The cold, gloomy season is slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean it’s over just yet. To help you push through until gloriously warm spring days are here, there are 8 drugstore beauty finds that I think can make this last month or so a lot better and easier on all of us.
Here’s your must-have, end-of-winter survival kit.
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Alright, first on the list is of course a really good lotion. Eucerin has been my favourite for a very long time now because as someone with dry body skin, I need a heavy duty moisturizer to get me through the cold season. This one is really rich and always leaves my skin feeling soft, comfortable, and hydrated all day long.
You can’t go wrong with a pretty peachy-nude nail colour. Especially not in the winter to spring transition, anyway. I personally love neutral-coloured nail polishes as they can go with anything in your wardrobe and still look chic. This one has that pretty hint of peach in it that makes it less boring than traditional neutral shades and will also help remind you that warmer weather is on its way.
You can’t exist through the rest of winter without exfoliating your lips — You just can’t! This scrub is so, so good and always leaves the pout feeling soft, smooth, and prepped for moisture. It also tastes like honey, which of course, is always a plus.
After sloughing off the dead skin from your lips, it’s important to rehydrate. I’m obsessed with these lip balms because not only do they leave your lips juicy and moisturized, they also have a hint of colour in them that helps to liven up the face. The shade Rose and Hibiscus are my personal favourites because they look very similar to my natural lip colour. Think of them as your-lips-but-better shades.
Is it really winter/spring if all shades of shimmering rose golds aren’t heavily in your life? This palette has gorgeous colours to complement the changing seasons and is also super inexpensive too. You can create a variety of different makeup looks that range from soft and feminine to bold and dramatic with the colour and finish options that are in here.
It’s no secret that winter takes a toll on our hair, so to give it the moisture it needs, this mask treatment is a must. It’s made with natural ingredients and has things like different oils, honey, and fig in it to nourish and hydrate your strands. It also has an earthy, yummy smell that lingers even after you’ve washed it out.
I feel like golds are the perfect colour for this time of year. It’s metallic so it suits the winter, but still has the warmth to complement the upcoming warmer months. I’m a huge fan of the Jumbo Eye Pencils in general, but Pure Gold is a shade I’m reaching for more and more nowadays. It’s an awesome one eyeshadow makeup look that’s easy to create and looks beautiful, however I also love using it as an inner corner highlight to brighten up the eyes as well.
I love bronzer so much, so it’s no surprise that this has made its way onto this list. What makes this bronzer in particular so special is the fact that it’s made with different types of butters, making it perfect for the dehydrated, flaky skin we tend to have around this time of year. It’s super soft and creamy despite being a powder and blends seamlessly into the skin.