Beauty Products for Winter Sun

It might be freezing cold outside the window, but if you’re headed off on holiday in pursuit of some winter sun your make up bag may well be in need of a boost. Out with the heavy foundations and in with the bronzer. The following items are well worth the splurge:

Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Body Skin Care is an oldie but a goldie. And whilst it doesn’t come cheap, we defy anybody to get streaks with this subtle-smelling fake tan.  We also find the bottle lasts for ages – definitely a good investment. £70 from John Lewis

Wearing Factor 30 on the face is all very well but it can leave you looking a little pale compared to the rest of your body.  That’s where Tom Ford’s Soleil Contouring Compact comes in handy.  You can use the highlighter on the top of your cheeks, the pink on your ‘apple’s and the bronzer all over your ‘sun-hit’ spots. £78 from John Lewis

We’ve always found the colour jump between pale winter to sun-kissed summer skin (and everything in-between) rather frustrating but the problem is solved with Chantecaille’s Radiance Gel Bronzer.  Just add as little or as much as you need to your current foundation and you’ve got all colour ranges covered.  £51 from Liberty

At the end of a day at the beach or by the pool when you’ve just showered and got dressed for the evening, we love a spritz of this Spa Relax Super Glow Body Oil.  The smell of sage, lavender and peppermint is both refreshing and calming and it gives your tan a subtle sheen (and we don’t mean greasy shine!) £25 from The White Company

We were lucky enough to be given a sample of this fragrance at an Estée Lauder press day some years ago and it’s such a great smell of summer that we are still buying it now.  A combination of Bergamot, Amber, Tiare Flower, Vanilla and Coconut, we buy the Eau Fraiche for a lighter summer fragrance. £41 from John Lewis

And finally, for the best stay-put waterproof mascara, try MAC In Extreme Dimension Waterproof mascara. It doesn’t clump, covers the lashes evenly and lasts from morning until night. £19.50 from John Lewis



Beauty Products for Winter Sun
— Francesca
5th January 2018