January Beauty Blues for Skin, Hair and Face
The January Blues might already be upon you – but I say try to fight them with a little bit of the January BEAUTY blues. I’ve rounded up a whole load of beautiful blue beauty products so if you are feeling down, have a good pour over these instead, and pop them on your payday list if you want properly cheered up!
This post covers skincare, haircare, and all the blue makeup you will ever need!
Let’s start right there with this makeup roundup.
1. Illamasqua Eyeshadow in Victim, £17, is a brilliant deep teal blue shade that will enliven your eyes this winter! 2. Do you dare to wear blue lipstick- if so, try this shade Disciple, from Illamasqua, £20, and make a bold, blue statement. 3. Diego Dalla Palma Stay On Me Liner in 34 – Blue, £17.90, M&S – is smudge-proof and waterproof, and will see you through any January blues tears! 4. Clarins Satin Shadow in Baby Blue Eyes, £20 is the perfect cream shadow for a hint or a lot of blue on the lids. 5. Barry M Crystal Rock Nail Paint in Fluorite, £3.99 – you paint this om and watch it change to a super glittery textured finish as it dries!
6. Sunday Ivy The Big Fuzz Microfibre Blender, £8 absorbs 70 per cent less product than your average sponge, which means not only is it more effective, it saves you money. The unique velvet texture makes the sponge soft to touch, and a slanted edge makes it easy to cover all those hard-to-reach places. 7. Barry M Bold Waterproof Liner in Oasis Blue, £3.99. Another one to see you through any actual January blues/tears! 8.Kat Von D Inkwell Liner in Dark Wave – an ultra-matte liner in the brightest of cobalt blue will add a bright spark to your January eyes! £17, Debenhams. 9. Huda Beauty Sapphire Obsessions Eyeshadow palette, £25. Harvey Nichols. This ultra-lush compact strikes the ultimate balance between electric blue, vivid turquoise, shining silver and zesty yellow to help create a flamboyant, multidimensional feel. You will not feel remotely blue when wearing this! 10. Barry M That’s How I Roll Mascara, £4.99 – the mascara is black, but the bottle is blue. This waterproof mascara has a specially designed curved brush, and the mascara won’t budge until you want it to.
If your hair is curly and free, then you are too, right? Embrace the curls with Paul Mitchell’s Spring Loaded Frizz Fighting Conditioner and Shampoo. I have curly hair, and I love these products. Both are brilliant for untangling curls without roughing up the cuticle. Prices are £18.50 and £17.95 respectively, from salons.
Blue powered skincare? Okay, maybe it’s just the packaging on some of these products that is blue, but trust me, they will all do your skin a world of good this winter.
Philosophy’s brand new release this year is Renewed Hope in a Jar Water Cream Hyaluronic Glow Moisturiser, £35.50. Formulated with enhanced hyaluronic acid, exclusive pineapple complex and Norwegian glacial water, helping to provide intense and lasting moisture, this new moisturiser will give you the softest skin you want this winter.
L’Occitane’s Aqua Reotier Ultra Mineral Hydrating Range is packed full of ingredients to help hydrate the skin. The Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel, £29, is a cooling and hydrating product that is made with hydrating hyaluronic acid and calcium-rich Réotier water known for its properties to help the skin.
Clarins has some excellent hydrating skincare products. Try the Fresh Scrub, £26, perfect for dehydrated skin, or the SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask, £30, which is a light gel-cream formula. Both of these products are excellent for winter skincare routines.
Here are some of the January beauty blues products I have been adding to my routine this winter so far – except the Brunette Fudge range – that’s being trialled by a pal.
I’m not generally one for supplements or tonics, but Weleda’s Organic Prunus Elixir (Blackthorn Elixir), £10.95, is an invigorating and enlivening tonic made with sloe berries. Hey, I’ll try anything in this long, cold, miserable month!
It’S SKIN is a cheap and cheerful skincare brand that I like. The Gf Effector (Moisturising), £10, is a powerful Face Serum with Maitake Mushroom which provides intense moisture and hydration to the skin and won’t break the bank. Use it with the Power 10 formula Gf Moisture Mist, £11.95, to make your skin super-hydrated. Find them at Boots.
Weleda Foot Balm £11.95, is what’s needed for super-dry, tough skin and that is my feeet. This stuff is freshly fragrant with essential oils of litsea cubeba – the mountain pepper tree – and of lavender and rosemary. it containsastringent myrrh extract, soothing calendula and organic olive oil to soften tough skin and fine kaolin clay. I’m addicted!
Bobbi Brown Essential Multicolor Eyeshadow Palette in Blue Storm, £32, is just a lovely palette of five shades – just one of them blue, all of them brilliantly complementary and easy to use.
The Fudge Cool Brunette Conditioner and Shampoo, £13.95 each, are toning products for brunettes. I didn’t know these existed – but they use blue pigments and repairing Opti-PLEX™ technology to eliminatered and orange tones in colour-treated hair. Hair also feels clean, hydrated and revitalised. All round #winning.