Simple Solutions: Winter Beauty Products

This winter, I'm really trying to keep it simple when it comes to my beauty routine. I traveled to some chilly places (Montana and New York in particular), which meant I needed to keep my skin moisturized. Traveling also means your skin is prone to all types of bacteria (just thinking about how dirty planes are makes me cringe), so bringing a face wash with you is necessary-never rely on wherever you are staying to have something that will work with your skin. Several of the brands Sephora carries now offer their products in different sizes, which is much easier than asking for a sample size at a department store. Tata Harper: I've been wanting to try products from Tata Harper for a while now. While I was on the hunt for new products, I came across this great 2 in 1 cream lip and cheek tint. I got it in the "very sweet" shade, which is a rosy pink, but it comes in an array of colors for all skin tones.

Kiehl's Daily Revival Face Oil: This stuff kept my face from drying out in literally the driest climate I have ever experienced. It's hard for a lot of people to see oil without being reminded of their oily skin days in middle/high school, but as someone who experienced that myself, this only leaves skin feeling (and looking) moisturized.

Benefit Rollerlash: I'd heard about this mascara after reading about it on Refinery29, and after having bad luck with several mascaras that irritated my eyes (having contacts makes eye-make up tricky sometimes), I decided to try it. Worst case, it wouldn't work, but maybe it was finally the product that my eyes wouldn't react to. Somehow, my eyes have yet to have an issue with this one and the curved brush really works wonders!

Chanel Lipstick: I'm usually a red/pink/dark red or pink kind of girl when it comes to lipstick, mostly because anytime I've tried coral in the past I have looked back at photos and immediately clicked the "untag" button (this has mainly occurred with high school prom photos, which included some pretty questionable dresses anyways). When I was in New York this past week the saleslady at the Chanel make up counter convinced me to try this new shade, "shipshape". I assumed I'd look like a clown, but I actually liked the lighter coral color, and the sheer tint made it less overwhelming than a full-on lipstick. I haven't stopped wearing it since, and have found it to be a nice change from the darker reds I usually wear this time of year.

Simple Micellar Cleasing Water: I've been buying this for a few months now and I keep going back to it. I've also noticed that it's popularity has increased lately and every time I go to buy it, there are only one or two bottles left! [show_shopthepost_widget id="1333292"] I also totally recommend this read by Refinery29- I went to the drugstore today to buy a few of these items and found that most of them will not be released until February but it's always good to know what to look out for!