Pretty Winter Makeup To Distract Us From The Impending Cold

Thanks to the lingering chills we're experiencing from last year's polar vortex, we're about to go into full-on survivalist mode. And, we're not just stockpiling cashmere sweaters and rechargeable hand warmers. If there's one thing that could help us look on the bright side when it comes to the darker days ahead, it's all the new makeup we'll be playing with. After all, we're going to have to keep ourselves busy when we're snowed in — it might as well be with things that sparkle and shimmer.

But, winter makeup isn't just about prettifying ourselves. Our skin needs more — way, way more — nourishment and moisture once the temps drop. Those matte lipsticks and powder-finish foundations may not cut it anymore. So, these days, we're all about gorgeous and skin-friendly finds.

Ahead, our favorite winter beauty picks. Let us know what you'll be stocking up on.

Photo: Via Zelens.
It's hard to apply makeup to dry skin, so start with a hydrating primer that'll lock in moisture and smooth out the canvas of your face.
Zelens Satin Primer Natural Illuminating & Hydrating, $70.00 Buy
Photo: Via Origins.
A CC cream will work harder than a regular foundation, targeting dryness while concealing blemishes.
Origins Smarty Plants CC SPF 20 Skin Complexion Corrector, $36.00 Buy
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Grab a highlighter that'll make you glowy on the surface with a luminescent finish — and underneath the surface with its hydrating properties.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Gold, $38.00 Buy
Photo: Via Estée Lauder.
Beat chapped lips and winter blues with this vibrant, moisturizing lipstick.
Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Carnal, $30.00 Buy
Photo: Via By Terry.
The hyaluronic acid in this cream blush makes it a cold-weather staple. Who wouldn't want to moisturize while getting their blush on?
By Terry Hyaluronic Blush in Peach Posh, $42.50 Buy
Photo: Via Vincent Longo.
We prefer gel liners over pencils when it's cold out, since our eyelids tend to be first to dry out.
Vincent Longo Creme Gel Liner in Flamenco, $25.00 Buy
Photo: Via RMS Beauty.
Dab this highlighter anywhere you need a little extra glow. It's great for all skin tones and every part of your face.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38.00 Buy
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