Bright and Beautiful Skin in Winter

We’re in the middle of Winter. My lips are cracked, my hands are dry and my skin? Well, it’s just a tad dull. I’m upset there’s no snow, I’m almost certain that it’s cold enough and I have college deadlines which I would like extended. Sadly, I don’t see it snowing so instead I decided to show you which products give me a glow in winter, when my skin needs a little help.

Bright and Beautiful Skin in Winter

 I have two primers I will go for depending on the weather. If it’s rainy then I’ll grab Benefit’s That Gal, £22.50, this is a brightening face primer which smells so good, as per usual with Benefit products! The reason this is my go to when it rains is because it brightens rather than glows, and if it’s raining I don’t want to look any more saturated than I already will be. However, if it’s just frosty then L’Oreal’s Lumi Magique Primer is my go to, £9.99, as it’s basically radiance in a bottle. I love this as you can mix it with foundation, use before foundation or even as a highlighter. Personally I go for before or as a highlighter because most of my foundations are dewy or glowy anyway. For foundation it has to be Rimmel Wake Me Up, £8,99. This has reflective particles running throughout and really does brighten up my face. My only slight problem is that I find it transfers very easily, so don’t touch your face unless you want to be sparkly the whole day. Finally is a higlighter from Smashbox, mine came in a travel size set but they’re usually £25, which is quite expensive. Hollywood & Highlight is a stunning champagne colour which can look quite subtle once blended out with your finger. Even if I’m not wearing any other makeup a slick of this on the tops of my cheeks gives me an alive glow which at 7:30am is necessary so as not to scare people.

I’m forever experimenting with different glowy products as I’m just not happy when my skin is dull. I want to light up the room with my highlight even when I’m actually still half asleep and stumbling around. I have my fingers firmly crossed for snow, so here’s hoping!


  1. Gill McLaughlin
    January 28, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I've only used Rimmel Wake ME Up once but I got it in the wrong shade, it was too dark for me so I instantly didn't like it because I couldn't see past the orange haha I need to try it again in my actual shade as it sounds really good! great post

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      February 2, 2017 / 12:21 am

      Aw no! I'd maybe pick it up again as their shade range is quite impressive. I'm 010 Light Porcelain (the lightest shade) and it's perfect for me!xx

  2. Gemma Magpie
    January 29, 2017 / 12:38 am

    I love the Wake Me Up Foundation – it's perfect for when my skins looking a little dull xx Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      February 2, 2017 / 12:20 am

      And they actually do a light enough shade!xx

  3. Antonia
    January 29, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    My skin is also so dry and I'm really not very happy about it. These products seem amazing. My skin is in a desperate need of light and life. xo Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • MissCosmeticBlogger
      February 2, 2017 / 12:19 am

      Light and life are definitely what these offer. Wake Me Up would be the best place to start!xx

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