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A little later than usual, today I'm sharing my winter beauty picks from skincare to makeup to body care and fragrance...

A new product I've been enjoying this winter is the REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk* | £23 | full review. It's a great option if you want to cleanse in the morning without stripping your skin of moisture because it's just so lovely and softening, but it's also a great lazy day cleanser; if I've been working from home and just have a bit of sunscreen on then I use this as a 'one and done' in the evening. It's a lightweight milky-lotion cleanser that leaves my dry winter skin happy after use. Of course we all suffer with dry, dull skin in winter, but our skin is more likely to be sensitive and our barriers are more prone to a wobble. My favourite for keeping my skin glowing and smooth without any irritation is the super-gentle Medik8 Press & Glow PHA Tonic* | £25 | full review. It gets rid of any surface dryness without disrupting my lipid barrier. I know it's billed as for daily use, but I personally don't exfoliate daily, so I'll use this 3-4 times a week in the evening and in the morning / for the rest of the time, I reach for the Zelens Provitamin D3 Fortifying Mist | £48 | full review. This is so much more than your average hydrating face mist; it's formulated with ingredients that moisturise and ensure the hydration lasts, as well as plenty to boost up your skin barrier.

Every winter for the past few years I've repurchased the Niod Modulating Glucosides | £25 | full review. I know it's a bit of an opaque product to understand but essentially it's a serum in a milky emulsion formula that's incredibly soothing for the skin. Perfect if you're feeling dry or sensitive - it never fails to calm down redness and deeply moisturise my skin. Another saviour for winter skin is the Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream* | £45 | full review. I'm only my second tub of it because there's just no situation in which this cream isn't appropriate! It has this surprisingly light, fluffy texture for a replenishing, fatty moisturiser - it's gorgeous under makeup and has this glorious emollience to it, but it's also substantial enough to nourish the skin overnight. If I'm using strong actives in my evening routine - which is honestly most nights - it's nice to top everything off with an oil. This winter I discovered and fell for the Jordan Samuel Skin Soothing Facial Oil | £30. It's a very lightweight-feeling oil on the skin but it's so moisturising and skin-smoothing. It's formulated with plant oils rich in antioxidant goodness like cranberry seed oil, coQ10 and also squalane, a skin-similar oil.

All seasons are about the glow for me, I won't lie! But the skin can look and feel particularly dry and lacklustre when the weather is frosty and I do all that I can with my skincare and makeup to try and restore that radiance. My go-to duo is the MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite | £26 | full review | underneath, on top of (like a highlighter) or mixed in with the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (St. Moritz) | £33 | full review. The Strobe Cream is a lightweight priming moisturiser / mixing medium with a subtle iridescent sheen to it - this specific shade option is light gold. The Nars is just my go-to and I'm sure the regulars are sick of hearing about it, but honestly: I've been using this for almost 8 years and always circle back to it as an everyday complexion product. It just makes my skin look like skin whilst also evening things out and bringing that life and radiance to my complexion. It also has great longevity now that I'm back in the office more.

Let's talk colour! I'm all about that kind of black cherry vibe for the winter, especially if I want my makeup to look a bit more sultry and glam. On the cheeks, I love the blush shade from the Kosas Colour + Light Creme in Tropic Equinox High Intensity | £32 | full review. This is a more pigmented, deeper take on their standard cream highlight and blush duos, which I think is a lot more inclusive than when they only had the original line. Whilst this gorgeous bronze highlight is a touch deep for me (especially in winter), it would look stunning on a bit of a deeper skin tone and I like it for me layered under this rich tan cheek colour. On the eyes, a gorgeous product for looks of this sort of tone is the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Golden Quartz | £19. This is like a 'one and done' smoky eye; you have to work quickly to blend out the edges before it sets down, but once it does it's budge-proof! This shade is a stunning olive-gold-khaki kind of shade that brings the winter glam when paired with the lip colours we're about to get into...

I have two options: for day and for night, but you could actually use them together if you wanted to for an opaque but glossy look. The first is the Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm in Brown Sugar | £19. This is my favourite lip balm, rich with nourishing oils and butters, and it comes in two tints which I obviously had to get my hands on. This is the deeper more muted purple-berry; it's such an easy way to wear this kind of colour if you want something low-fuss. For something more glamorous and evening-appropriate that's in the same grungy colour family, I reach for the Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick in Fringe | £34. This glides right on and has a non-drying finish, but at the same time it's matte enough that it doesn't transfer. Plus, the shape of the bullet means you don't even have to use a separate liner...

To finish off, we have a few body bits. In the bath or shower, I love the warm, spicy scent of the Philosophy Cosy by the Fire Bath & Shower Gel* | £16 | which comes out before Christmas every year. It's just gorgeous and I definitely need to get a few bottles this coming December to carry me through! You can use the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream | £32 (170g) | full review | for both the face and body and you really can't go wrong with it. It's a lightweight but deeply nourishing and reparative formula with colloidal oat, glycerin and ceramides to give your skin barrier a big old hug! If you get patches of dry skin around your nose or on your knuckles, I really recommend checking this out (even if you just get the smaller tube).

I'm pretty predictable with my personal fragrance choices, but honestly: nothing ever seems to supercede Maison Margiela's Replica By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette | £99 | as a winter fragrance for me. It's just so warm and multi-faceted with notes of chestnut, vanilla, balsam and clove. It's cognac in front of the fireplace whilst it's snowing outside and you're all cosied up.

What have been your most-used winter beauty products this season?

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