As we march full speed ahead into the chilly days of winter, your skin can really take a beating. Between the freezing temperatures, blustery winds, surprise-attack snowfalls, and pesky indoor heating, your regular regiment just won’t cut it anymore. Read below for our favorite budget beauty picks to keep you looking your best, no matter what kind of weather Mother Nature throws our way.
As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing this all-purpose balm can’t do. Formulated with only six ingredients, it’s safe to use on all skin types, and provides a much-needed dose of moisture for anything from cuticles to lips, to minor cuts and scrapes. It also serves as a last-minute makeup remover in a pinch.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
This perennial favorite among makeup artists and editors alike lengthens and defines lashes without the peskiness of flaking or clumping. With its iconic pink and green tube, it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive eyes.
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Safe enough for sensitive skin, this Cerave cleanser is as gentle as Cetaphil, but packs an extra punch with a time-release formula that includes ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which makes it all the more hydrating – an added bonus during harsh winter months.
Eos Medicated Lip Balm Sphere in Tangerine
Packed with vitamins, zinc, and Shea butter, this 95 %-natural lip balm provides medicated relief and anti-bacterial protection from wintertime germs. Plus, the handy orb shape makes it easy to find in your bag, not to mention super fun to apply.
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer Duo
As your skin tends to lose its natural glow during the winter months, you might find yourself in need of a little extra color to give your skin some much-needed radiance. Neutrogena’s blush and bronzer duo works double time to perk up your complexion and give it a healthier look over time with a powerhouse blend of antioxidants.