Winter Beauty Edit

It's time for another Seasonal Beauty Edit! Winter is definitely the time of the year when I step outside my comfort zone in terms of makeup and go for something a little bolder, so hopefully you'll get to see something a little different from me in this post!


The original Double Wear is my go-to for nights out but at the moment I'm loving the Light version for everyday wear. If you love the flawless finish and longevity of the the original but find it a bit too much then this is the answer! For me, winter is all about flawless, matte (but not flat or drying), excellent coverage and this delivers it. Don't be fooled by the name; it's still medium to full but dials things down a notch.

To finish off the 'matte not flat' look it has to be the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has such incredible, flawless coverage. I use it mainly for blemishes but also sparingly under the eyes. There isn't an imperfection it can't cover.

The festive period is the time when you can go all out with the highlighter, and I certainly do! The water-based powder formula is beyond creamy and blends into the skin effortlessly. The shade is a golden-champagne with a little hint of peach that I think would suit so many skin tones. It doesn't have any glitter but seriously packs a punch when it comes to getting glowing skin.

I don't actually have a specific winter blusher I'm loving this year, I've pretty much been wearing the same ones you can check out in my Autumn Cheek Wardrobe. Nars Dolce Vita is particularly gorgeous if you're not too into a full-on berry on your cheeks.

This is a stunning, dewy, metallic highlight shade for the inner corner. It's a gorgeous champagne-nude that's just so pigmented and creamy in texture.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan in Shimma Shimma | £4.95 post

Of course a shade called 'shimma shimma' had to make it into my Winter Beauty Edit! This very light white-gold shimmer is perfect as a highlight or across the lid.

Winter is the time I step a little outside my comfort zone and wear some colour. Berry shades on the eyes are a less scary option and perfect for warmer skin tones. When I think of matte brights, I usually think of chalky formulas with poor colour payoff, but Bitten couldn't be further from that. It's so creamy and easy to blend with incredible pigmentation.

Burlesque is the perfect partner for Bitten on the outer part of the eyelid. It's a lovely deep burgundy shimmer that's nothing too scary or intense once applied. Again, the quality is impressive.

My final winter eye option is MAC's Amber Lights. A gorgeous bright orange-toned gold, it's perfect to pair with a berry lip. It looks so stunning and multifaceted on it's own all across the lid.

I always love my winged liner but for a more dramatic festive eye look, it's an essential. I've said it before and I'll say it again; Supercat is just the best. It ticks all the boxes for me as it stays fresh, pigmented and black and has the perfect nib shape and size to wing your liner with minimal effort.

This is my more 'daytime' pick or for if you're not into a deep lip for winter. I love the Chubby Stick Intense formula as it's still so moisturising but way more pigmented than the original line. This is a deep pink rosy shade that gives a nice wash of colour for when you want to play up other features.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Diva | £15.50 post

For a proper vampy deep berry lip, it just has to be Diva for me! It's just exactly what I want from a winter shade and has a long-lasting matte finish.


When my skin is feeling tired, red or dehydrated I reach for this face spray for an instant soothing moisture boost. I love how it gives instant and lasting relief to my dehydrated skin.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask | £23 post

The cold outside and indoor heating can play havoc on your skin. When my face is feeling sapped of moisture, this provides an overnight fix. You only need the tiniest amount but the next morning my skin looks and feel so much softer and healthier.

S&G Speed Plump All-Day Super Moisture Marvel* | £13 post

Although my skin is combination, winter makes the dehydrated aspect take over a little bit. It's so hard to find a moisturising day cream that isn't so rich that it just sits on top of the skin. However Soap & Glory's Speed Plump is exactly what I've been after; it sinks in nicely, moisturising my skin without shine.

Body & Everything Else

Library of Fragrance Egg Nog Cologne* | £15

I know it's not really Christmas any more but this is just the most gorgeous wintery scent! It has hints of spiciness, ginger, milkiness and sweet baking. I just love it.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub | £8 | post

This is one of those products I tried and instantly regretted never picking it up sooner! The scent is just yummy, oat-y, sugary, banana-y, pancake-y goodness and it's so nourishing and effective at removing dead skin cells without leaving your skin red or sore.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk Lotion | £10 | post

This is the perfect almond, honey, sugar and oat follow-up to the Breakfast Scrub. It's so quick and easy to apply and although it has a light lotion formula, it's very nourishing without feeling like it takes 10 minutes to rub it in fully.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Balm | £9.50 post

This is literally the best lip balm in the world, I've honestly never tried something that leaves my lips so soft and hydrated from one overnight use. It has quite a thick texture but for me, it really works.

Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector | £11 post

At this time of year I reach for my Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector as it's seriously heavy-duty and my hands get seriously dry and sore. It gives instant moisture that lasts throughout the day. I honestly don't think there's a cracked enough hand in the world that this couldn't take on!

Essie Nail Polish in Wicked | £7.99 post

This is my go-to deep vampy nail shade. It's a really deep red that almost looks black on first glance.

What are your must-have winter beauty products?


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  1. I always thought Mac Diva wasn't for me, yet from your swatch, I believe I would love it, just as the Mac Amber light eyeshadow!


  2. I now want everything in this post!! I am loving the Body Shop Hemp Protector at the moment, and the Origins mask is fab too. I'm so tempted to order a few Makeup Geek shadows after reading your posts...

    Jess xo

  3. Champagne Pop is one I can feel myself wanting more and more, and your description of it is certainly aiding that fact! I need to get my hands on it, and soon!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  4. Where did you get the Makeup Geek eyeshadows from? And the Becca highlight? Love ur post!!

    1. If you click on the name of the product where it's underlined it will take you to the site where you can buy it xx

  5. Beautiful photography Jasmine!


  6. The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is such a winter essential. My hands always get really dry from the cold and this always rescues them. Lovely post and photography! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  7. These all sound amazing... Ahhhh I don't know which one to try first!!!!!!


  8. All these product sound so good! I was lucky enough to receive Diva for Christmas. It's a great shade for autumn/winter x

  9. That Essie Nail polish though! I'm inlove with the shade!

    Angelie // My Top 10 VSCO Filters that looks great on everything!

  10. Definitely think I need to give Double Wear Light a go as I love the original so much! I've really been enjoying Speed Plump too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  11. Love the Amber lights, such an amazing shade! I love the DW light too, my favourite foundation for this time of year x

    Tamz || http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  12. I've just started using a Claudalie cleanser and I love it, the scent is so nice and fresh! It's the first of their products I've tried so I might look into the grape water as well. Love your eyeshadow picks, so many of my current favourites in there. Though it has reminded me that I still need to get Bitten and Amber Lights for my Mac palette too. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

    1. I need to try more out from Caudalie! The grape water is so hydrating and refreshing, I'm sure you'll love it :) xx

  13. That origins mask sounds so nice! Also love the look of the essie polish.


  14. So many gorgeous picks, I love MAC's Amber Lights AND Reve de Miel from Nuxe, too.

    Thirteen Thoughts

  15. I really want to try that Egg Nog fragrance, it sounds like it would smell amazing. I love scents that remind me of Christmas.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  16. I can't count how many times I ALMOST bought Diva. It's a beautiful red, but I always convince myself that I have twelve lipsticks that look just like it at home!! ;)
    I haven't tried any MUG eyeshadows, but they are top on my list for 2016. Especially the foiled shadows. I also saw today on Marlena's instagram that they are introducing what looks like contour powders this upcoming year. Can't wait for that, their sneak peek swatches actually looked suiting for very light and dark skin tones!!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  17. MAC diva is gorgeous and I really want that nars concealer!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  18. soap & glorys smoothie star body milk and breakfast scrub are just so lovely. the scent is to die for and they are the best for dry winter skin.


  19. Your posts always get me feeling so spendy! I really want to try Origins Overnight Mask, it's been on my list of things to try for so long!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  20. That egg nog fragrance sounds so festive! Those lipsticks look lovely Jasmine - you have great taste when it comes to choosing classy shades x


  21. Hey! I am new to your blog and absolutely love it! The products really look great, I'm sad that we don't have Soap and Glory and some of the other brands in Croatia :(
    I'm new to blogging and it would mean a lot if you came to mine and gave me some advice!
    Happy holidays!


  22. You'd create a gorgeous makeup with these products, I really like your picks! Totally agree with supercat, it is amazing! I've heard a lot about the nuxe balm, it is a perfect season to give it a try! xx


  23. Those Makeup Geek shadows look stunning need to get my hands on them!

    Parie x

    1. I'm just obsessed with Makeup Geek eyeshadows right now! xx

  24. I've never heard of Makeup Geek! How bad? I also love Origins Drink Up, it's one of my fave masks!
    Lovely post.

    Lauren xx - bylaurenjane

  25. Wow, so many amazing pics. I really want to try that Estee Lauder foundation now! I've only ever tried Double Wear. I own all those MUG shadows and have to agree they are some of my favourites! Especially starry eyed and bitten. I also am obsessed with the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask and have repurchased it many times. Great winter edit! It's summer here in Australia but I will remember these for winter-time :)

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

  26. I got the Origins Intensive Drink mask for Christmas and I have been loving it!! It's so amazing!

    Shannon Sage

  27. That bitten shade is EVERYTHING! I can imagine you rock it really well ^_^
    omg when I saw Champane Pop so easily available in the UK I was soooo tempted, because I'm really worried it wont be around next May :( but I'm sticking to my challenge somehow - that's definitely been the thing thats swayed me the most though ITS SO GORGEOUS!!D:
    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    1. Oh no - you should convince a loved one to buy it for you as a gift somehow haha xx

  28. Starry Night is a gorgeous eyeshadow! I've been loving a ton of new Maybelline things from the drugstore and a Natasha Denona highlighter.


  29. My winter must-haves are a dark plum lipsticks and a hand cream. I have not yet tried the hemp one from the body shop but it's on my wishlist :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  30. Thank you for your comments :) xx

  31. The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is such a winter essential and I am absolutely loving the Soap & Glory range. I got a set over Christmas and I am pretty much obsessed! Lovely post and the photography is amazing! xx



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