allbeauty’s Most Wanted: Winter 2020
22 December 2020
Who better to tell us what to add to our Winter wishlists than some of allbeauty’s very own beauty and product gurus? We did a quick whip round to find out the most coveted winter treats, as selected by allbeauty team members. And it wouldn’t be a proper team chat without finding out what everyone is looking forward to doing during the Winter months!
So grab a cup of something warming and settle down with us to discover our favourite allbeauty winter things. From cosy wellbeing candles and hair care treatments to soothe distressed looks to opulent fragrance and glittery palettes, here’s the lowdown on everything we’ll be adding to our shopping carts over the next few months.
We hope you don’t beat us to it!
My ultimate winter product has to be a Neom Organics candle!
I love these because as the dark nights draw in, it’s the perfect time for a little illumination! The scent of Neom Organics is a wonderful way to fill the house with relaxing fragrance. As an added bonus, a candle helps to calm the kids down before bedtime so everyone gets a great night’s sleep.
For me, the best thing about winter is Sunday dinner with the family, followed by a fresh winter walk along the beach.
My winter essential has to be the Moroccan Oil Treatment Mask Smoothing Lotion.
This product helps to keep my thick coarse hair smooth and frizz free during the damp winter months!
My favourite thing about winter would be getting cosy by the fire and watching all the classic old Christmas movies like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Miracle on 34th Street’.
My Winter Beauty Must Have Product has to be Dior Sauvage!
It smells great and it’s a strong aftershave that can hold its own when I inevitably rub some of it off with my extensive collection of winter scarves.
When it comes to picking a favourite thing about Winter, I would have to say a guilt free bubble bath when the weather is miserable outside. The more bubbles the better!
My Winter Beauty go-to is also a K-Beauty favourite – the Cosrx Exfoliator BHA Blackhead Power Liquid 100ml
I love this skincare product because it’s gentle, works like a treat, and removes the grime on the skin and in the pores. It also helps to balance the PH on my face and prevents any kind of breakouts and dry skin build-up. Also, it is easy to fit into my busy routine and wipes the slate clean for my morning moisturizer. You don’t need to use it every day to see the effects!
My favourite thing about the winter season has to be clothing, I love layers! Also is there anything more soothing than the pitter-patter of rain on windows?
Benefit Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain in Love Tint Fiery-Red is one of my go to products; when the winter washes away the rosiness of your skin. I apply a small amount onto the lips and a dab on the cheeks and you’re looking fresh again! Or layer it up and you can create a classic red lip for the Holiday parties without worrying of the dreaded smudging and bleeding that comes with red lips. Small enough to fit in your purse – this product is my winter favourite!
My favourite thing about winter is the clear sky mornings with frosted grass, especially the child-like excitement when you can see your own breath in the air. However, I think everyone can agree on the dark nights spent inside under a blanket with a cup of tea.
My Winter Essential has to be the M.A.C Art Library Nude Model Palette.
A glittery smokey eye is my vice and there is nothing I love more than swatching a new eyeshadow palette!
This aptly named colour “library” has everything you need to craft a variety of Autumn/Winter eye makeup looks. With excellent pigmentation and colour pay off, this palette of stunning glitters and satiny nudes is perfect for adding a touch of glow and illumination to your eyes on a cold wintry night.
My favourite thing about Winter has to be the accessories! When winter hits, out come my boots, earmuffs & fluffy berets – not all at once, mind you. Usually, my ultimate Winter activity is visiting family and friends over the festive period – not having been able to travel this year, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at window displays online from the cities I would usually visit! When I’m not looking at display windows, you’ll find me curled up with seasonal snacks, a stash of paints, a good book and reruns of Mad Men or Gossip Girl – xoxo.
My Winter Beauty Must Have Product is the L’Oréal Professionnel SERIE EXPERT Vitamino Color Mask 500ml
You only need a tiny amount of this product to make a huge difference. It really nourishes, strengthens and softens your hair with just a 5 minute use.
When it comes to winter months, my favourite things are definitely cosy nights in – with some self care included!
My top Winter Beauty product is the timeless Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream!
I love how Egyptian Magic is all-natural and organic. It has a mystical feel to it – something spiritual which has been passed down through the ages. The cream has a mix of pure ingredients such as Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly & Divine Love and has been certified cruelty free. It’s also multi-purpose and can be used as a moisturiser, lip balm, hand cream and as a makeup primer… the list goes on.
My favourite thing about winter are the dark, starry skies and crisp, cool mornings!
Kérastase Nutritive 8hr Magic Night Serum is one of my favourite Winter Beauty products! An overnight beauty sleep moisturising serum for dry hair is a must have on your winter product list – and this product definitely gives 8 hours of nourishment. Like an intensive night cream, it works whilst you sleep to repair and nourish for absolutely sublime soft hair in the morning. Apply on dry or damp hair and spread a pump into your hands, distributing through lengths to ends of hair before bed. No need to rinse in the morning and no oily residue left. It really works wonders.
Another great product for winter is Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Universal Balm. This is an absolute must have for me as it is a multi purpose product which nourishes, softens and moisturises everything from hair to skin, knees to elbows, eyebrows to beards. Even hands, cuticles and nails benefit from the wonderfully smelling balm!.
Infused with red camellia oil, it protects from dryness and has a lovely non sticky lightweight texture. It can also be re-applied at any time of day if necessary.
My favourite things about the winter are cosy Sundays by the fire with a roast in the oven and a good movie or box set!
My Winter Beauty Essential is a fragrance, and this can only be the decadently delightful Tom Ford Black Orchid. Rich, creamy and luxurious – this fragrance may be haute couture and high fashion, having been designed by top Fashion Designer Tom Ford but it envelops you in it’s warmth! It contains notes of incense, amber, vanilla, dark chocolate and vetiver, with a woody base of patchouli and sandalwood. A true Winter scent!
My favourite things about winter are bundling up in cosy, warm clothes and going for long walks on crisp, bright winter days. Followed by large mugs of steaming hot chocolate! Or glasses of red, sitting by the fire in a country pub!
I love Alpha H Liquid Gold! Applying this feels like a spa treatment in your own home and if the name didn’t make you feel fancy enough, then the fact that it has been featured in Vogue will do! During the winter, I will tend to hibernate and this is perfect to brighten my tired skin after all of the festive fun, as it contains glycolic acid to buff away imperfections.
I love Winter because I get to watch Elf on repeat, cuddles on the sofa with my puppy and the occasional mulled wine!
Let us know if any of these products are also on your winter wishlist!
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