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The must-have products for winter beauty perfection

We've found all the bits and bobs you'll need for the best winter beauty of your life.

When the weather cools down, it's important to remember that your skin has different needs. The frosty temperatures and stinging winds of winter have a tendency to dry out your skin and hair. Plus, most of us will try and warm up with an extra-hot shower - stripping all our natural, hydrating oils. So, keeping your skin hydrated is never more important than it is in winter.

Hydration means drinking lots of water and adding some extra moisture into your beauty routine. Look for gentle cleansers that won't strip your skin of oils, richly hydrating body moisturisers, hair masks and treatments and face oils to brighten your complexion.

Winter is also a time for experimenting with your makeup look. With our tans fading, there's never been a better time to ditch the bronzer and play around with dramatic eye makeup and ox blood lipstick.

Scroll through to see our must-have products for the best winter skin, body, hair and makeup of your life.


Skin

Your face needs an extra kick of moisture during winter. If you're not already including a face oil into your skincare routine, now is the time to start. Ditch the harsh cleansers and look for something more gentle. Also, consider adding a face mask into your beauty routine once a week to keep your face in tip top hydrated condition.

Vitamin E Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes
Vitamin E Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes

The Body Shop

Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Hydrating Mask
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Hydrating Mask

RY.COM.AU

The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner

Nourished Life

The Little Alchemist Cacao And Banana Face Glow Mask
The Little Alchemist Cacao And Banana Face Glow Mask

RY.COM.AU

Vanessa Megan Rose & Chamomile Hydrating Face Cream
Vanessa Megan Rose & Chamomile Hydrating Face Cream

Nourished Life


Body

Soaps and many body washes can strip all the moisture from your skin. Since no one wants scaly, lizard skin, try using a moisturising wash or shower cream. Using one with a lavender scent will help you sleep better at night. it's also important to moisturise your legs, arms and any stretch mark prone areas regularly with a cream or dry oil. And don't neglect your hands and nails either.

Manicare Moisturising Nail Polish Remover Pads Coconut Scented
Manicare Moisturising Nail Polish Remover Pads Coconut Scented

Priceline

Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender
Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender

Nourished Life


Makeup

Give the bronzed, summery looks a break for a bit. Why not play around with some more wintery shades? Go for dark eye shadows, dramatic eyeliners and try out those dark ox blood lipsticks you were to nervous to wear in summer. When doing a dark lip and dark eye look, keep the rest of your face neutral with just a hint of pink or peach blush. Also, remember to use a foundation that isn't overly dry as it will just end up looking cakey.

Face of Australia Colour Max Eyeshadow Palette Smoky
Face of Australia Colour Max Eyeshadow Palette Smoky

Priceline

Eye of Horus Liquid Metals Liquid Liner
Eye of Horus Liquid Metals Liquid Liner

Alive Skin + Hair


Hair

You're hair needs extra moisture too or you're at risk of major split end. Try using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. This will keep your hair in good condition and help manage fly-aways. Winter is the time to add an oil treatment into your haircare routine. Most of them (like the ones below) are leave in formulas so it's not too much extra work.

evo end doctor split end sealant
evo end doctor split end sealant

Alive Skin + Hair

Original & Mineral Hydrate And Conquer Conditioner
Original & Mineral Hydrate And Conquer Conditioner

Alive Skin + Hair

Original & Mineral Hydrate And Conquer Shampoo
Original & Mineral Hydrate And Conquer Shampoo

Alive Skin + Hair

MOROCCANOIL Original Oil Treatment Limited Edition
MOROCCANOIL Original Oil Treatment Limited Edition

Alive Skin + Hair

Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Hair & Body Spritzer
Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Hair & Body Spritzer

Urban Outfitters

Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil - Softening Treatment
Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil - Softening Treatment

Alive Skin + Hair

Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is the Editor of the Shopping section at finder. She has a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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