Hello everyone and Happy March 1st! It might be *almost* spring but I am currently away on a ski trip, exhausting myself to death on the slopes and loving every minute of it. Since this trip was quite the short notice (my boyfriend literally surprised me with it less than 24 hour before we took off) I didn’t have much time to think what to take with me, so I decided to play it safe and pack only a few of my fave beauty essentials that I knew will help me look half-decent for those après-ski fun activities. Let’s discuss…
If you are an avid winter sport lover, I’m sure you know how vital the post-ski skin hydration actually is. To help me inject some moisture back into my skin and make it look healthy and glowy again I like to slather on the Liz Earle Superskin Moisturizer* (here). It is a super rich cream but still feels super lightweight and absorbs instantly. It is really soothing and instantly plumps up the skin. This beauty looks gorgeous under foundation too, so I like to pair it with my latest love – the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation* (here). I’ve raved about it here but it basically leaves the skin look luminous and radiant and adds moisture to it as well. The medium coverage is the very thing I need after skiing all day and the foundation manages to cover all redness and dark circles – love!
Since I like to keep things dewy I give the powder a miss and just gently dust some of my favorite Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer (here / review) on my cheeks and up my temples to add some warmth and definition to my face. It is a dream to apply (even with my uncoordinated, shaky post-ski hands), blends beautifully and I even like to dab some on my lids to serve as eyeshadow. Love how quick and easy this step is but makes all the difference! Being on a winter holiday I’d always go for that ‘I just got back from the cold outside’ flush of color on my cheeks and this is where my trusty YSL Cream Blush in Baby Doll (here / review) comes in. This frosty light baby pink is blended just on the apples of my cheeks and it instantly livens up my complexion. The cream-to-powder formula of Baby Doll is spot on but just make sure you use a light hand because this is pigmented!
I cleverly forgot to include the Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara (here / review) in the picture but it’s been keeping me the best company on this little trip. I’ve been hitting the slopes with it on (yes, I am one of those people who don’t like leaving the house with bare lashes) and I am in love with its easy-to-remove water-resistant formula that does not budge and makes the hairs look long, thick and jet-black. After seven hours of skiing the last thing I have nerves for is to sit there and fill in my eyebrows like a pro. Nahh. Instead, I just rely on the Benefit Gimme Brow* (here / review) brow-volumising fibre gel to get the job done for me and I love how in two swipes my brows are thicker, fuller and beautifully shaped with no sparse areas in sight – simples.
Dry, chapped après-ski lips are unfortunately a thing and the only thing that helps me condition them is the NUXE Reve de Miel Lip Balm (here / review). It not only smells divine (honey anyone?) but its rich formula really soothes and moisturises the thirsty lips as well. This gem really restores and plumps them and I love how much softer they feel once the balm is absorbed. And here ladies and gentlemen is the moment you give me a reward for light packing: I left the house with one, I repeat one colored lip product and this will come as no surprise if you are a regular reader of RosyChicc but it is MAC Soar (here). I just had to channel my inner Kylie Jenner and Soar has been glued to my lips for the past few days. And you know what? I don’t miss my huge lipstick drawer back home – this sophisticated beauty is all I need and you can see it in action here.
We gotta paint those nails and I since greige (here) seems to be my nail shade of choice recently the Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Almond (here) was packed. I love its beautiful blend of beige and gray and it looks so classy and feminine. Oh and the gel-like, long lasting formula really tickles my fancy and makes the polish the perfect ski-activity companion.
Have you tried any of these products? Which are your favorite après-ski pick-me-up products?
Lots of love,