It seems like I have been testing out and reviewing a lot of products the last month or so, and I thought it might be helpful to share the best winter beauty products I have discovered.

It is kind of my job to learn and experiment with all the fun cosmetics out there so I can give my full and honest opinion—aka, I buy it, try it and then tell you if you need it or not.

Here are the best of the best of my latest beauty discoveries.

Color Design Matte Lip Crayon by Lancome

I mean, lip crayons are just about as hot as Adam Lavine right now, but the difference with these lip crayons is all in the tip. I have a pretty sharp cupid bow and applying darker colors is especially frustrating sometimes, but the tips on these crayon are insanely precise and totally eliminate the need for lip liner.

best of winter beauty products

Airbrush Makeup Brushes by  PUR Cosmetics

Blurring Powder Makeup Brush
Precision Crease Makeup Brush
Sculpt and Contour Makeup Brush

Your makeup only ever works as good as your brushes perform. This is is mega smooth and soft, which means my makeup goes on smooth and seamless! This brush set is literally blending perfection.

winter beauty products

Love Your Selfie Palette by PUR Minerals

If you don’t like to have a lot of makeup (minimalism is IN), then I HIGHLY recommend this set. It’s got all the basics you need and then some.

This is the sort of palette I grab for a trip because it includes my go-to colors for shadows, plus blush, highlighter, bronzer, mascara, and lips! Some of my favorite shadow contouring is done with this palette, btw.

go-to colors for shadows


Patent Shine 10X Lacquer in Shop Girl by Butter London

I normally wear Jamberry nail wraps because they help thicken up my natural nails, but I have had acrylics since we moved (may never go back to natural again!).

Anyway, I just get nude acrylics, and I can paint them or wear Jamberry wraps, and I have found the Butter London lacquer goes on the smoothest and lasts the longest on my acrylics.

Plus, the color Shop Girl is EVERYTHING my nails ever wanted! Patent Shine 10X Lacquer Butter London lacquer


L’Absolu’ Rouge in Absolute Rouge by Lancome

When I was looking for the perfect Christmas red over the holidays, I discovered the smooth gloriousness of Lancome lipstick. Just trust me on this one, super yummy!

Lancome lipstick


Your Skin But Better CC Cream w/ SPF 50 by IT Cosmetics

My skin just really loves all IT Cosmetic products. I love that this is full coverage and comes packed with untagging magic for my skin. Also, when you pair it with the bye bye pores finishing powder, it totally makes your skin look baby smooth and lasts all day.

O! WOW Brush by CAILYN

I tried this for the very first time on a live broadcast on Periscope, and I think all people, including me, were impressed. This has since become my go-to foundation brush. Obsessed. O! WOW Brush


Morphe Blush Palette

I grabbed a few Morphe Palettes on during their big Black Friday sale, and this blush palette, plus the 35N palette, are totally rocking my world.

The pigment is super strong, so I find I barely need a kiss of color to make my cheeks pop. I have also loved blending 2 or 3 shades of blush together for some pretty blush gradients.  Morphe Blush Palette

Nail Art Striping Tape

I got a set of striping tape after bingeing on the #nailart hash tag on Instagram. I finally got around to playing with them because my nails were straight plain for 2 weeks.

This tape stuff is soooooo cool! It's intended to use a stencil, and then you add polish and peel the tape off, but I put them on my plain nails and did a clear gel coat on top to hold the tape down, and I LOVE the result.

My tips to using this tape are to clean your nail beds and hands with dish soap to degrease them so the tape sticks better, and then put the top coat on ASAP so the tape doesn’t lift. Do one hand at a time, and then top coat before you do the second hand.

Nail Art Striping Tape Nail Art

Ok, wew! That was a lot of favorites! Let me know if you try anything and how you like 'em! Also, did you like this post in general?

If you want me to do another post like this in the future, let me know in a comment below!