Tuesday, 20 December 2016

All things beauty for winter

Winter can be a harsh time of the year for our hair and skin, but it’s also an exciting time for some of the boldest beauty trends – fashionable medium hairstyles included! Keeping on top of a thorough skin care and hair care regime will help lock in moisture. And then, of course, there’s all the fun makeup looks straight off the Autumn/Winter catwalks that will bring colour to those dreary days. Let me break down everything beauty-related you’ll want to be doing this season.
All things beauty for winter
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Winter hair
You’ll want to pack as much moisture as possible into your hair to counterbalance the drying effect of central heating. Leave-in conditioners, hydrating masks and heat-protecting sprays will help. Serums can be useful in taming frizz, too.

In terms of hairstyles, soft finger waves and masculine side partings are on trend this season. These are easiest to wear with medium hairstyles. Shoulder-length hair is where it’s at, and the versatility of medium hairstyles means you can wear yours up in a simple chignon, decorated with brooches, or loose and ‘real’ – all of which were all over the catwalks!

Winter skincare 
Healthy, fresh skin was a key look at all the fashion weeks, and while iridescent powder played a part, that kind of glow comes from skin that is well looked after. 

A polishing cleanser can help smooth rough cheeks, and facial oils can help rejuvenate skin and deal with the ill effects of wind. Body scrubs are useful for flaky legs, followed by a rich body butter to feed parched skin. Hand creams come into play at this time of year more than any other, and a cuticle cream can come in handy too (no pun intended!).

Lip trends
We’re used to seeing dark lipstick colour at this time of year, and the Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalks were no different. If anything, the message was the deeper the better. Particular highlights include those blackcurrant and deep black cherry shades slicked across models’ pouts.

All things beauty for winter
Image Source - Maria Morri

To keep your lips in good condition, use a lip scrub to exfoliate away dry skin. Apply a thick layer of lip balm to keep them soft and to protect them against chapping.

Nail colours 
The ’70s trend has found its way into nail colours with the resurgence of ’70s warm beige. This is the winter update of spring’s nude. If you want something bolder, apple-red is right on trend, while grey is the way for a more subtle approach. 
All things beauty for winter
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During Christmas party season, you can’t go wrong with glitter, and it’s having a real moment right now across the whole make-up spectrum. Try a nail-art topcoat or opt for metallic silver. Added sparkle is this season’s update to classic dark navy polish too.

Your skin and hair can be soft and smooth at this time of year; it just takes that bit of extra effort. And the key lip and nail colours will set off your glowing look perfectly! 

*this post is a collaboration with All Things Hair


  1. I need to start using more hair masks at this time of the year as my hair always needs moisture x

  2. Very good post. Skin and hair care definitely change from summer to winter.

  3. My skin and hair are so dry at this time of year, definitely in need of some extra TLC.

  4. I absolutely love the dark, vampy lipsticks that are about just now - particularly the deep black cherry shades you mention. A/W is always my favourite for make up looks :) x

  5. I really need to sort my hair out - and take more care of it! I wish I had a party to go to so I could wear some glitter! Kaz x

  6. My skin really dries out this time of year. This is a great post, and important things to remember!

  7. OOH I like the sound of the dark cherry lipstick shade. I like apple red nails too!

  8. Gorgeous! I love rocking red lip in winter and gold eyeshadow for events.

  9. I love winter styles and shades! Definitely love a sparkly nail varnish for the party season, either that or a red! :D


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