15 Beauty Products To Pack For Holiday Travels To Chilly Climates
The sudden chill in the air and mindblowing amount of holiday decor on sale at Target signals that it's time to break out those winter beauty essentials. Real talk, sometimes I feel like I’m stuck in some sort of eerie time warp, because it’s already almost Christmas, which means it’s already winter.
When prepping for an unparallelled winter getaway over the holidays, you want to make sure you have all the goods at your disposal to look absolutely flawless. It’s probably safe to say that many of us switch up our routines from season to season, since variations in temperature call for some change ups in the beauty department.
It's often hard to decipher which products you absolutely need for winter, and the ones you should most likely leave in the beauty aisle — especially when you're trying to travel light. There are some essentials to prepare you and your skin for the harsh weather to come, especially during a winter getaway.
1. Lip Balm
Glossier Balm Dot Com, $12, glossier.com
I'm a huge fan of all of Glossier's Balm Dot Com, and you may want to try out the brand's tasty Mint flavor to match the chill of the winter season.
2. A Hydrating Mask
Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Mask, $47, bergdorfgoodman.com
You'll definitely be putting your best (dewy) face forward with this hydrating mask from the G.O.A.T. Bobbi Brown.
3. Intensive Body Oil
Warming Oil, Etheric Bath & Body Oil, $18, farmaesthetics.com
This oil includes heat-producing herbs and oils that will make your body glow. Apply during a bath for added moisture and warmth.
4. Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara, $4.99, target.com
Who wants to deal with mascara tears while dodging chilling gusts of wind? Waterproof mascara is a major key.
5. Moisturizing Makeup Cleanser
Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil (.8 oz), $12, sephora.com
Take the day off your face, but make sure to leave some moisture in the process.
6. Hydrating Primer
Laura Mercier 'Hydrating' Foundation Primer, $36, nordstrom.com
I can't think of a better base for cold weather makeup than a good hydrating primer, and I'm in love with this one from Laura Mercier.
7. Winter Ready Leave-in-Conditioner
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment, $5.99, target.com
Leave-in conditioner is always important, but especially when temperatures are at their coldest.
8. Moisture Intensive Hair Mask
Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, $16, carolsdaughter.com
Fall leaves aren't the only thing that gets stripped in the winter — moisture from your hair is another. Try a hair mask to lock in hydration, and maintain luxurious locks.
9. Liquid Foundation
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $44, narscosmetics.com
Since cold weather tends to bring about dry skin, it's probably best to use a liquid foundation over powder to keep skin looking its most vibrant.
10. Cream-Based Lipstick
Holiday Mini Lip Gift Set, $25, trestique.com
In addition to wearing a moisturizing lip balm, it's important that your makeup is hydrating as well. These cream-based lipsticks from TreStiQue, infused with coconut oil, ensure your lipstick doesn't crack under pressure.
11. Sheet Masks
Tony Moly I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet, $3.75, ulta.com
No matter what the weather is, a sheet mask is always a good idea, especially when they come packed with hydrating extracts like aloe.
12. Hand Cream
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $27, aesop.com
Because there's nothing worse than getting caught with dry hands in winter.
13. Lip Scrub
Santa Baby Lip Scrub, $8.95, lushusa.com
Keep a bottle at lip scrub close at hand to prep for all that kissing under the mistletoe.
14. Moisturizing Socks
Earth Therapeutics 2-pk. Dotted Shea Butter Thera-Soft Socks, $9.10, kohls.com
Even though getting a pedicure isn't necessarily super important in the winter, it doesn't mean that you feet can't still look pretty and hydrated.
15. Under Eye Patches
Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches, $22, sephora.com
Winter especially calls for hydration and upkeep of the delicate eye area.
Keep a few of these beauty essentials in tow for your next amazing winter getaway, and you'll stay shining bright through the darkest, chilliest months of the year.
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