in skin.

I love the feeling of the serum on my skin and noticed my skin had a great glow to it just a few days into using it. It has also been great for the winter and helps my skin hold on to moisture with its hyaluronic acid formulation.

Check out my post on 5 Skincare Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making for more products from Dermalogica.

3D Action Boost Moisturizer from Jouviance

Winner of the 2019 Elle Canada Beauty Grand Prix, the 3D Action Boost Moisturizer from Jouviance is an anti-aging cream that fights the first signs for aging.  It has a unique formula that offers the results of Retinol without the risk of irritation associated with it.

The cream itself is rich and hydrating and perfect for those dry cold winter days. As promised it’s gentle on my skin and I’m able to use it everyday without irritation. I love that it targets the first signs of aging for 25+, as many anti-aging creams are targeted for 45+ and often not quite right for my skin.

Pink Diamond Magic Gel Day Cream from Rodial

The Rodial Pink Diamond Magic Gel Day Cream has a gel-cream texture that’s very hydrating while feeling light as air. It has a Vitamin C enriched formula that’s also infused with Diamond Powder and blurring actives to smooth and plump the appearance skin.

It’s uniquely housed in an airless jar so as you press down the lid, it squeezes out the the perfect amount cream you need for every application, keeping your product fresh and from from contaminants.

I love how the formula is super hydrating while being extra light at the same time, which makes it perfect for the day. It also gives my skin a beautiful, fresh glow and leaves it soft and supple for hours.

Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen from Alumier MD

You know the rule, sunscreen everyday, even in the dead of winter! The Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen has been my go to sunscreen this winter to keep my skin protected.

It’s a physical sunscreen that’s packed with free-radical-quenching antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E. I love the hydrating formula along with a sheer healthy glow it provides. This formula is Paraben and sulfate free, as well as cruelty free, and safe for coral reefs.

Interested in Alumier MD? Check out my review on the C+E Everactive Serum.   

Watermelon Sleep Mask from Glow Recipe

I’ve been a little obsessed with sleep masks lately, and the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask has become one of my favourites for getting glowing skin. It’s formulated with soothing, amino-acid rich Watermelon Extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and pore refining AHAs that work while you sleep to gently exfoliate and clarify.

This sleep mask smells absolutely delicious and leaves my skin looking glowy and hydrated when I wake up. The texture is super luxe, yet lightweight and breathable so forget you have anything on your face when you fall asleep.

Overnight Gel Mask with Vitamin E from Olay

The Overnight Gel Mask with Vitamin E from Olay is another sleep mask that I’ve been loving we well.  It has a combination of hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to nourish and smooth the skin.

I love the light-weight gel formula and how well it hydrates my skin and keeps it hydrated through the day as well.  I found this one to be perfect for the winter when skin is dry and looking for an extra dose of hydration.

Purifying Mask from Artistry Signature Select

This Purifying Mask from Artistry Signature Select helps to cleanse skin and diminish oil and shine. It has a deep-cleaning formula immediately attracts and soaks up oil, to purify pores and decrease shine help help skin look cleaner and fresher.

The mask has a smooth clay light texture that I found to be the perfect balance of deep cleansing without over drying the skin. My pores looked cleaner and less visible and using the mask helped me to control my oily areas better.

Check out my Summer Beauty Faves post for more products from Artistry Studio.

Hair Product Favorites

Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask from Briogeo

During the winters my hair gets especially dry and brittle and the Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask from Briogeo has been very helpful and keeping my split ends at bay. It’s an intensive weekly treatment designed to restore essential hydration and enhance hair’s resilience and strength.

It’s great for all hair type and helps to restore moisture and prevent future damage. A weekly treatment does wonders for my hair.  It’s 95 percent naturally-derived ingredients, which include B vitamins, rosehip oil, argan oil, collagen, and silk to transform damaged hair into shiny, healthy, lustrous-looking locks.

Interested in Briogeo? Read about my review on Briogeo Cold Press Castor Oil.

Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Dual-Use Serum from Alterna‎

This innovative dual-use serum be used as a leave-in treatment or as a color-preserving mask to boost the level of conditioning, adding radiance and shine to hair.

I personally love using the Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Dual-Use Serum a leave-in treatment and it really helps to add shine, tame frizz, and to smooth my locks to get it ready for styling. It has a dry-oil gel-like texture that melts into my hair to smooth and protect it.

Interested in Alterna Haircare? Check out my review on Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

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Signature Duo Set from Sulwhasoo

This luxe skincare set (top left) from Sulwhasoo contains their 2 hero products, the First Care Activating Serum, and Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream. Both of these are full sized products, along with them you also get a set of 5 minis from the collection that are perfect for travel or trying out before you buy the full size.

The Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream is my current go to night cream and I love how hydrating and luxe it feels without being heavy on my skin. It contains a combination Korean red ginseng and retinol to defend against damaging free radicals, produce more firming collagen, and give skin an incredibly dewy glow.

I’ve been loving the First Care Activating Serum as well. My skin immediately feels refreshed and supple after use and over time it’s helps I have noticed more radiant skin.  The key ingredient in this serum is their JAUM Balancing Complex™, which contains potent cocktail of five Korean herbs that hydrates, nourishes, and visibly firms.

Interested in Sulwhasoo? Check out my review on the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Foundation SPF 50.

Cell Shock Age Intelligence™ Resurfacing Water from Swissline

If you can’t tell already, I’m all about getting that skin to glow. With stem cells, soy proteins and glycolic acid, the Swissline Resufacing Water helps to cleanse the pores and increase the skin’s ability to breathe, preserve energy and metabolize more effectively.

I find it very gentle and considering it has 10% glycolic acid, and it to unclogs pores making way for a fresh face that glows and looks more youthful.

Interested in Swissline? Check in my review on the Swiss Line: Cell Shock Age Intelligence Radiance Booster 10% Vitamin C

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  • Candice Sandler
    January 15, 2020

    Note Cosmetics just launched in South Africa, I definitely plan on trying some of their products in 2020


    • Eileen
      January 15, 2020

      That’s fantastic! I love their lippies so far, but definitely want to try some of their other makeup products as well!

  • Makeup Muddle
    January 16, 2020

    I really love the look of those lashes. They are so pretty, and I love that Catrice Foundation. It’s one of my favourites, and it’s so affordable too x

    Makeup Muddle

    • Eileen
      January 16, 2020

      Oh yes, the Catrice is on high rotation for me right now! Such a good one!

  • Jyoti
    January 17, 2020

    I am definitely going to try these beauty products this winter! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!



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